Service Technician (Intensive Apprenticeship)

Location
Maidstone, Kent, ME14
Salary
£4.50 per hour
Posted
24 Mar 2019
Closes
28 Mar 2019
Ref
1068073613
Sector
Business
Function
Graduate
Contract Type
Permanent

**24 month - Intensive Apprenticeship Programme**

This exciting intensive 24 month Apprenticeship Programme is ideal for someone who is looking for the opportunity to becoming a qualified Service Technician and develop a long term career with an ambitious automotive manufacturer.

THE ROLE OF A SERVICE TECHNICIAN

The Apprenticeship is geared toward training the next generation of Light Vehicle Service Technicians. But what does the role involve?

The Light Vehicle Service Technician role varies slightly by employer based upon the specific needs within the location. The below explanation is therefore a guide to support you in understanding what the role might entail.

Light Vehicle Service Technicians service and repair light vehicles such as cars up to 3.5 tonnes. Technicians are trained in all areas of vehicle mechanics and electronics, from engine and exhaust systems to air conditioning and security features. The duties of a Light Vehicle Service Technician may include:

  • Servicing vehicles - carrying out checks and maintenance according to the manufacturers' guidelines
  • Repairing and replacing faulty parts and components
  • Advising the Service Receptionists about required repairs
  • Producing time estimates
  • Maintaining repair and service records

WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR

Desired Skills:

  • Existing Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair qualification and/or hands on experience
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Safety conscious
  • Well organised and patient
  • Comfortable with the use of up to date technology
  • Practical

Personal Qualities

  • Willingness to learn
  • Team working/working with others
  • Motivation for the role/automotive and engineering interest
  • Personal responsibility and career ownership
  • Problem solving

Desired Qualifications

Eligible applicants must have a minimum GCSE (or equivalent) grade A*-C or 9-4 in maths and English. Predicated grades are accepted.

In Scotland, applicants must have or be predicted to achieve National 4 or above in English and maths and either a Science or Technical subject. Standard Grades 1-4 and Intermediates are also accepted.

'Equivalent' grades include:

  • BTEC first diplomas and certificates
  • OCR Nationals
  • Key Skills Level 2
  • NVQs
  • Essential Skills (Wales)
  • Functional Skills Level 2
  • Core Skills (Scotland)

Future Prospects

  • The apprenitce will gain an industry recognised qualification on completion of their apprenticeship - Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle) standard level 3
  • There are lots of opportunities to develop your career within our expanding Dealer Network
  • Your early development is carefully mapped through your Apprenticeship journey with your learning focussed toward achieving an industry recognised qualification that's recognised across the Motor Industry
  • This is the grounding for your future development within the network and opportunities exist, once qualified, to further develop your skills and to move into new roles

Wage: £4.50 p/h in year 1. Increases in year 2 in line with Government pay regulations.

Typical Working week

  • Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm, however each of our dealers will have different requirements.
  • Total hours per week: 40.00

Expected duration: 24 months

Things to consider

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group and appointment will be based on merit alone. Being committed to equal opportunities, if you have a disability please state this during the application process. Measures will be put in place to support you through your application and apprenticeship journey.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).