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Apprenticeships and Careers In The Garage Industry

Apprenticeships and Careers In The Garage Industry
Established in 1966, Moray Firth Training Group was formed by a number of local companies mainly in the garage industry to provide professional training and advice. The Group has its own purpose built Training Workshops for Light and Heavy Vehicle Mechanics.
Working in close partnership with garages from Shetland to Lochaber and Skye to Turriff, these Employers currently have between 80 and 100 apprentices undergoing training and the group can also provide facilities for Adults already working in the industry to achieve their Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) at level 2 or 3 in Automotive Engineering. 
Moray Firth Training Group, working in partnership with Skills Development Scotland, is the only employer run organisation in the North of Scotland to provide these qualifications and the group is an Equal Opportunities organisation.


Vehicle Service Technician

What is the Job?
The work of the Light or Heavy Vehicle Service Technician includes:
Scheduled Servicing / Maintenance of Vehicles.
Identifying and locating basic faults
Removal, replacement and refitting of components.
Working as part of a team.
This is a Level 2 qualification

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Entry Requirements
Be good with their hands and able to solve practical problems.
Have 4 years secondary education with ideally passes in science or technical based subjects and an enthusiasm for the trade.
Have an aptitude for mechanical principles and like working as part of a team.
Training and Education
Level 2 apprentices attend the Training Workshops for 6 x 1 week blocks per year during the first TWO years of their apprenticeship. Third year is spent entirely in company, building a portfolio of evidence to show competence in the workplace. Assessment of competence is carried out by a combination of witness testimony and visits from a Moray Firth Training assessor. 
Qualifications
Achievement of City and Guilds computer based knowledge tests and work based competence assessments leads to a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) awarded at : LEVEL 2 (Unit Replacement) 

Vehicle Diagnostic Technician

What is the Job?
The work of the Light or Heavy Vehicle Diagnostic Technician includes:
Scheduled Servicing / Maintenance and repair of Vehicles using specialised equipment to Identify and locate complex faults. Overhauling and reconditioning components. Testing and measuring vehicle performance.
Working as part of a team.
This a Level 3 Qualification
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Entry Requirements
Vehicle Diagnostic Technicians need to:
Be good with their hands, think logically and be able to work individually as well as part of a team to solve practical problems.
Have 4/5 years secondary education with ideally passes in science particularly physics and/or technical based subjects and an enthusiasm for the trade.
Be able to understand technical data and apply the information in practice.
Have an aptitude for mechanical principles and like working as part of a team.
Training and Education
Level 3 apprentices attend the Training Workshops for 6 x 1 week blocks per year during the first THREE years of their apprenticeship. Fourth year is spent entirely in company building a portfolio of evidence to show competence in the workplace. Assessment of competence is carried out by a combination of witness testimony and visits from a Moray Firth Training assessor. 
Qualifications
Achievement of City and Guilds computer based knowledge tests and work based competence assessments leads to a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) awarded at : LEVEL 3 (Maintenance and Repair) 

Body Repairer / Paint Refinisher

What is the Job?
Working as part of a team. 
Body Repairers Remove, replace structural and non-structural panels, 
use alignment equipment to achieve manufacturers repair standards.
Refinishers prepare surfaces, mix, match and apply paint.
This can be a Level 2 or 3 qualification
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Entry Requirements
Be good with their hands, and be able to work as part of a team, have good colour recognition and NO history of chest ailments. Have 4 years secondary education with, ideally passes in science or a technically based subjects and an enthusiasm for the trade.
Training and Education
Apprentices attend Perth College for 11 weeks during First year and 8 weeks in year two and three during their apprenticeship. Fourth year is spent entirely in company continuing to build their portfolio of evidence to show competence in the workplace. Assessment of competence is carried out by a combination of witness testimony and visits from a Perth College assessor. 
Qualifications
Achievement of City and Guilds computer based knowledge tests and work based competence assessments leads to a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) awarded at : LEVEL 3 (Vehicle Body Repair and Alignment or Vehicle Paintwork Repair) 

Modern Apprenticeships

Modern Apprenticeships (M A's) is the term used to describe candidates who are working towards a recognised industry qualification and have the opportunity and the enthusiasm to progress further within the industry. Modern apprentices will be required to continue their training and education beyond the initial qualification.

Recruitment & Selection Process

Recruitment of apprentices traditionally occurs between May and September although it can be at any time depending on the employer's requirements. The completion of an application form ensures potential recruits will be called for an aptitude test to check their suitability for the industry.
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