Light Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship Westover

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: 09 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC091057118

  • 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.

Westover Group are currently looking to recruit a Kia Light Vehicle Technician Apprentice to join the team at their busy dealership based in Ferndown, Dorset. 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 MOT's 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

Excellent communication skills; 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 (new grading 9-4) 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

2014 saw the completion of a significant refurbishment for Kia in Ferndown and two new builds in Salisbury to bring ŠKODA and Kia – both growing franchises within the Group – to the city for the first time. The new shared ŠKODA/Kia dealership is opposite Westover Land Rover at Old Sarum. The Westover Group currently employs more than 600 people and represents 14 vehicle manufacturers from 24 showrooms across Dorset and Wiltshire.

Employer

Westover

Address

554 Wimborne Road East

BH22 9NQ

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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 Apprenticeship Programme lasts for a total of 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 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


Employer's Application Instructions

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.


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

Apply now

Closing date: 09 Oct 2017