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Kia Motor Vehi­cle Tech­ni­cian Apprenticeship

Job description

There's never been a more exciting time to work at Kia. We are not just a car manufacturer. At Kia, we believe movement inspires ideas. We are people who create the time and the space that inspires you through the most innovative mobility experiences. Join us for an amazing ride!

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 as well as fostering an exceptional level of customer service. Lookers Kia Chester are currently seeking a Light Vehicle Technician Apprentice to join their 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:

  • Working alongside qualified Technicians with the investigation, repair and service of vehicles
  • Producing estimates
  • Carrying out diagnostics
  • Warranty work
  • Assisting with MOT's on vehicles
  • Other general technical duties and general housekeeping
  • Providing excellent customer service to internal and external customers

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: 26/10/2022

Possible start date: 03/11/2022

Skills required

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Team working
  • Team working
  • Creative

Qualifications required

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

Training provided

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 apprentices 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)

Future progression

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.

Employer information

Part of the wider Lookers group originally founded in 1908, we parallel the pedigree and outstanding heritage offered by Kia.

Address details:

LOOKERS PLC
302 Sealand Rd
Chester
CH1 4LQ

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Reference number VAC1000072932
Working week Monday - Friday 8:00am-5pm
Total hours per week: 40
Expected duration 36 Months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Kia National Apprenticeship Programme
Salary £12,480.00 (Annually)

Wage explained

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