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“Identifying, removing and replacing vehicle faulty components”

The vehicle fitting apprenticeship deals with fast-fit operations for motor vehicles. Motor vehicle fitters, or fast-fit technicians, repair and replace tyres, batteries, exhausts and other vehicle parts, while the customer waits. They normally work in fast-fit centres alongside motor vehicle technicians, but some fitters specialise in tractors or other heavy vehicles. Whatever the specialisation, fitters must work fast and be able to communicate with customers. As an apprentice, you’ll choose to specialise in one of two areas: fast-fit, which involves identifying, removing and replacing faulty components such as tyres, batteries, and brakes; or specialist tyre fitting, which deals with removing and replacing tyres on anything from cars to tractors. As an advanced apprentice, you’ll learn how to supervise fast-fit operations by managing stock, organising staff and advising customers. Whether you find yourself working in a specialist fast-fit operation or in a dealership, you’ll have to be technically competent and able to work under pressure.

Duration: 18 to 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Science and DT

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience, particularly where good technical skills are demonstrated

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs; Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000 per annum

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