Heritage Engineering Apprenticeship (Mechanical) Nicholas Mee & Co Ltd

Heritage Skills Academy
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Salary negotiable subject to experience and qualifications
15 Aug 2018
04 Sep 2018
Nicholas Mee & Co Ltd
Start Date

Established in 1993, Nicholas Mee has developed a world class reputation as an Aston Martin specialist for over 25 years. The company provides technical expertise and support for all models from the classic DB2 to the more contemporary V12 Vanquish. Its services cover all aspects of work on Aston Martin cars from sales, service and maintenance to partial rebuilds or full restoration. All work is carried out by its highly skilled, factory-trained engineers using factory tools, replacement parts and diagnostic equipment.

This apprenticeship will cover all aspects of mechanical work including:

  • service,
  • maintenance,
  • repair,
  • restoration and re-engineering across the historic and modern range of Aston Martin classic motor cars.

The successful applicant may also be involved with preparation for national and international shows, events and race meetings.

Desired skills

The ideal candidate must have a keen interest and a strong passion for classic motor cars.
Some previous work experience would be an advantage but is not essential.
Successful applicants will demonstrate:

  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent practical skills
  • The ability to work quickly and work to very high standards
  • The ability to follow written and verbal instructions

Personal qualities

Successful candidates must:

  • Have good organisational skills
  • Show willingness and desire to learn
  • Be able to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Share a true passion for motor vehicles

Desired qualifications

Previous motor vehicle work experience is useful but not essential, GCSE Grades 4 to 9 (A-C) Maths and English are preferred but not a requirement.

We are also looking for applications from university graduates looking to apply their degree to ‘old school’ engineering challenges and develop a career in this exciting and dynamic industry.

Future prospects

On completion of the Apprenticeship Programme, apprentices will be trained and qualified as a Heritage Engineering Technician. Employment after completion of the third year is subject to performance and a position being available.

The UK classic vehicle industry is thriving and the companies that Heritage Skills Academy work with are world class. Future prospects for dedicated and enthusiastic applicants range from specialist technical skills to senior management positions and international work opportunities.

Things to consider

There is a high expectation that successful candidates will work hard, be conscientious and represent the company well on all occasions. Appearance, attitude, timekeeping and personal presentation will all be taken into account throughout the interview process.

From 1st April 2018 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.70 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.