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Kia Motor Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship Hendy Kia

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: 08 Oct 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

    08.30 - 17.00, days TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    23 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001728658

  • Positions

    1 available

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. 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.

Hendy Group are currently seeking a Light Vehicle Technician Apprentice to join their dealership. 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 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

The Hendy name has been well respected on the South Coast for over 100 years Hendy has come a long way from the small bicycle repair shop in Whitchurch. Today, the Company has in excess of twenty separate premises stretching across southern England from Cornwall to West Sussex , housing over 850 staff and handling between them over £200m worth of business.

Hendy Group is an association that has gone from strength to strength. Currently, both Chairman and Deputy Chairman are great-grandsons of the company founder F.A. Hendy, with the next generation of sons and daughters within the company structure re-assuring the continuity of the business – even with sales in excess of £200m, the Hendy Group to this day remains a tight knit family establishment.

Throughout the company's history, the Hendy family can be said to have followed good business practice - grasping opportunities as they've appeared, reviewing operations in order to remain efficient and keeping up with manufacturers' changing demands.  Above all, the Hendy family has always been careful to continue to meet the needs of customers, ensuring that they enjoy the best service and attention at all times.

Whatever you expect or think you know about Kia, we go one step further. It proves our fixation with quality – it explains why so many people choose our cars, and why we keep growing all over the world. Plus, with our state-of-the-art European Factory, the future is brighter than ever for Kia Motors.

Employer

Hendy Kia

Address

Southampton Road

Portsmouth

PO6 4RW

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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 EMTEC's 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 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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