Apprentice Bus and Coach Mechanic

  • Location: Galashiels
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-Earn while you learn

- Gain an SCQF Level 6 in Bus and Coach Body Cladding. 

- Work full time in a garage workshop

- Job based in Galashiels

Job Overview

The Modern Apprenticeship Programmes allow apprentices to work full time and have the opportunity to earn while they learn and to put theory into practice within an automotive training environment.

As well as attending the training centre for week block release of training, regular assessment and reviews will be undertaken within the apprentice's own workplace which aims to ensure they have the required skills to successfully complete their apprenticeship.

What Might a Typical Day in this Job look like?

This programme covers the following areas:

  • Assessing a vehicle to establish the extent of damage
  • Based on the initial assessment, deciding whether to repair or replace bodywork
  • Removing damaged panels
  • Stripping and refitting trim and panel interior
  • Refitting new/repaired panels

You will be involved in learning all aspects of body repairing damaged Bus and Coaches, including chassis alignment techniques, panel repair and replacement, welding and preparing vehicles for painting

What will I learn?

Regular assessment and reviews will be undertaken within the apprentice's own workplace which aims to ensure they have the required skills to successfully complete their apprenticeship.

You will train through GTG to SCQF Level 6 in Bus & Coach Engineering and Maintenance Body Cladding.

What qualifications or qualities are required?

Minimum requirements for this apprenticeship are National 4 or above in Maths, English and a Science or Technical subject. 

It is essential that you are literate, numerate, reliable and keen to learn.

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