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Kia Motor Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship Wessex Gloucester

The Kia Advanced Apprenticeship Programme is designed to train and develop you in a way that enables you to learn the core elements of your job role using advancing technology as well as fostering an exceptional level of customer service.

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Closing date: 04 Nov 2021

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 8.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    14 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001724109

  • Positions

    1 available

Are you passionate about a long-term career within the automotive industry? Do you strive to deliver excellent customer service? If the answer is "yes" then the Kia Apprenticeship Programme could be the career route for you. Wessex Gloucester are currently seeking a Light Vehicle Technician Apprentice to join their team.

This is an exciting role with first-class training and outstanding long-term career prospects. The comprehensive programme provides you with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications through extensive product training as well as building up confidence and gaining valuable work experience whilst undertaking the role.

Duties will include:

  • Working alongside qualified Technicians with the investigation, repair and service of vehicles
  • Producing estimates
  • Carrying out diagnostics
  • Warranty work
  • Assisting with MOTs on vehicles
  • Other general technical duties and general housekeeping
  • Providing excellent customer service to internal and external customers

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • A keen interest in and knowledge of the motor vehicle industry
  • Mechanically minded with meticulous attention to detail
  • The willingness to also undertake basic duties as part of training

Personal qualities

  • Passion for the automotive industry
  • Enthusiasm to learn
  • Hardworking
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Use your own initiative

Desired qualifications

A* - C (9-4) GCSE in Maths and English (or equivalent). Science and ICT are desirable.

Future prospects

Possible permanent position on the completion of the apprenticeship.


About the employer

For excellent customer service, dependable cars and continuous aftersales support in Gloucester, choose Wessex Kia. We are the first choice for many drivers who also want value from their motoring requirements, whether they visit for vehicle sales or servicing. At our welcoming dealership you have access to a complete selection of the Korean firms latest models, which ranges from the Picanto city car to the ceeâd hatchback and Sorento SUV.

As well as competitively-priced new examples we also supply a varied selection of Approved Used Kia cars for those wanting to spend less, and promise that they lack no quality. Our Mercia Road site is easily reached via the M5 and A417 as we are located just off St. Oswalds Road, while Gloucester train station is also nearby if arriving by rail. Contact or visit the team today to start the conversation.

Employer

Wessex Gloucester

Address

1 Mercia Road

Gloucester

Gloucester

GL1 2SQ

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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. They will also be required to study towards achieving level 2 maths and English functional skills if they do not already hold equivalent qualifications. 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 EMTECs training centre in Nottingham for 24 separate weeks to carry out skills training. Regular visits to the dealership from EMTEC Vocational Learning Advisors 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 the apprentice 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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