Make sure your business doesn’t run out of talent by hiring your next apprentice?
If the British automotive industry has a weakness, it’s that it could soon be running out of talent.
The latest official figures suggest there just aren’t enough skilled workers pursuing automotive careers. Motor vehicle apprenticeships are one way for the industry, everyone from car manufacturers to garage owners to help bridge this gap.
Most car makers, such as BMW, Toyota, Nissan, Audi and Mercedes, already have an apprenticeship programme, but many are keen to improve and expand the use of apprentices.
The Government is eager to help too. By the end of this year it has vowed to create a further three million car apprenticeships across the country in a bid to create more automotive jobs.
To raise awareness of this initiative, the Skills Funding Agency and the National Apprenticeship Service continue to promote the uptake and improvement of apprenticeships across the country. 2019 included the promise of a further 23,000 vacancies and another 200 businesses joining the Trailblazer initiative, where they help to tailor industry-specific apprenticeship programmes.
This year, the goals are equally as high, as more and more British workplaces are waking up and seeing the benefits that vehicle technician apprenticeships can offer.
Get organised by 31st July 2020
The Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship framework is set to end on 31st July, meaning there is no better time to hire an apprentice for your business and access this funding.
What does Walsall College offer?
- Level 3 Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (Light Vehicle) Standard – 36 months
This allows apprentices to understand services and repairs to light vehicles.
- Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Heavy Vehicle) – 36 months
This allows apprentices to understand services, inspections and repairs of Heavy Vehicles, categorised by the Department of Transport as category N2 or N3
- Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Heavy Vehicle) – 24 months This provides entry level training for repairing and maintaining motor vehicles. Once the Level 2 is completed, the apprentice can progress to the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Heavy Vehicle).
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