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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.

Gravells Narberth 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 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: 29/11/2021

Possible start date: 12/12/2021

Skills required

  • Excellent communication skills
  • A keen interest in and knowledge of the motor vehicle industry
  • Mechanically minded with meticulous attention to detail
  • The willingness to also undertake basic duties as part of training

Qualifications required

  • A* - C (9-4) GCSE in maths and English (or equivalent)

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 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

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 light vehicle technician?

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

Employer information

At Gravells, we've been providing excellent service since 1932 and have the full range of Kia vehicles. We also stock more than 600 used cars and vans across the group. We have locations in Kidwelly, Narberth, Swansea (Fforestfach and Llansamlet), Bridgend, Abergavenny and Hereford which provide full sales and aftersales services. We also have our own insurance approved accident repair centre based in Kidwelly.

Address details:

Gravells
Redstone Road
Pembrokeshire
Narberth
SA67 7ES

Map data is calculated from the available geolocation information.

Reference number VAC001782150
Working week Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

(40 hours per week)

Expected duration 39 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).

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