At Skillnet, we offer apprenticeships for:
LIGHT VEHICLE TECHNICIAN
Apprentices learn how to find and repair faults on a range of different cars, as well as carrying out routine servicing. Computer technology plays a key part in today's vehicles, and Apprentices will use them as part of their everyday activities.
HEAVY VEHICLE TECHNICIAN
Today's trucks can be worth in excess of £100,000 which means that keeping them safely on the road is critical to their owners. Students will learn the skills needed to qualify as Heavy Vehicle Technicians.
An Auto-care Technician carries out a range of services and repairs to cars, car derived vans and light goods vehicles. They will work in an Auto-care or “Fast-Fit” Centre, which may be part of a national chain or operated by a regional/local independent group/owner. They will use a range of tools, measuring and diagnostic equipment to identify and repair simple system faults. An Auto-care Technician requires a combination of technical, retail and customer service skills.
MET/VEHICLE BODY FITTING TECHNICIAN
No-one wants to get into an accident but, of course, they do happen. The job of a MET/Vehicle Body Fitting Technician Apprentice is to remove and replace damaged parts and ensure that the vehicle is returned in a condition that’s "as good as new" and "as safe as new". Apprentices will learn how to replace any mechanical components that may be damaged in an accident, from a light bulb to a complete engine.
VEHICLE PAINT TECHNICIAN
The best cars are beautifully designed and then beautifully painted. Vehicle Paint Technician Apprentices will learn how to prepare vehicles for primer and paint. They will mix, match and apply a range of different paints using a whole series of different techniques.
VEHICLE PANEL TECHNICIAN
Modern vehicles are designed with a huge range of different body construction materials that require increasingly complex repair methods. Vehicle Panel Technicians are responsible for restoring the vehicle bodywork to its pre-accident condition by panel-beating, welding, fabricating and filling.
Whether they are meeting and greeting customers or dealing with complaints and compliments, customer service is key to a business’s success. This Apprenticeship is suitable for people working in all areas of a dealership.
The smooth flow of paper and other information through a dealership is vital. This Apprenticeship will develop learners' IT, customer service and general administration skills.
A team leader/supervisor is a first line management role. They will have operational/project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome. They provide direction, instructions and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals. Working in organisations of all sizes, the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same whatever the role even though specific responsibilities will vary.
An operations/departmental manager is someone who manages teams and/or projects in order to achieve operational or departmental goals and objectives. They are accountable to a more senior manager or business owner. Specific responsibilities and job titles will vary across different organisations, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same. Key responsibilities may include creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change, financial and resource management, talent management, coaching and mentoring. Roles may include: Operations Manager, Divisional Manager, Regional Manager, Department Manager or other specialist managers.