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Fancy revving up your future with an exciting career in Automotive? Love cars and want to earn money while you learn how to maintain and repair them? Now’s the time to get in the driving seat and get an Automotive apprenticeship with Newcastle College.

You’ll have plenty of choice with our automotive apprenticeships. From accident repair to maintenance, vehicle repair and auto care, building your skills with Newcastle College will set you up for a great future in industry.

You’ll be supported throughout your apprenticeship by industry-experienced tutors and an employer who’ll keep your future on track. 

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Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) Apprenticeship

Looking for a way to earn as you learn while gaining skills in automotive principles? Study an Automotive Apprenticeship!

Length: 3 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Employer Based

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Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Apprenticeship

Have you got a passion for cars? Do you see a future in car repair? If you like combining cars with being creative then the Vehicle Damage Paint Technician apprenticeship is for you.       

Length: 3 years
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprenticeship

Are you a methodical thinker who’s fast at fixing things? Do you fancy starting a career in the Automotive industry? If you like working with cars then the Vehicle Damage Panel Technician apprenticeship is for you.  

Length: 1 year
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Autocare Technician Apprenticeship

Are you looking for a challenge in the motor industry? Are you interested in working on vehicles? This apprenticeship will give you valuable knowledge for basic vehicle maintenance, develop your communication skills and teaches you the know-how to run a busy workshop. 

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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What can I do with an Automotive qualification?

Daily tasks:

  • Repairs and services air conditioning, heating and engine-cooling systems.
  • Installs additional electrical amenities such as radio/CD players, aerials.
  • Checks condition of electrical/electronic systems and carries out servicing tasks.
  • Diagnoses faults in electrical/electronic circuitry, removes faulty components and fits replacements.
  • Carries out routine maintenance checks on oil and air filters, brakes and other vehicle parts/systems.
  • Reassembles, tests, adjusts and tunes the appropriate parts, systems or entire engine.
  • Removes, dismantles, repairs and replaces defective parts and prepares new parts using appropriate tools.
  • Visually checks, test drives or uses test equipment to diagnose engine and mechanical faults.

Median Salary

£25,953 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Positions, secures and repairs external fittings including windows, doors, door handles, catches and roof attachments.
  • Installs and repairs interior fittings including seats, seatbelts and fascia in cars, sinks and special features in caravans and mobile shops.
  • Hammers out dents in bodywork, fills in small depressions or corroded areas in solder, plastic or other filler compound and replaces body panels using hand and power tools.
  • Repairs damage to chassis and engine mountings using hydraulic rams, jacks and jigs.
  • Selects, cuts, shapes and assembles materials to form parts of vehicle underframe, framework and body.
  • Diagnoses job requirements or ascertains work specifications from drawings or instructions.

Median Salary

£24,160 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Liaises with professional staff in carrying out care plans etc.
  • Monitors service users.
  • Undertakes light cleaning and domestic duties including meal preparation as required.
  • Helps with daily activities such as letter writing, paying bills, collecting benefits.
  • Provides interest and activities to stimulate and engage the service user.
  • Generally assists with service users.
  • Serves meals to service users at table or in bed, and assists with feeding if required.
  • Assists and enables service users to dress, undress, wash, use the toilet and bathe.

Median Salary

£19,742 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Orders new supplies, arranges storage and updates stock records.
  • Organises delivery of parts and handles payment.
  • Obtains parts from store or orders from suppliers.
  • Receives orders for parts by phone, email or in person and checks availability on stock record.
  • Updates stock record, orders new vehicles from manufacturer, buys in used cars.
  • Carries out pre-delivery inspection and formal hand-over of vehicle to customer.
  • Negotiates sale price including any ‘trade-in’ and extra accessories, works out finance arrangements and completes sales paperwork.
  • Discusses customer.

Median Salary

£21,849 View more

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