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Job Title : VAUXHALL : Engineering Technician Apprentice
Employer : Vauxhall Motors Ltd
Location : Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3YT
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Mechanical Engineering
Vacancy Reference : VAC-12066
Brief Description : Starting in September 2020, this is a four year advanced apprenticeship. As an Engineering Technician Apprentice you will ensure that equipment is maintained to a standard necessary for the production of high value manufactured products

 

Qualifications Required : The applicant should be educated to a minimum of GCSE level with 5 GCSEs achieved / predicted at A* - C or 9 - 4 grade in maths, English and science (or equivalent).

Due to the current situation, please be aware that the predicted grades will be accepted when applying for an apprenticeship.
Vacancy Detail : Starting in September 2020, this is a four year advanced apprenticeship. As an Engineering Technician Apprentice at IBC Vehicles Manufacturing Plant, you will ensure that equipment is maintained to a standard necessary for the production of high value manufactured products.
Typically the work covers a broad range of activities include installation, testing, fault finding and the on-going maintenance of complex automated equipment. This requires the application of a blend of skills, knowledge and occupational behaviors across the electrical, electronic, mechanical, fluid power and control systems disciplines.
This is a four year advanced apprenticeship.

Year 1 – 5 days a week in College completing a level 2 foundation competency qualification, starting a level 3 knowledge qualification and a 3-day gateway assessment at the end of the year.

Year 2 – 1 day a week in College, 4 days in the workplace. The day in College is to complete the level 3 knowledge qualification.

Year 3 – 5 days a week in the workplace compiling evidence to demonstrate competency.

Year 4 – 5 days a week in the workplace compiling evidence to demonstrate competency and an end point assessment.
Positions Available : 16
Working Week : Monday - Friday 37.5 hours per week
Salary : £236.53 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 31/05/2020
Possible Start Date : 13/09/2020
Personal Qualities : The applicant must be driven and committed to achieve with a keen sense for problem solving and being hands on with equipment with a willingness to learn and take instruction.
You should have an enthusiastic and genuine interest in engineering and be willing to study an Advanced Apprenticeship. The applicant should also be flexible and adaptable to be able to work within any production unit in the Plant.

Due to the current situation, please be aware that the predicted grades will be accepted when applying for an apprenticeship.
Skills Required : Strong problem solving skills is essential for you to be successful, as well as the ability to work independently and also as a part of a high performing team.
Future Prospects : Successful completion of the Apprenticeship could lead to full time employment at Vauxhall Motors as a qualified Maintenance Technician
Training to be Provided : During this Apprenticeship, you will undertake the Standard for Engineering Technician Level 3
Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
• Foundation Competence – EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
• Gateway Assessment on completion of Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
• Development Competence – EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering - Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
• Development Knowledge – Pearsons Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
• College attendance
• Regular visits from the College into the workplace
• Observations and assessments in the workplace
• Use of e-portfolio
• Independent End Point Assessment on completion of employer sign off of competence
• Ongoing support and training from both College and the employer
• Functional Skills qualifications (if required)
Other Information : From year 3 of the apprenticeship the apprentice will move on to the plants regular shift pattern which currently consists of 2 weeks working 06:00am - 13:44pm and 2 weeks of working 13:44pm - 21:28pm.  Our Engineering Technician apprentices currently start on a salary of around £12,375 per annum, rising every year until qualifying at the end of year 4 on to a salary of around £31,000 if you successfully secure a permanent position.

Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team and complete an online Maths and English test which will be sent out prior to your initial interview if you meet the entry criteria. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage

Ability to travel within Bedfordshire area is necessary as the workplace will be in Luton however training is provided in Bedford
Things to consider : Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team and complete an online maths and English test which will be sent out prior to your initial interview if you meet the entry criteria. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage.

The vacancy will be working in the manufacturing plant and will involve shift work.

Ability to travel within Bedfordshire area is necessary as the workplace will be in Luton however training is provided in Bedford
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