Balgores Motor Group

MET Apprentice Technician - Level 2

Employer:

Balgores Motor Group

Training Provider:

REMIT GROUP LIMITED

Weekly wage £156.00
40.0 hours per week 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
duration: 18 months
start: 31 January 2020
Colchester
Intermediate(level 2)
Vehicle Body and Paint (apprenticeship standard)
24 January 2020 (application closing date)
Balgores Motors specialise in accident repairs, and they are looking for a technician who wants to get involved with all aspects of the bodyshop while becoming qualified as an MET Technician.

Responsibilities

The role of a Mechanical, Electrical & Trim (MET for short) Technician is to identify mechanical and electrical components on damaged motor vehicles which need to be removed before the bodywork repairs can be carried out and to refit them after the repairs are complete.

As an apprentice, you will gain expert working knowledge in relation to the removal, repair and replacement of engine, gearbox, suspension, mechanical and electrical systems.

This includes:

  • Assessing a vehicle to establish the extent of damage
  • Remove and refit non-structural body panels and mechanical and electrical systems
  • Remove and refit any part relating to the vehicle, to the correct alignment
  • Remove, repair and replace: engine, gearbox, suspension, mechanical and electrical systems
  • Diagnose and fix faults within a vehicle management system (on board computer) & associated electrical system

A certain amount of administration and customer interaction is also required:

  • Keeping a record of work carried out and time taken
  • Liaising with the customer or insurance company
  • Providing quotations and estimations

As part of the service a bodyshop offers, you may also carry out valeting, to ensure the vehicles look as good as new.

  • Wash down the outside of the car to remove dirt and mud
  • Polish the windows, wheels, door handles and mirrors

Future Prospects

If you're looking for a career that has great teamwork, training, rewards, long-term scope and is going places - apply now!

Reality Check

This apprenticeship would last for 18 months and will require dedication for the duration of the position.

Technicians normally work 40 hours a week, typically from Monday to Friday. During busy periods it may be required to also work Saturdays with a day off in the week.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).  For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Skills Required

The job involves numerous activities, you will need to be comfortable with a wide range of vehicles. As a MET Technician, you will often be working alongside panel beaters and paint sprayers, so good communication and being able to follow instructions would be good skills to have.

Qualities Required

Commitment and enthusiasm are a must and a passion for motor vehicles and physical work would be an advantage.

Qualifications Required

No previous automotive qualifications are required, and we will support and help develop your English, maths and ICT.

Training Provided

This is a Mechanical Electrical and Trim Technician Apprenticeship, delivered by Remit Group.

Training is delivered in the workplace and on block release at the Remit Academy in Derby.

This means you will be required to stay in a hotel for 4 separate weeks (Mon - Fri) over the duration of the programme. All associated costs for training are met by the employer and there will be no cost to you.

You will also be assigned a dedicated Development Coach who will visit you every 4-6 weeks at the workplace, giving 1-2-1 information, advice and guidance.

As a result, you will receive the following qualification:

  • VRQ & VCQ in Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Level 2
  • Functional Skills in English & maths (if required)
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