Parkway Motors Ltd

Volkswagen Group MET Technician Apprentice - Parkway Volkswagen Leicester - Advanced (Level 3)

Parkway Motors Ltd (Employer)

Babcock Training Limited (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £172.00
40.0 hours per week Monday – Friday. Between 08:30 – 17:30. Possibility of Saturday workings and / or shifts. Working week will be confirmed on application.
3 years (duration)
2 January 2022(start date)
1 January 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.

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, 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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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 GCSE (or equivalent) Grades 9 – 4 (A –C) in English and Maths and a minimum of GCSE (or equivalent) Grade 9 – 3 (A –D) in Science

'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 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 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 
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