Citygate Automotive Limited

Volkswagen Group MET Technician Apprentice - Citygate Watford - Advanced (Level 3)

Citygate Automotive Limited (Employer)

Babcock Training Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £10,004.80
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:30. Possibility of Saturday workings and/or shifts. Working week will be confirmed on application.
3 years (duration)
8 October 2022(start date)
7 October 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

As part of the Volkswagen Group approved Paint and Body network, you will have the opportunity to work on a range of vehicles from Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. You will develop the skills you need to successfully refinish vehicles back to factory standards and return them to our customers as good as new.


What will the apprentice be doing?

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

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Training will be delivered using a combination of virtual classroom remote learning and face-to-face block release weeks at our state-of-the-art training centres.

Our expert trainers will guide you through the training programme using a combination of e-learning, classroom learning and practical application.

In the workplace, your personal, dedicated mentor will support your continued learning as you apply the skills and knowledge you have gained through the remote sessions and at the National Learning Centre.

This is a fully rounded training experience where you will build life skills that last and gain both apprenticeship qualifications and brand certifications.

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

Level 3 Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Technician
Brand certifications 
Apprentices will be required to achieve Certification in Refrigerant Handling (EC 842-2006) or latest revision – please see F Gas Regulations
Apprenticeship standard
Vehicle damage mechanical, electrical and trim (MET) technician

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Volkswagen Group (VWG) is one of the UK’s largest car retailers encompassing premium brands such as Audi, Bentley, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen, TPS, 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.

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If you can’t apply online, please contact us on 0800 587 3051. The latest information on the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices can be found at

Skills Required

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English, Maths and Science are required. (Grade GCSE grades 9 – 4 (A *– C)) Essential
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