Apprentice Light Vehicle Technician - West London PORSCHE CARS GREAT BRITAIN LIMITED

Working as an Apprentice Light Vehicle Technician at one of Porsche’s prestigious Centres, you will learn the skills required to use the very latest technology, and succeed as a highly skilled automotive technician.

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

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Closing date: 03 Nov 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

    Mon-Fri 08:30 – 17:30

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001269803

  • Positions

    1 available

If you have an interest in motor vehicle technology, this is your opportunity to kick start your career.  If successful, you will be employed the Porsche Centre listed.

As an Apprentice, you will work alongside an experienced Technician, maintaining and repairing customer’s vehicles, reporting to the Centre Manager.

The job will involve the service, diagnosis and repair of a wide variety of Porsche vehicles to very high industry standards.

Duties will include;

  • Carrying out foundation tasks common to all service and repair procedures, such as, removing and replacing bolts, screws, clips, seals and fasteners, sometimes using cutting, drilling, filing and other fabrication skills.
  • Contributing to a safe and efficient workshop environment, by adhering to the company’s Health and Safety processes, accurate record keeping, and following standardised workshop practices.
  • Accessing information such as wiring diagrams, technical data, and vehicle repair information, then applying the information appropriately.
  • Using complex diagnostic, mechanical, and, electrical measuring equipment.
  • Inspecting and preparing vehicles to quality standards prior to handing over to customers.
  • Service and maintain without supervision.
  • Removing, repairing/replacing components to manufacturer’s specification.
  • Investigate vehicle faults and identify their underlying causes.
  • Apply advanced diagnostic principles, and logical problem solving techniques, using diagnostic tools, and standard testing regimes, to identify mechanical and electrical faults.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will gain the Apprenticeship Standard in Automotive Retail Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) qualification, and be a fully qualified light vehicle technician.

Vehicles are highly complex, and whilst no formal qualifications are required, you must be literate and numerate, with a desire to learn.  You must possess a genuine interest in motor vehicle technology, and have practical ability to become a first-rate technician. 

You will attend residential training blocks at the ProVQ Training Centre in Shrewsbury, as part of your apprenticeship.  Travel and accommodation are provided during this time, and you are paid as per your normal working times.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You should be;

  • Technically minded.
  • Practical.
  • Able to think logically.

Personal qualities

You should be;

  • A good listener.
  • Able to follow instructions.
  • Willing to study.
  • A team player.

Qualifications required

  • Ideally, you will have, or be predicted to gain, A* - C GCSE’s (or equivalent) in English and Maths, although these are not essential. 
  • However, you must be literate and numerate.

Future prospects

As a fully qualified Porsche Technician, you will have access to further development opportunities within the company.

Things to consider

Positive points: • If you have a genuine interest in cars, you will love learning how they work. • Successful diagnosis and repair of faults is very rewarding and provides great job satisfaction Negative points: • This is a physically demanding role, being active for most of the time. • You will be expected to work Saturday’s on a rota basis.

About the employer

Porsche Cars Great Britain Ltd. Is the sole importer of Porsche cars in the UK and Ireland, and wholly owned by Porsche AG in Stuttgart. There are 34 Porsche Centres across the UK, all offering the highest standard of sales and aftersales service. Porsche Centres, and those who work within them, reflect the quality, that only Porsche can offer. All Porsche Technicians, are trained to the highest standards, and work confidently with the latest technical equipment

Employer

PORSCHE CARS GREAT BRITAIN LIMITED

Address

Great West Road

London

W4 4LZ

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Training provider

  • Apprenticeship Standard in Automotive Retail Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle)Apprenticeship Standard in Automotive Retail Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle).

Apprenticeship standard

Automotive retail > Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician [light vehicle]

Training provider

PROVQ LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Provq

Contact

Carol Buckley or Julie Jones 01743 762045 info@provq.com


Employer's Application Instructions

Simply visit the apprenticeshipfinder website, and click apply. Complete the application form in full and to the best of your ability. Do not apply directly to the Centre.


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

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Nov 2017