In this digital world of apps and smartphones, where you can pay for a coffee with your phone, and unlock that phone with a fingerprint scan, most school-leavers have no understanding of what a ballast resistor ignition system, a down-draught 6-carb Webber, or a straight-cut dog-mesh gearbox is, or how they work. In fact, very few school-leavers have any experience of what gearboxes were like to use before flappy paddles became so fashionable1 or had no synchromesh.
That is why Ferrari has upgraded its Apprenticeship programme for school-leavers aged 16-19 with a new training module focused on Classic Car Technology, including:
Ballast resistor ignition systems.
Magneto ignition systems both single and twin.
Dynamo charging systems.
Twin points distributor set ups.
Multiple Webber carburetor set ups, from 3 to 6 carbs.
Mechanical fuel injection systems.
Straight cut dog mesh gearboxes.
Apprentices who are enrolling in the September 2017 intake can expect to complete these training modules in the 3rd Year of their Apprenticeship.
Service Technician Apprenticeship – 3 years
Service Advisor Apprenticeship – 2 years
Parts Advisor Apprenticeship – 2 years
Bodyshop Technician Apprenticeship – 3 years
Candidates wishing to apply for the September 2017 intake should check for the latest vacancies and register their interest via: