What is an Autocare Technician?
An Autocare Technician requires a unique combination of technical, retail and customer service skills. They will use a range of tools, measuring and diagnostic equipment to identify and repair simple system faults.
What is the work like?
Auto-care Technicians must demonstrate expertise not only in the technical elements of their role including a high-level knowledge of the practical and theoretical aspects of the vehicle systems they service, but also needs to have excellent telephone, customer handling and effective sales skills, as well as strong problem solving and organisation skills.
They must be able to work as part of a team but also operate independently, understand how their centre operates from a commercial perspective and how their actions contribute to business results, whilst maintaining a high standard of workmanship.
Typically, it is expected that it will take an apprentice 24 months to attain the required level of competence in the workplace although it may be sooner if an individual already has significant prior training and practical experience.
Training as an Auto-are Technician could lead to roles such as master technician, Autocentre manager for a national chain, or running your own independent centre.
Individual employers will set their own selection criteria for applicants.
To complete the apprenticeship you must pass level 1
English and maths (or have the appropriate exemption certificate).
Remit Development Coaches
Each apprentice will be assigned a Remit Development Coach who will visit you at work to introduce themselves and enrol you onto the apprenticeship programme within the first two weeks. Following this, the Development Coach will visit the workplace every 6-8 weeks throughout the programme to coach, mentor and discuss progress.
How do I apply to be a Light Vehicle Technician?
If you are interested in becoming a light vehicle technician you will need to register your interest with Remit by completing the online application form here.
Remit will be able to place you on an apprenticeship all year round. However, it is important that you register your details as soon as you start year 11 and have decided that a career in the motor industry is the option for you; this will give us the best chance of finding an employer in time for you finishing school.
To register you details please click here and fill in the online application.