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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!
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 may also be assigned a workplace mentor to support your learning.
An apprenticeship can be at various levels. An intermediate level apprenticeship is equivalent to a Level 2 qualification (eg GCSEs or Scottish Nationals), an advanced level apprenticeships is equivalent to a Level 3 qualification (eg A-Levels, BTECs or Scottish Highers) and a higher level apprenticeship goes beyond to Level 4 (HNC/D or a Foundation Degree).
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.
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).
There are a number of ways to search for an apprenticeship including making direct contact with potential employers – see downloadable Teaching Resources on the Schools, Teachers & Careers Advisors page. In addition local and national colleges/training providers and apprenticeship management agencies can all assist. However the best place to search independently for current apprenticeship vacancies is via: National Apprenticeship Service and IMI Auto Jobs
Making contact with local colleges or attending a Careers and Further Education event is a good starting point. If you or they already know what qualification they are looking to gain a course can be found by searching on subject and/or location via https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/course-directory/home.
Please see the #MotorCareers roles on our Explore Job Roles page.
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.
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.