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Apprentice Light Vehicle Technician (KAMs Sawley)

Job description

The role of a Vehicle Service Technician is to maintain, service and repair vehicles to a consistently high standard. This apprenticeship programme is an exciting opportunity to kick start your career. Duties will include diagnostics, car servicing, MOT testing etc.

Emtec Colleges are recruiting on behalf of KAM Servicing who have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to kick start their career and join their skilled team as a Light Vehicle Technician.

The programme gives you the opportunity to become the best skilled light vehicle Technician enabling you to deal with the complex technology for our vehicles of the future, where you will have fantastic career options and prospects.

On starting your Apprenticeship, you will be provided with full equipment which includes all the tools to help you become a technician. You will work with qualified and experienced Technicians learning how to repair, service, MOT and maintain modern cars, including hybrid technology… and so much more to learn.

The Apprenticeship is a three-year programme where you will be working towards the Modern Apprenticeship standards for Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair. Your training is split between college and workplace, on the job training will be carried out in the workshop alongside your workplace mentor. College will typically be 1 week block consisting of virtual and face to face delivery, providing the opportunity to build relationships with your peers outside the workplace. During your apprenticeship you will build portfolios to record all your training, experience and skills gained throughout your apprenticeship.

Duties may involve:

  • Car servicing
  • MOT testing
  • Tyre repair and replacement
  • Diagnostics
  • Brakes
  • Clutch repairs
  • Air conditioning
  • Timing belts
  • Exhaust repairs
  • Battery replacement

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 15/02/2023

Possible start date: 20/02/2023

  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Team working
  • Initiative

  • GCSE or equivalent Maths/English 4/C or above (Essential)

Candidates will work towards achieving the Light Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship Standard at level 3. They will also be required to study towards achieving level 2 maths and English functional skills if they do not already hold equivalent qualifications.

The programme lasts for 39 months. The training incorporates underpinning knowledge in partnership and managed by EMTEC Colleges. Throughout the duration of the programme the candidates will be expected to travel to EMTEC’s training centre in Nottingham for 24 separate weeks to carry out skills training.

Regular visits to the dealership from EMTEC Vocational Learning Advisors will take place, who will observe all evidence opportunities that occur naturally in the workplace. Candidates will be expected to engage in self-directed learning outside of normal working hours, which will be monitored and tracked through an online e-portal. The apprentice, employer and provider are required to maintain a log book that captures progress over the programme.

Assessment Includes: On-going assessment of soft skills and behaviours, a behaviour assessment, Knowledge and understanding tests at the end of Gateway 1 and 2, Skills tests at the end of Gateway 1 and 2.

This is followed by the synoptic assessment, of which there are four components: Log book (final year review to assess apprentice’s progress), Behaviour Assessment, Knowledge Test (an in-depth, online test exploring knowledge/ understanding of the apprentice) and Skills Test (two-day practical examination of the skills of the apprentice).

Each apprentice will achieve the following:

  • Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) (ST0033/AP03) Standard
  • Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling (EC842-2006) QCF
  • Level 3 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement QCF

There are lots of opportunities to develop your career with us. We know that our success is dependent on our employees and that is why we strive to hire and develop those who are passionate about providing exceptional customer service in a team-based environment.

Employer information

KAM Servicing is a family business which was established in Derbyshire over 30 years ago. What began as a small, family run garage in Sawley, Derbyshire is now one of the largest independent Garage chains in the East Midlands. 32 years on, there are now 15 centres spread across the East Midlands covering areas from M1 Junction 24 to Junction 28 - continued expansion will see more sites coming online over the next few years. KAM Servicing are rated Excellent on Trustpilot, and as accredited members of the Good Garage Scheme and recognised by the AA for warranty repair work you can be sure that your vehicle is in safe hands.

Address details:

Kam Servicing
Tamworth Road
Long Eaton
NG10 3FB

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Reference number VAC1000123936
Working week Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. May work weekends.
Total hours per week: 40
Expected duration 39 Months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £10,004.80 (Annually)

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