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Kia Motor Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship

Job description

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.

Are you passionate about a long-term career within the automotive industry? Do you strive to deliver excellent customer service? If the answer is "yes" then the Kia Apprenticeship Programme could be the career route for you. Evans Halshaw Stourbridge Kia are currently seeking a Light Vehicle Technician Apprentice to join their team.

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 MOTs 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: 29/12/2021

Possible start date: 31/12/2021

Skills required

  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT skills

Qualifications required

5 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including maths, English Language and IT.

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 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 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 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:

  • Logbook (final year review to assess apprentice's 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)
  • EV Training - Use of Electric and Hybrid vehicles

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 become a motor vehicle technician?

Second question
Do you have a driving license? How will you be getting to and from the dealership?

Employer information

As one of the UK's leading volume motor car and commercial vehicle retailer, Evans Halshaw provide national coverage through a significant number of locations. Here at Evans Halshaw, we strive to tailor each experience to the customer's needs, offering a wide range of new and used cars at the greatest possible value thanks to our 'Every Day Low Prices' price promise.

Address details:

Pendragon Plc
Priory Park
Hull
HU4 7DY

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Reference number VAC001781951
Working week Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:30.

(40 hours per week)

Expected duration 39 months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Kia National Apprenticeship Programme
Salary £184.80 (Weekly)

Wage explained

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

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