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KIA Motor Vehicle Mechanic Apprenticeship

Job description

Are you passionate about a long-term career within the automotive industry? Do you strive to become a fully-qualified Vehicle Technician? Do you want to join the UK's most exciting and dynamic car brand whose company ethos is "Family-like Care"? If the answer is "yes" then the Kia Apprenticeship Programme could be the career route for you.

Norton Way Motors Limited t/a GWR Kia are currently looking to recruit a Kia Light Vehicle Technician Apprentice to join the team at their busy dealership based in Brentford. This is an exciting role with first-class training and outstanding long-term career prospects.

Duties will include:

  • Working alongside qualified Kia Technicians with the investigation, repair and service of vehicles
  • Producing estimates
  • Carrying out diagnostics
  • Warranty work
  • Assisting with MOT's on Kia vehicles
  • Other general technical duties and general housekeeping
  • Using good customer service skills/ability to liaise at all levels

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: 05/08/2019

Possible start date: 19/08/2019

Skills required

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Mechanically minded

Qualifications required

  • Minimum entry requirements - GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent qualifications) in maths, English Language and ICT

Candidate requirements

The candidate must be able to travel to the workplace according to the working hours and by chosen method of transport.

The National Minimum Wage for an apprentice applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.

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

Please note that anyone over the age of 18 may be offered to work over 40 hours per week.

Please note if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early.

Training provided

Training to be provided:

  • Candidates will work towards achieving the Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) Apprenticeship Standard
  • You will also be required to study towards achieving Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if you do not hold equivalent qualifications already)
  • The Apprenticeship Programme lasts for a total of 36 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 the Kia Training Academy in Nottinghamshire for 20 separate weeks to carry out skills training
  • Regular visits to the dealership from the Kia Training Academy Assessors 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 logbook 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:

  • Logbook (final year review to assess progress)
  • Behaviour Assessment
  • Knowledge Test (an in-depth, online test exploring knowledge/understanding of the apprentice)
  • Skills Test (two-day practical examination of the skills of the apprentice)

Future progression

There is the potential of a permanent role with the organisation upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, however this will be determined by the employer. Your salary shall be reviewed throughout your apprenticeship.

Employer information

Welcome to GWR Kia, the UK flagship Kia dealership and home to Europe’s largest Kia Showroom, located on Great West Road, Brentford. Whether you are looking for a new or an approved used Kia, our 4 showroom floors with a display of over 100 vehicles will guarantee to provide you with an experience like no other.

Address details:

Norton Way Motors Limited
963 Great West Road
Brentford
TW8 9FX

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Reference number VAC001554904
Working week Monday - Friday - 8:30am - 6:00pm
(40 hours per week)
Expected duration 36 months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Kia National Apprenticeship Programme
Salary £156.00 (Weekly) Minimum wage rates