Salary: Apprentice Salary with benefits
Job type: Permanent
Vehicle Technician Apprentices (Paint/Panel/MET/Multi-skill) Nationwide’s Vehicle Technician apprenticeships are ideally suited to individuals who are passionate about motor vehicles and wish to train within a hands-on role. This apprenticeship will specialise in: Vehicle Paint Spraying and much of your training is completed on-the-job within the Bodyshop environment where you are assigned a mentor. You also attend college and other off-the-job training courses aimed at enhancing the skills you develop within the workplace. These roles are very lucrative on completion of your apprenticeship and 2-3 years of experience and many of our technicians are earning an average of £35,000.
Nationwide aims to be the employer of choice within the accident repair industry. We put a lot of time and effort into finding and nurturing the very best candidates for every job, recognising and rewarding your achievements and supporting your personal development. Achieving this goal will help us maintain our position as the one of Europe’s leading accident repair networks. It will also enable us to set the standard by which all other accident repair centres are measured. Nationwide recognise that our employees are our greatest assets. So, recruiting enthusiastic apprentices across the country and equipping them with the skills to become successful employees (and potential managers) is fundamental to our continued success. We are passionate about growing and strengthening and developing our business and the Nationwide Apprentice Programme is a key part of this. Joining our programme will open a whole world of career opportunity which, for those with the ambition and commitment, will lead to an interesting, challenging and secure future. Whichever apprentice route you choose, you will be based at one of our state-of-the-art accident repair centres where you will have the close support of a team that will help ensure that your skill development is nurtured and encouraged.
Well the world is your oyster at Nationwide. As long as you have the right attitude and do a great job, Nationwide will invest in your learning, development and job progression. There are many more jobs in Nationwide that you might be interested in and we will invest in you to help you reach your goals. Take Curtis Woodley, a Panel Technician at Chelmsford Rapid repair. Curtis started as an apprentice and says “I finished my Apprenticeship here but I’ve never stopped learning and developing my skill set. Nationwide have given me the opportunity to complete my ATA Accreditation and Aircon qualification as they saw that I had the potential and that I was eager to learn. I did the course at our Technical Training Centre in Goole which has a team of dedicated trainers just for Nationwide Team Members. Come and join us, it’s awesome”. Nationwide are absolutely committed to making sure you have a great place to work and are excited and engaged in what you are doing. Nationwide will support and reward all your achievements.
As an Apprentice we would like you to have an interest and passion in what we do. We would like you to have a keen interest in motor vehicles, which you should demonstrate on your application and CV. Ideally you will also have Maths, English and ICT GCSE's, or equivalent, at a Grade C or above, although this is not essential. You must also have the ability to work as part of a team and have the determination to see your apprenticeship through to the end. Another very important aspect of the job is teamwork as you will be working with other colleagues in the Bodyshop as well as across other functional areas.
Upon receipt of your application our Talent Team with match your application to the criteria of the role. If you are successful the Talent Team will then arrange a telephone interview so we can get to know you, and your aspirations, a little better. If everything goes well at the telephone interview stage we will arrange for you to spend a couple of days in one of our Bodyshops. This gives you the perfect opportunity to find out what its really like to work for Nationwide in the Bodyshop environment. It also provides you with the opportunity to meet the team and ask lots of questions. We want to make sure you are absolutely certain that you want to embark on the Apprenticeship journey with us. It also gives us the opportunity to see if you are what we are looking for so this is the time to make a good impression. If all goes well we will then arrange for the Apprenticeship Training Provider to send you an online link so you can complete your functional skills assessment. This involves an assessment of Maths, English and ICT and takes approx. 20 minutes per assessment. It is critical that you complete this quickly, any delays will prevent you from joining us as we can't make an official offer until this stage is completed. Once all the above has been completed we will arrange a start date for you and will enrol you on your Apprenticeship journey. We are hoping that your first course will start mid-April so it's important you get your application to us as soon as possible.
Benefits: This job includes: •22 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays, •Salary sacrifice schemes including childcare vouchers •Workplace Pension and Life Assurance •Employee Assistance Programme. •IMI (ATA) Accreditation Support, through our Nationwide Academy •Mobile Phone Discount Scheme and My Nationwide Car Scheme •Tool Club •My Nationwide Rewards, which includes discounts at Major supermarkets, High Street retailers, Travel & much more! Average saving is around £500 per year •Uniform