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The Kia Advanced Apprenticeship Programme is designed to train and develop you in a way that enables you to learn the core elements of your job role using advancing technology.
Grovebury Cars are currently seeking a Light Vehicle Technician Apprentice to join their after Sales Team at their Houghton Regis Dealership. This is an exciting role with first-class training and outstanding long-term career prospects. The comprehensive programme provides you with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications through extensive product training as well as building up confidence and gaining valuable work experience whilst undertaking the role.
Duties will include:
- You will work alongside a designated Technician where you will be trained on vehicle investigation/ diagnostics, light vehicle service and repair work.
- You will be trained on warranty investigation and repair work to ensure we comply with Kia Warranty standards.
- You will shadow MOT testing.
- Other general technical duties and general housekeeping.
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: 15/10/2022
Possible start date: 22/10/2022
- Attention to detail
- Organisation skills
- Problem solving skills
- Team working
- Team working
- 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
- Kia Accreditation (Expert Star 1)
Possible permanent position on the completion of the apprenticeship.
Further opportunities to develop career to become a fully qualified master technician and MOT tester.
On completion of the apprenticeship the average salary of a light vehicle technician is anywhere between 24k-27k. While most experienced technicians may earn up to £33k per year.
At Grovebury Cars we have been selling brand new Kia vehicles for over 20 years from our Kia dealerships. Our new Kia stock covers the entire range from small hatchbacks such as the Kia Picanto, with its stunning new look and improved cabin space, the new Kia Soul EV with a silent refined engine to the larger models such as the Kia Sportage and Kia Sorento.
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8.30am – 4.30pm Monday - Friday. Alternate Saturdays - 8:30am - 12:30pm.
Total hours per week: 39
|Expected duration||36 Months|
|Related course||Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)|
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).