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Service Technician Apprenticeship Purser & Luxford

This exciting apprenticeship programme is ideal for someone who is looking to begin their journey to becoming a qualified service technician and who wants to develop a long-term career with an ambitious automotive brand. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.

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

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Closing date: 20 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm, however each of our dealers will have different requirements. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    17 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001690690

  • Positions

    1 available

The role of a Vehicle Service Technician is to maintain, service and repair vehicles to a consistently high standard. Our dealers use some of the most advanced service equipment and techniques in the world making this a great time to start your career with Peugeot Citroen.

The Light Vehicle Service Technician role varies slightly by the employer, based upon the specific needs within the location.  The below explanation is, therefore, a guide to support you in understanding what the role might entail.

Light Vehicle Service Technicians service and repair light vehicles such as cars up to 3.5 tonnes. Technicians are trained in all areas of vehicle mechanics and electronics, from engine and exhaust systems to air conditioning and security features.

The duties of a Light Vehicle Service Technician may include:

  • Producing time estimates
  • Maintaining repair and service records
  • Servicing vehicles – carrying out checks and maintenance according to the manufacturers’ guidelines
  • Repairing and replacing faulty parts and components
  • Advising the service receptionists about required repairs

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication and listening skills 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Safety conscious 
  • Problem solving
  • Well organised and patient 
  • Comfortable with the use of up to date technology 
  • Practical

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn
  • Team working/working with others
  • Motivation for the role/automotive and engineering interest
  • Personal responsibility and career ownership

Desired qualifications

Prior attainment: GCSE (or equivalent) grade A*-C/9-4 in English and maths. Predicted grades are accepted.

Equivalent grades include:

  • BTEC First Diplomas and Certificates
  • OCR Nationals
  • Key Skills Level 2
  • NVQs
  • Functional Skills Level 2

Future prospects

  • There are lots of opportunities to develop your career within our expanding dealer network. Your early development is carefully mapped through your apprenticeship journey with your learning focussed toward achieving an industry recognised qualification that's recognised across the motor industry
  • This is the grounding for your future development within the network and opportunities exist, once qualified, to further develop your skills and to move into new roles

Things to consider

  • We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group and appointment will be based on merit alone
  • Being committed to equal opportunities, if you have a disability please state this during the application process. Measures will be put in place to support you through your application and the apprenticeship journey

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

Purser & Luxford is your local family run garage in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire.  We have been established for over 40 years, with customer care and satisfaction at the heart of the business.

Luke Gordon took over ownership of the business in July 2020 when long term owner Fred stepped down to enjoy his retirement.  Luke has many years of experience in both car sales and service management and he, along with the team aim to provide outstanding customer service.  “Being a small business, we really appreciate our customers choosing Purser & Luxford and so we want to ensure that they receive the best possible service that we can provide.” says Luke. “We understand that our customers rely on their cars and vans and invest a lot of money in their maintenance, which is why we aim to provide a fair, transparent and stress-free service.  We really enjoy getting to know our customers and their vehicles, so whether you have been a customer for years or you’re using us for the first time you can always be sure of a warm, friendly welcome, the coffee machine is always on!”

The business, which includes 11 members of staff, took a new direction in 2015 when Purser & Luxford became a dealer for Citroen cars and commercial vehicles, both new and used. While specialising in the service and repair of all vehicles, technicians have been trained to work their magic on all Citroen models, Purser & Luxford are also one of the only dealers in the area who are authorised Citroen repairers.

With our professional and experienced team, in both the service and sales departments, Purser & Luxford can confidently deliver the high standards and attention to detail our customers deserve.

Employer

Purser & Luxford

Address

Unit 2a

Harding Way

St. Ives

PE27 3WR

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Training

Training provider

CALEX UK LTD

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Calex UK Ltd

Contact

Calex UK Recruitment recruitment.calexuk@gmail.com

Level 3 Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle) apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • We will support you to gain your functional skills if you require them in maths and English
  • All of our apprentices are employed through the dealer network and attend week-long block training at out state of the art training centre in Coventry
  • Block training is complemented by a combination of regular coaching visits from one of our experienced Coaches as well as Virtual Classroom sessions and E-Learning modules
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 20 Sep 2021