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Job Title : Apprentice Mechanic
Employer : Base Garage
Location : Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 7DR
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Engineering
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01627
Vacancy Short Description : Trainee mechanic required for busy independent garage. With scope for advancement within. We service and maintain and MOT cars light vans and minibuses. Family run business.


Qualifications Required : Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability. Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs including English and Maths at grades A-C or 9- 4. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a contract of employment.
Proof of qualifications will be required before you can be accepted onto the apprenticeship.
PLEASE NOTE: Those without the stated entry requirements or awaiting GCSE/GCSE retake grades, may be offered an appointment to come into college (Easton or Otley campus) and sit an online assessment to confirm program suitability.
Vacancy Full Description : The role will involve assisting a mechanic with routine servicing and maintenance of cars, light vans and mini buses.

- puncture repairs,
-fitting of tyres
-general mechanical repairs etc.

You will be joining a small team of people willing to help and assist in your development.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40 hrs Mon - Fri 8.30 - 5.30
Salary : £156.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 22/11/2019
Possible Start Date : 02/12/2019
Personal Qualities : Communication skills, reading, writing and listening and an ability to join small team of people
Skills Required : A mechanical knowledge is desired, a positive attitude, a desire to learn and be a member of a small team environment, also on ability to listen to and to follow instructions given.
Future Prospects : We are a very busy garage and we would be looking to employ another trainee next year, thus allowing the successful applicant to step up to the next level. An apprenticeship programme would be used in conjunction with this employment
Training to be Provided : College: Block week aendance at OTLEY Campus
Qualification: Transport - Light vehicle service & maintenance technician Level 3 including Functional Skills in Maths and English if required
Other Information : Pay Rates: The current NMW rate for Apprentices is £3.90 per hour with effect from 1st April 2019. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training. For more information visit:
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the industry with a contract of employment

Working Week: Monday-Friday 8.30-5.30
One hour lunch break
Wage : £3.90 per hour. This will be reviewed after a satisfactory period

Shortlisting/Interviews - Shortlisting and interviews will take place throughout the duration of the vacancy ad. This may mean that the vacancy could close before the published cut-off date should suitable candidates be found.
Things to consider : Most of work involved will be in workshop. There are some computer activities involved and also reading of scanners etc whilst working on vehicles. The main stay of the job is mechanical based.
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