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Service Technician Apprenticeship Robins & Day

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: 01 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, 8:30am - 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

    08 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    30 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001731820

  • 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

The Robins and Day group was founded in 1913, when two bicycle businesses run by Mr Robins and Mr Day were incorporated. The company then became part of the Rootes Motor Company, selling Hillman Humber, Singer and Sunbeam models before later adding Talbot and then Peugeot in 1960.

In 1970, the dealerships became a wholly owned subsidiary of Peugeot Motor Company PLC and held the Peugeot franchise exclusively until 2016. Now, the time has come to join with The Citroen Retail Group, introducing the Citroen and DS brands, and start the next chapter in the company’s rich history.

The Citroen Retail Group started around 25 years ago, with a small number of prominent Citroen dealerships in prime locations. This helped establish the brand in markets such as Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London. It also allowed Citroen to create dedicated business and fleet centres for those large market areas and grow that side of its business, especially where the LCV market was concerned, which has always been a stronghold for the Citroen Brand.

The Citroen Retail Group expanded during that period and were operating 13 dealerships by 2015. Robins and Day took over the day-to-day running of the Citroen Retail Group in 2010, with the aim of amalgamating processes and standards, raising customer satisfaction and encouraging employees to move freely between the different parts of the business. This has been extremely successful over the past few years, and now the rebranding of the entire Robins and Day Group is a natural evolution of this approach. Now, The Citroen Retail Group has become fully integrated into Robins and Day, and all Citroen and DS models are sold under the Robins and Day banner, alongside Peugeots. 

Robins & Day has continued to grow, and in 2019 welcomed GO Vauxhall into the group, growing the dealership network by 10 sites across London and the South East of England. The Vauxhall sites have become incorporated and rebranded with the Robins & Day logo, which has been re-designed to coincide with the joining of Vauxhall. The new logo incorporates the PSA Retail branding, which encompasses all 4 of the PSA manufacturer owned brands.

The result is over 62 new vehicle franchises, providing customers with better accessibility to a larger choice of vehicles and Robins & Day dealerships.

Employer

Robins & Day

Address

615 Penistone Road

Sheffield

S6 2GF

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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: 01 Nov 2021