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KIA Motor Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship

Exterior shot of Kia Academy at Ruddington

Job description

Would you like a career as a mechanic working for Kia, a dynamic and exciting brand whose company ethos is “Family-like Care”? Duties will include investigation, repair and service of vehicles, producing estimates and carrying out diagnostics.

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.

Bolton Kia are currently looking to recruit a Kia Light Vehicle Technician Apprentice to join the team at their busy dealership based in Horwich, Bolton. 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
  • 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: 03/03/2020

Possible start date: 08/03/2020

Skills required

Excellent communication skills; computer literate; have a keen interest in and knowledge of the motor vehicle industry; meticulous attention to detail; the willingness to also undertake basic duties as part of training; mechanically minded.

Qualifications required

Minimum entry requirements:

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) 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.

Training 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: Ongoing 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 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).

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.

Additional questions for candidates

During the application process you will be asked the following additional question(s) below. To prepare yourself, have a think about how you might answer them.

First question
Why do you want to work in this sector?

Second question
Do you have a driving license?

Employer information

We're located just off Junction 6 of the M61 on Middlebrook Retail Park and are the only dealership in the UK to be wholly owned by Kia Motors.

Address details:

Bolton Kia
79
The Linkway
BL6 6JA

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Reference number VAC001614400
Working week Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:30.

(40 hours per week)

Expected duration 36 months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Kia National Apprenticeship Programme
Salary £156.00 (Weekly)

Wage explained

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