The automotive industry relies on a steady flow of new entrants and apprentices to help meet the skills needs of employers and to replace an aging workforce.
The aim of this framework is to attract new people into Vehicle Maintenance and Repair from a wide range of backgrounds to replace those who leave or retire and to upskill the existing workforce in England.
An apprenticeship is a work-based training programme that provides you with practical skills through on-the-job training combined with theoretical knowledge through off-the-job learning. An apprenticeship will give you the best of worlds, learning and working, enabling you to earn money whilst gaining qualifications and experience.
How do you become an Apprentice?
You might already be employed but if not, we may be able to help you find a suitable vacancy. View the Apprenticeships we currently have available at: www.walsallcollege.ac.uk/jobs/show/apprenticeship-jobs
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The selection process will include a basic Initial Assessment and an in depth interview during which your suitability, commitment and interest for the programme will be determined.
To be accepted onto the programme you must have GCSE grades E or above in Maths and English. Grade C or above are desirable. If you have attained these grades it may give you an exemption from the functional skills components of the framework however if you do not have the required grades, additional support will be provided to bring you up to the required level dependant on your initial assessment results.
The suitability of your employer will also be determined before you are accepted onto the programme. Your employer will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary Health and Safety arrangements in place to satisfy legislative requirements, and that they are able to provide you with the full range of work to successfully complete the Apprenticeship framework.
If you do not have an offer of employment we may be able to assist you, however this cannot be guaranteed as demand for Apprenticeship places are high.
Work as a Light/Heavy Vehicle Service Technician
Advanced Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
Level 3 Diploma in Light/Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Light/Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles
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