MOTOFIX ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRES LIMITED

Volkswagen Group Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Technician Apprentice

Employer:

MOTOFIX ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRES LIMITED

Training Provider:

BABCOCK TRAINING LIMITED

Weekly wage £156.00
40.0 hours per week Monday – Friday. 0830 – 1730. Possibility of Saturday workings and / or shifts. Working week will be confirmed on application.
duration: 2 years
start: 15 October 2019
Exeter
Advanced(level 3)
Vehicle Body and Paint (apprenticeship standard)
1 October 2019 (application closing date)
We have an exciting opportunity for you to join the Volkswagen Group Approved Paint and Body Network. You will have the opportunity to work with a range of vehicles from Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. You will learn how to inspect, assess and repair or replace vehicle components in this specialist role.

Responsibilities

Our Mechanical, Electrical and Trim Technicians work methodically to return customer vehicles to factory standards, diagnosing and fixing faults and distributing work as required to other specialists.

Due to the high level of technology within our vehicles you will develop skills in mechanics and electrics.

While the type of work carried out will vary according to location, some of the typical day to day duties include:

  • Removing and fitting basic mechanical, electrical and trim components
  • Removing and refitting non-structural body panels
  • Removing, renewing and refitting mechanical and electrical systems and vehicle trims following accident damage
  • Carrying our vehicle inspections
  • Identifying the extent of vehicle damage
  • Accessing and removing damage components
  • Installing new components

Using specialist equipment and techniques including welding and soldering to undertake repairs.

Future Prospects

Volkswagen Group (VWG) is one of the UK’s largest car retailers encompassing premium brands such as Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen, Trade Parts Specialists, Volkswagen Paint and Body and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. This network of retailers spans the UK, providing a wide range of career opportunities.

Once your apprenticeship is complete, you will continue your learning journey and you will have the opportunity drive your career forward. Some of our apprentices have gone on to become team leaders and managers within the retail network or even joined our team at Head Office in Milton Keynes.

Reality Check

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Skills Required

An ideal MET Technician apprentice will be able to work methodically, have attention to detail and be a team player.

Qualities Required

We are looking for people who are passionate about our industry and our brand. Some of the personal skills that you should think about showing us in your application are:

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Teamwork
  • Strong communication
  • Customer Service

Qualifications Required

GCSE grades A – C (new grades 9 – 4) or equivalent in English, maths and science.

In Scotland, applicants must have or be predicted to achieve National 4 or above in English, maths and either a science or technical subject. Standard Grades 1-4 and Intermediates are also accepted. 

'Equivalent' grades include:

  • BTEC first diplomas and certificates
  • OCR Nationals
  • Key Skills Level 2
  • NVQs
  • Essential Skills (Wales)
  • Functional Skills Level 2
  • Core Skills (Scotland)

Training Provided

Training will be delivered over a number of block release weeks at one of our state of the art training facilities in Milton Keynes. Accommodation and transport will be provided as required. Here, our expert trainers will guide you through the training programme using a combination of e-learning, classroom learning and practical application.

When you return to your workplace, your personal, dedicated mentor will support your continued learning as you apply the skills and knowledge you have gained at the Learning Centre.

This is a fully rounded training experience where you will build life skills that last and gain both Apprenticeship qualifications and Volkswagen Group standard certifications.

On successful completion of the two year programme you will receive the following:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair – Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Principles (VRQ)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair – Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Competence (VCQ)
  • Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling (EC842-2006)
  • 2 x Apprenticeship Completion Certificates (at L2 & L3)
  • Level 2 Award in Employee Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Functional Skills if required
  • Brand specific certifications