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EMPLOYERS

Are you looking for skilled workers?

"As we’ve grown and expanded, we’ve found it increasingly difficult to recruit staff with the right skills and attributes. Recruitment is one of our key challenges."

There is a national skills shortage in the U.K.

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A recent study by the Centre for Economic and Business Research found that in order to keep pace with the 23,800 people employed in the maintenance and repair of classic and heritage vehicles, employers need to recruit over 665 apprentices each year as ageing staff retire.

The Heritage Engineering Apprenticeship Standard was written by employers, for employers.

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CKL Developments
CKL Developments

CKL is one of the worlds’ foremost restoration and historic racing companies, specialising in sports and racing cars of the 1950’s and ’60’s. With decades of experience working with the finest collectors cars, our expertise is second to none. In particular, Jaguar C, D and E-types are a speciality along with many other fine marques such as Ferrari, Lister, Tojeiro and Cooper.

Morgan Motor Company
Morgan Motor Company

The Morgan Motor Company provides a fitting antidote to mass-produced automotive manufacturing, bringing with it an exceptional mix of traditional craftsmanship and appropriate modern technology. Famous the world over for its unique blend of craft, heritage and pure driving experience, the Morgan Motor Company has been manufacturing quintessentially British vehicles in Malvern, UK, for more than 110 years.

National Motor Museum
National Motor Museum

The National Motor Museum Trust Limited is a charitable organisation founded in 1972, which runs the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. Continuing the work of the flagship Montagu Motor Museum, the Trust has a world famous collection of vehicles and associated motoring items, which are on display in the National Motor Museum. The nearby Collections Centre houses and cares for a vast array of images, books and items all related to motoring.

CKL Developments
CKL Developments

CKL is one of the worlds’ foremost restoration and historic racing companies, specialising in sports and racing cars of the 1950’s and ’60’s. With decades of experience working with the finest collectors cars, our expertise is second to none. In particular, Jaguar C, D and E-types are a speciality along with many other fine marques such as Ferrari, Lister, Tojeiro and Cooper.

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The five "pathways" or trades are taught in residential blocks serving employers from across the U.K. at the following Centres of Excellence:

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CLASSIC CARS & HERITAGE VEHICLES

 

Vehicle Mechanical Technician

This apprenticeship teaches the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours relating to vehicle mechanical systems ranging from vintage to modern classics.

Apprentice Training Providers offering the Vehicle Mechanical pathway are:

Vehicle Coachbuilding Technician

This apprenticeship teaches the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours relating to coachbuilding, panel beating, welding and panel fabrication ranging from vintage to modern classics.

Apprentice Training Providers offering the Coachbuilding pathway are:

Trim Technician

This apprenticeship teaches the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours relating to Trim ranging from vintage to modern classics.

Apprentice Training Providers offering the Trim pathway are:

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STEAM ENGINES AND OTHER STEAM POWERED CRAFT

Steam (Boiler-smith) Technicians

Restore, conserve, repair and remanufacture heritage steam boilers and associated equipment and fittings including pipework, boiler mountings, safety valves and fusible plugs, washout plugs, mud doors and similar, working with a range of boiler designs created over the last century or more, including modern replicas, and found in steam road and railway engines, steam ships and boats and stationary engines.

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York  YO30 4XF

Steam (Mechanical Overhaul) Technicians

Restore, conserve, repair and remanufacture the wheels, bearings, motion, frames and associated equipment and fittings including valves, cylinders and pistons, brake systems, pipework, and similar features of the steam engine as found in a range of designs of locomotive created over the last 150 years and in steam ships, road locomotives and stationary engines, including modern replicas.

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York  YO30 4XF

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HERITAGE MARINE

Heritage Engineering Marine Technicians

Maintain, service, operate, repair, restore and conserve traditional and historical vessels. They can be propelled by sail, oar or, powered by electric, steam, petrol or diesel prime movers and where the fabric of the vessel may be constructed of wood, iron, steel or composites. They carry out routine maintenance and restoration understanding the importance of retaining historic fabric as well as the original design and functionality of the vessel. Also when using modern materials, they must to be able to apply their use in a sympathetic manner ensuring the original vessel structure, design and functionality.

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Pioneer Sailing Trust

Brightlingsea  CO7 OAR