Apprentice Vehicle Technician

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Job description

We are currently recruiting for a Motor Vehicle Technician Apprentice. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with one of the world’s most prestigious and technologically advanced car manufacturers.

You will be working in a busy BMW/MINI workshop environment, where you will be responsible for maintaining and repairing motor vehicles to the high standards of the BMW/MINI brand.

All BMW Motor Vehicle Technician Apprentices attend the BMW Group Academy UK in Berkshire for their off-the-job training. This ensures consistent training throughout the UK and allows our apprentices to train on up-to-the-minute products and technology. The training takes place over a 3 year period and takes the form of classroom and workshop sessions.

The course is unique to BMW with a special emphasis on electronics and cutting edge technology; your training will include the opportunity to work on the latest cars, engines and BMW diagnostic equipment, ultimately leading to the ability to undertake maintenance, service and repair activities on vehicles to the highest standards once fully qualified.

During the time spent at your Retailer, a mentor will be allocated to oversee the work-based learning programme. A BMW representative will also visit on a 12 weekly basis to set performance targets and ensure any development needs are being met.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

To have good manual dexterity.

Personal qualities

* A keen interest and enthusiasm for automotive vehicles and the industry as a whole

* To be honest and trustworthy with a willingness to learn

* A positive attitude and work ethic, with high level of professionalism

* To be able to work effectively as part of a team in a busy workshop environment, as well as having the capability to follow instructions and work individually

Desired qualifications

Applicants are required to have, or predicted to obtain, GCSE Grade A*-C/ 9-4 or Functional Skills Level 2 (or equivalent) in the following subjects:

* English

* Maths

* One other subject

Future prospects

On successful completion of the Apprenticeship, you will continue your development on the BMW Technical Programme.

Things to consider

Successful applicants must be prepared to travel to the BMW Group Academy in Berkshire to complete their apprenticeship training. Training is completed in one-week blocks approximately once every three months. All training costs are covered by the BMW Retailer (travel, accommodation and food).

Qualifications attained:

* IMIAL Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician

* IMIAL Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigeration Handling

* IMIAL Level 2 Award in Electric / Hybrid Vehicle

IMIAL ATA Light Vehicle Service Maintenance Technician Accreditation

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