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Kia Motor Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship Harratts of Wakefield Limited

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

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Closing date: 04 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Nov 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001667460

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

Harratts of Wakefield Kia Limited are currently looking to recruit a Kia Light Vehicle Technician Apprentice to join the team at their busy dealership based in West Yorkshire. 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

  • 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

Desired qualifications

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.


About the employer

Since 1966, we have worked hard to build the best relationships with our customers and we are proud to say that our customers recommend us to family and friends. Each dealership’s respective manufacturer recognises the high levels of customer service and care that we offer.

Employer

Harratts of Wakefield Limited

Address

Peel Avenue

Calder Park

Wakefield

WF2 7UA

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Training

Training provider

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Nottingham College

Contact

Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team

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)
  • Skills Test (two-day practical examination of the skills of the apprentice)

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)


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