Would you like a career as a mechanic working for Kia, a dynamic and exciting brand whose company ethos is Family-like Care? Duties 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.
Birchwood Kia are currently looking to recruit a Kia Light Vehicle Technician Apprentice to join the team at their busy dealership based in West Sussex. 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
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: 31/10/2021
Possible start date: 01/11/2021
- Excellent communication skills
- Computer literate
- Have a keen interest in and knowledge of the motor vehicle industry
- Meticulous attention to detail
Minimum entry requirements: maths, English Language and ICT grades A*-C (new grading 9-4) or equivalent.
Candidates will work towards achieving the Light Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship Standard at Level 3. You will also be required to study towards achieving level 2 maths and English Functional Skills (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 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 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
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.
Why do you want to become a Motor Vehicle Technician?
Do you have a driving licence?
West Sussex Kia are delighted to represent Kia in West Sussex, together with our dealership in Eastbourne, Birchwood Kia, we have got Sussex covered! Whatever you expect or think you know about Kia, we go one step further. It proves our fixation with quality – it explains why so many people choose our cars, and why we keep growing all over the world. Plus, with our state-of-the-art European Factory, the future is brighter than ever for Kia Motors.
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Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
(40 hours per week)
|Expected duration||36 months|
|Related course||Kia National Apprenticeship Programme|
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).