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Apprenticeships in Scotland

You may be surprised to learn there are a lot of places which offer Apprenticeships in Scotland. In this blog, we will take a look at some of the companies in the motor industry which offer Apprenticeships in Scotland.

Almost every decent-sized town will have more than one car showroom which also has a Service Dept. This is where you will find a range of Apprenticeships, such as Service Technician, Service Advisor or Parts Advisor. Those with bodyshops may also offer Body Repair and Paint.

However, you can also find roles in the Fast Fit Tyre and Service segment, as well as Body Repair and Insurance. Scotland is also home to Terex Trucks which builds massive trucks – the sort of over-size earth-moving trucks you would see in a quarry.

First of all, let’s look at Tyre and Service Apprenticeships in Scotland.

 

Apprenticeships in Scotland: Tyre and Service Centres

Kwik Fit

Kwik Fit offers a 2 year Apprenticeship as an Autocare Technician. The company usually starts recruiting Apprentices in March each year, although roles are on offer throughout the year. It has a network of more than 600 Service Centres across the UK, which means most people live within 15 minutes of one of their centres.

In 2017, Kwik-Fit announced they were taking on 200 Apprentices at centres all over the UK. It plans to have at least 1 or 2 Apprentices in each Service Centre.

To apply for a role with Kwik Fit, you will need to have 2 GCSEs. For further details, or to apply, click here.

 

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Apprenticeships in Scotland – National Tyres

 

National Tyres and Autocare

With more than 230 sites, National Tyres and Autocare is the largest privately-owned Fast Fit network in the UK. It provides a range of services, including service, repair, tyres, exhausts, brakes, batteries, and MOTs. The company has 31 locations across Scotland and takes on Apprentices in the following roles:

  • Service Technician
  • Customer Service Advisor

To apply for a role with National Tyres, you will need 3 GCSEs.

For further details, or to apply, click here.

 

Protyre (Micheldever Tyre Services)

Protyre is part of Micheldever Tyre Services, the UK’s largest independent wholesaler, distributor and retailer of tyres. The company has more than 100 sites across the UK, and takes on Apprentices in the following roles:

  • Service Technician (Cars)
  • Service Technician (Bus, Truck & Off-Highway)

In 2016, Protyre took on 22 new Apprentices – 12 working on Cars and 10 working on Bus, Truck & Off-Highway vehicles. The Truck Technician Apprenticeship was launched because of an increased demand for fully-trained truck tyre fitters.

For further details, or to apply, click here.

 

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Apprenticeships in Scotland – Protyre Mobile Truck Tyre Fitter

 

Apprenticeships in Scotland: Body Repair and Insurance

Direct Line Insurance

Direct Line Group is one of the UK’s largest insurance companies, with several brands such as Churchill, Direct Line and Green Flag. The company offers Apprenticeships in Scotland as a Claims Handler at their Glasgow office.

In this role, you will learn how to handle claims relating to household and motor insurance policies. You will also develop your customer service skills, and will learn about the legal, regulatory and quality issues involved.

To apply for a role with Direct Line, you will need at least 2 GCSEs.

For further details, or to apply, click here.

 

Nationwide Accident Repair

Nationwide Accident Repair has more than 125 Repair Centres across the UK. It also has a Mobile Repair network, a mobile glass repair service, and an accident management and claims handling service.

There are a range of Apprenticeships in Scotland with Nationwide Accident Repair, including:

  • Mechanical Electrical Trim Technician
  • Paint Sprayer
  • Panel Beater

To apply for a role with Nationwide Accident Repair, you will need to have at least 2 GCSEs.

For further details, or to apply, click here.

 

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Apprenticeships in Scotland – Nationwide Accident Repairs

 

Apprenticeships in Scotland: Off-Highway Vehicles

Linde Material Handling

Linde Material Handling has sites at both Falkirk and Edinburgh, where the company services and repairs its range of forklift trucks. In 2018, the company advertised for 23 Apprentices for either Field based roles or Site based roles. The training programme takes 4 years to complete and roles on offer include:

  • Forklift Truck Maintenance and Repair

To apply for a role with Linde, you will need to have at least 2 GCSEs. Roles are advertised at the start of the year, with a closing date in the middle of March.

For further details, or to apply, click here.

 

Terex Trucks

Terex Trucks offers Apprenticeships in Scotland in both Engineering and Business at its manufacturing site in Motherwell. The Terex Truck range consists of 3 Articulated Haulers as well as 4 Rigid Haulers. Importantly, all 7 models of Terex Truck are manufactured in Scotland.

There are a range of Apprenticeships in Scotland with Terex Trucks, including:

  • Craft
  • Technician and Quality
  • Procurement

To apply for a role with Terex Trucks, you will need to have at least 4 GCSEs. Roles are advertised at the start of the year, with a closing date in May.

For further details, or to apply, click here.

 

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Apprenticeships in Scotland – Terex Trucks

 

Apprenticeships in Scotland: Where next?

Hopefully this blog has shown you there are many Apprenticeships in Scotland waiting to be found. The training you will receive will be first-class, and it will be just the start of a rewarding career in the industry. The qualifications you will earn will allow you to progress as you gain further experience.

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