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Our client is the Prestige Franchised Dealership WESTERN COMMERCIALS, based in AINSLIE STREET, DUNDEE provide Vehicle Sales, Vehicle Maintenance and Aftersales solutions for the commercial industry. Our client is searching for talented people to join their Commercial Vehicle Service Technician Apprenticeship. Giving you the opportunity to become the best skilled service technician for the future enabling you to deal with the complex technology for the future vehicles, where career options and prospects are endless.
What might a typical day in this job look like?
You will be working on Large Goods Vehicles, such as Vans, Lorry or Trailers. Duties will include carrying out servicing, fault finding, repair of vehicles, operating specialist equipment and all other associated tasks.
Training is not all hands on, we believe that learning to use a computer and understanding the theory behind the role is as important as using a spanner. Successful candidates will initially work day shirt (8.30am to 5.00pm, half hour lunch, equating to 8 hours per day. After this, there will be shift work depending on location/age. Typical shifts may be 6am to 2pm and 2pm to 10 pm.
What will I learn?
On the job training will be carried out in the employer’s workshop alongside your workplace mentor.
Off the job training will be typically one-week block release at the Mercedes Benz Training Academy based in Milton Keynes, England. Our client will pay for travel and overnight accommodation while on block release.
You will build portfolios to record training, experience and skills gained throughout your apprenticeship. You will be expected to self-study and with the combination of on the job and off the job training, you will be working towards the Modern Apprenticeship Framework to IMI standards for Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair, including Core Skills.
What qualification or qualities are required?
The successful applicant will be confident, self-motivated and keen to work as part of a team. Having an interest in working in the automotive and engineering industries and inquisitive nature and a desire to fix things are just as important as academic achievements.
Must have 5 qualifications at National 5 level, these must include Maths, English and a Science. Predicted grades will be taken into consideration. Initial Assessments and interviews will be carried by Remit Ltd.
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