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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.

Gravells Hereford 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 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: 14/02/2022

Possible start date: 24/02/2022

Skills required

  • Excellent communication skills
  • A keen interest in and knowledge of the motor vehicle industry

Qualifications required

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Training provided

Candidates will work towards achieving the Level Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (light vehicle) apprenticeship standard. 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 logbook 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: Logbook (final year review to assess apprentice’s 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.

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 for Kia? What skills do you have that make you an ideal candidate?

Second question
How will you be travelling to and from work? Are you able to commit to the journey throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship?

Employer information

Gravells, a name synonymous with quality and service excellence.

Address details:

Gravells Kia Hereford
11 Harrow Rd
Hereford
Hereford
HR4 0EH

Map data is calculated from the available geolocation information.

Reference number VAC001804553
Working week Monday - Thursday, 08:30 - 17:00 and Friday 08:30 - 16:00.

(40.00 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).

Due to a known issue with the National Apprenticeship Service vacancy V1 data API, some wage values displayed on our apprenticeship vacancy listings may differ compared to the Find an Apprenticeship service. When applying for a vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service the correct wage value will be shown on their listings. — Read more about this API issue

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