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  • Find a Job with IMI Auto Jobs

    Discover vacancies throughout the automotive sector with IMI Auto Jobs.

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  • Apprenticeship providers

    If you are looking for an apprenticeship in automotive then this is the place for you. Below you will find links to all the different websites that have job vacancies.  Click on the links and apply for your dream #MotorCareers job!

  • ADVERTISING APPRENTICESHIP VACANCIES

    Advertise your Apprenticeship vacancy free of charge 

    Employers and training providers can also advertise automotive apprenticeship vacancies here FREE OF CHARGE by completing the following template and emailing the request to careers@theimi.org.uk – DOWNLOAD

     

    7 Steps to getting your Apprentice on a Standard 

     

    The benefits of an IMI Apprenticeship Standard?

    With the IMI your learner, the training provider and you the employer will all benefit from the following:

    Learner – advice, support & membership

    • Expert advice and support from the industries Professional Body
    • Free IMI Student Membership for the duration of your apprenticeship
    • Technical and soft skills support materials to help you through your apprenticeship
    • Dedicated online platform to learn and record your progress
    • 12 months free IMI Membership on successful completion of your end point assessment with the IMI

    Employer – resources, advice & membership

    • Online resources to support and mentor your apprentice
    • Online platform to record evidence and progress
    • Expert advice and support from the industries Professional Body
    • Your apprentice will be part of IMI Student Membership for the duration of their learning
    • On successful completion of their End Point Assessment your apprentice will become part of the IMI Professional Register as an IMI member free of charge for 12 months

    Centre – resources, tools & support

    • Behavioural Assessment Tool to understand and plan additional training requirements
    • Online platform to record evidence and progress
    • Expert advice and support from the industries Professional Body

     

    The return on investment in Apprenticeships

    The IMI worked with a variety of businesses across the UK involving 30 apprentices to discover the actual return on investment of automotive apprenticeships.

    The independently verified research results speak for themselves:

    • apprentices typically generate an ROI between 150% and 300%
    • apprentices typically generate profit within 18-24 months, and often within 12 months
    • home grown apprentice-trained technicians invariably outperform market-recruited technicians
    • ‘growing your own’ technicians through apprenticeships reduces long-term recruitment and training costs
    • apprentices learn company best practice and culture from the start and do not need ‘reprogramming’

    Calculate your ROI here:  https://www.theimi.org.uk/graph 

     

    Understanding the changes

    Chris Cotterill explains how the Levy and apprenticeship landscape is changing.

  • Apprenticeship Guide

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  • Apprenticeship Facts

    All about apprenticeships…

    There are now 2 different types of apprenticeships for you to choose from.  The Frameworks or the Standards.

    Overview: An apprenticeship is paid employment combined with structured training in a specific field. An apprenticeship will give a broad understanding of the industry and the workplace whilst learning and gaining a qualification within an Apprenticeship Framework.  For the new Apprenticeship Standards (England only) completion of a successful apprenticeship instead leads to an Apprenticeship Certificate.

    Levels: There are three different types of apprenticeship
    Intermediate – equivalent to five GCSEs, grade A*-C
    Advanced – equivalent to two A-levels
    Higher – can lead to a foundation degree

    Training: Day to day you will learn ‘on the job’ with your employer and then ‘off the job’ training will either be through day release at a local college or block release with a national training provider. Block release training is typically 6 to 8 weeks per year and this may involve staying away from home. You will be assessed throughout your apprenticeship by both your tutor and employer – you will also be assigned a workplace mentor to support your learning.

    Time: The duration of an apprenticeship can be between 1 and 4 years however the majority of apprenticeships are between 2 to 3 years. An apprenticeship agreement will be signed to clarify this before the start of an apprenticeship.

    Pay: Apprentices are paid as per the apprentice national minimum wage, set by the government – this is currently £3.50 per hour for those under 19 years of age or at any age if in the first year of an apprenticeship. Some employers may pay more than the minimum hourly rate and may also fund other expenses (eg travel, food and accommodation whilst on block release training).

    Apprenticeship Standards: The new Apprenticeship Standards (England only) have been developed by employer groups in the industry to show what an apprentice will be doing in their job role and the skills that will be required of them.  The government have introduced the Apprenticeship Standards to give students more choice as well as giving employers an increased input into their future workforce.  Typically an Apprenticeship Standard will focus on a number of gateways and an end-point assessment with an approved assessment organisation. See here for more information on the new Apprenticeship Standards.

  • Apprenticeship Standards

    Apprenticeship Standards

    The new Apprenticeship Standards (England only) have been developed by employer groups in the industry to show what an apprentice will be doing in their job role and the skills that will be required of them.  The government have introduced the Apprenticeship Standards to give students more choice as well as giving employers an increased input into their future workforce.  Typically an Apprenticeship Standard will focus on a number of gateways and an end-point assessment with an approved assessment organisation. See here for more information on the new Apprenticeship Standards.

    What can I study?

    Light Vehicle

    Heavy Vehicle, Bus and Coach

    Accident Repair

    • Accident Repair Technician Level 3 – Mending damaged vehicles using a range of metalwork and finishing techniques

    In development

    • Motorcycle Technician (repair and maintenance) L3
    • Vehicle Damage Assessor L4
    • Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Technician L3
    • Vehicle Damage Paint Technician L3
    • Vehicle Damage Panel Technician L3

     

    What is the entry criteria?

    There is no age limit to be on an Apprenticeship Standard and you will typically complete your apprenticeship within 3 years.  You will either have a GCSE C in English and Math’s or be able to achieve Functional Skills Level 2 during your apprenticeship.  You must also be:

    • interested in the way vehicles operate with the potential to research, analyse and sole problems
    • organised, methodical and pay attention to detail
    • care about delivering excellent customer service both internally and externally to both colleagues and customers
    • able to demonstrate general analytical and mechanical skills
    • have the capacity for mechanical reasoning and good spatial awareness

     

    Who can help me through my Apprenticeship?

    These different people all have a part in you completing your Apprenticeship, find out how they will support you through and what role they will play in your success….

     

    How will I be assessed? 

    During your Apprenticeship there will be lots of opportunities to see how you are getting on using a number of different ways of assessing your skills, knowledge and practical abilities.

    • Knowledge tests – to show your theoretical knowledge and skills
    • Practical tests – to show your skills and abilities
    • Behaviors assessment – an online tool that you complete yearly with your employer, mentor and training provider to see where your strengths are and where you what you will need support to develop in
    • Professional discussion – a discussion with your mentor, training provider or employer to talk through and show your understanding of the work. You may talk through a problem that you have encountered, how you dealt with it, the steps you took and reflecting on what you learnt or what you could do differently next time.
    • End point assessment – this will be held over 2 days with a number of practical tasks to complete in front of an impartial assessor
    • Functional skills – this is English, Math’s and ICT at level 2 or above
    • F-Gas qualification – you get a bonus qualification which allows you to work on stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump systems

     

    What support will I get from the IMI?

    You will get FREE IMI Student Membership while you are training www.student.theimi.org.uk with technical info, competitions, discounts and events IMI Student Membership is there to help you succeed!

    Plus when you complete your learning and pass your End Point Assessment with the IMI you will get another 12 months FREE IMI Registered Professional Membership to support you to remain in the sector and get your first promotion!  www.theimi.org.uk/membership

     

    Find me a job or apprenticeship!

    If this all sounds great and you want to apply for an apprenticeship now then find your dream job here:

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