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Service Technician Apprenticeship Desira

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

    09 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001736030

  • 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

Desira Group Plc - About Us

Desira is a family owned motor group, founded by John Desira in 1972. John Desira started in the motor trade in London, working as an Apprentice Technician. Once qualified, he was recommended a small garage in South Lopham, Norfolk; where he started his own business. Desira has expanded over the years from this first garage and is now the one of the largest privately owned Fiat Dealer groups in the country. Employing over 200 staff, with 8 dealerships across Norfolk and Suffolk, Desira is also Europe's largest Fiat and Alfa Romeo Parts distributor.

The aim of the company has always been to provide exceptional service and offer fantastic value for money to both our loyal and new customers. With over 48 years of experience, Desira have continued to expand with Fiat, Nissan, Citroen, Peugeot, Suzuki, MG, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Abarth and SsangYong franchises in Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Diss and Bury St Edmunds.

At Desira we understand how important your car is to you and that's why we want to make your experience with us as easy and affordable as possible. From finding you your perfect vehicle at an amazing price, to making sure that your vehicle is cared for inside and out by our highly-trained technicians and staff.

We stock a wide range of brand new vehicles and offer over 450 Desira Approved used cars and vans all with a Minimum 12 Months Guarantee. As well as specialising in vehicle sales, we also offer servicing for all makes and models in addition to manufacturer servicing for Fiat, Nissan, Citroen, Peugeot, Suzuki, MG, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Abarth and SsangYong. We are also now also pleased to offer service booking online and with over one million pounds of car parts and accessories in stock, you can be sure that whatever you need we can satisfy all of your requirements with a next day delivery service second to none.

Employer

Desira

Address

Moreton Hall Retail Park

Bedingfeld Way

Bury St. Edmunds

IP32 7BT

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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