ACHIEVING QUALIFICATIONS AND GAINING REAL WORK EXPERIENCE
Employers value real working skills when they are selecting new employees and promoting existing ones. So Apprentices who have worked for and achieved qualifications as well as gained experience at work will be in a good position to further their career.
Apprentices work towards an Apprenticeship Standard, which will give them the skills and experience they need to be successful in their chosen industry.
Once technical Apprentices have achieved these awards they are recognised as a qualified Vehicle Technician. They can then build on this through further training or education. Skillnet will continue to provide Apprentices with advice and guidance on how to develop their career to become a Senior Technician or a Senior Manager.
What is an Apprenticeship?
An Apprenticeship is your passport to an exciting new career. As well as gaining valuable qualifications Apprentices will also gain real practical skills that will help them build a successful long term career. Whether an Apprenticeship is technical or non-technical they will learn skills relevant to today’s employers.
Why choose an Apprenticeship?
GAIN SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Doing an Apprenticeship involves “on-the-job" and “off the job” training. Apprentices can build up knowledge and skills, gain qualifications and earn money all at the same time.
EARN WHILE THEY LEARN
Apprentices are trained in the skills they need to become a fully qualified member of staff. As they progress through their qualifications, they become more valuable employees and their earning abilities will increase accordingly.
There is a shortage of skilled technicians in the automotive industry. As cars, bikes and trucks become more advanced, the need for skilled repairers becomes greater.
Once an Apprentice has qualified as a technician they can go on to develop their skills in a number of different areas. They can become a specialist technical expert, finding and fixing complex faults, or perhaps get involved in training other technicians.
Alternatively, Apprentices can use their skills to develop a career in sales, parts, general management and a range of other disciplines. With a technical or non-technical qualification, as an Advanced Apprentice the world really is their oyster.
Whether they are looking to work in automotive, logistics or any of the other industries we work with, we offer a wide range of qualifications to young people and adult learners.
Apprentices will achieve nationally recognised Standards through assessment and training in the workplace. These Standards are accepted by employers and academic institutes.
People who complete an Apprenticeship usually gain Level 2 or Level 3 Standard.
Maths, English and Information, Communication Technology (ICT)
All Apprentices are required to demonstrate their abilities in skills such as English language, number skills, and IT. These are essential skills that underpin success in education, employment, lifelong learning and personal development, and they are needed to compete effectively in the labour market, in any field.
With many apprenticeships available in various different sectors in the automotive industry, there are plenty of opportunities for career progression. Thanks to the support that many automotive employers offer, the ability to earn while they learn has never been easier and is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to university.
Automotive apprenticeships provide learners with the knowledge and skills they need to kick-start their career. As an apprentice, they’ll have all of the real responsibilities you’d expect, giving them valuable experience in the ‘real world’ while also developing their professional and life skills.