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.
Closing date: 04 Nov 2021
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 40.00
Possible start date
18 Nov 2021
14 Jun 2021
Level 3 (A level)
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
- 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
- Passion for the automotive industry
- Enthusiasm to learn
- Use your own initiative
A* - C (9-4) GCSE in Maths and English (or equivalent). Science and ICT are desirable.
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.
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Nottingham College
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.
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)
Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)
Level 3 (A level)
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