Always wanted to be a qualified car mechanic?
There is an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work alongside qualified technicians where you will be trained in all aspects of maintenance and repair of vehicles from routine servicing to electrical fault diagnostics.
A Car Technicians job falls into three categories:
- Servicing Vehicles – working on manufacturer servicing guidelines to ensure the vehicle is running at optimum performance
- Maintenance – replacing parts and components that wear and tear before they fail
- Repair – diagnosing the reason for vehicle failure and fixing the problem
Following the completion of your Apprenticeship you will become a fully qualified Light Vehicle Technician.
There are then a number of opportunities for progression within the Motor Industry including:
- M.O.T Tester
- Senior Technician
- Workshop Manager
The specific hours and days that you will be required to work and attend college will be discussed in more detail at the employer interview and by North London Garages once you have been accepted on to the Apprenticeship programme.
The ideal candidate must have a keen interest and a strong passion for the motor vehicle industry. Some previous work experience would be an advantage, however it is not essential.
You will need to demonstrate:
- Excellent practical skills
- The ability to work quickly and pay attention to detail
- Good communication skills
- The ability to follow written and verbal instructions
- Have excellent communication skills
- A positive and ‘can do’ attitude
- An excellent time-keeper
- Responsible and share a true passion for motor vehicles with a willingness and desire to learn
Whilst a previous motor vehicle qualification is not a must, all applicants must have GCSE Grades A-C/9-4 or a Functional Skill equivalent in maths, English and I.C.T.
Some employers will require higher grades at GCSE level or equivalent than others.
Candidates are required to undertake initial assessments in maths, English and I.C.T.
Full time employment with training within a garage and day release at our training centre or approved college to work towards achieving IMI Level 2/3 VRQ and VCQ qualifications. It usually takes three years to be fully qualified.
You will shadow qualified technicians so that you are able to learn first-hand how to repair faults and damage and repair work.
Once you pass your assessments and progress through your course, you will be able to start completing tasks on your own.
To ensure that you are competent in completing tasks on your own, one of our assessors will visit you in your work place at least once every 4 – 6 weeks as part of a close support network to ensure that Apprentices are both enjoying and succeeding in their course.