Kia Light Vehicle Technician Apprentice LOOKERS OF MANCHESTER LIMITED

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

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    8.30am-5.00pm, Mon-Friday, 1/2 hour lunch

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    09 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC091048435

  • Positions

    1 available

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 who's company ethos is “Family-like Care”? If the answer is “yes” then the Kia Apprenticeship Programme could be the career route for you.

Lookers are currently looking to recruit a Kia Light Vehicle Technician Apprentice to join the team at their busy dealership based in Stockport. 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 MOTs on Kia vehicles
  • Other general technical duties and general housekeeping
  • Good customer service skills/ability to liaise at all levels

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • 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

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about the automotive industry
  • Forward thinking and keen to learn with an interest in development and progression
  • Hardworking
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Must have a can do attitude
  • Polite and courteous

Qualifications required

Minimum entry requirements:

  • Maths, English Language and ICT grades A*-C and above (or equivalent)

Future prospects

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.

Things to consider

The candidate must be able to travel to the workplace according to the working hours and by chosen method of transport.

About the employer

Part of the wider Lookers group originally founded in 1908, we parallel the pedigree and outstanding heritage offered by Kia. Demonstrated through our committed approach to delivering excellent customer care, you can be assured of an industry leading experience. From your initial enquiry right through to comprehensive aftersales care, our values of "for you, for life" are demonstrated in everything that we do. Our sales specialists are helpful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic and in the event you wish to purchase one of our quality vehicles, will be able to advise you on all the financial options available.

Employer

LOOKERS OF MANCHESTER LIMITED

Address

St. Marys Way

Stockport

SK1 4AW

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Training provider

  • 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 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 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 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)

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Training provider

CENTRAL COLLEGE NOTTINGHAM

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Central College Nottingham

Contact

Jo Bedward


Other information

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. Please note that anyone over the age of 18 may be offered to work over 40 hours per week. Please note if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early.

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link provided to apply. If you require assistance with applying for this Apprenticeship please contact us on 0115 9457512 or email your CV to kiavacancy@centralnottingham.ac.uk, highlighting the vacancy that you would like to apply for.


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 06 Oct 2017