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Service Technician Apprenticeship T J Vickers

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: 22 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

    29 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    28 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001743928

  • 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 Stellantis.

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

At TJ Vickers we pride ourselves on not only supplying you your new car but inviting you to join our family. Established in 1962, Thomas Jeffery Vickers was the founder member of T J Vickers and Sons. Three years later son's Colin and Steve joined their father completing the partnership in June 1965.

Having gained an excellent reputation in their first 17 years of business. Colin and Steve took the opportunity to purchase Salopian Motors on Trench Road. We are celebrating our 40th year at this site this year.

Soon after in 1982 TJ Vickers added the Fiat franchise. In the same year Colin's son Ian also joined the company. Since then the business continued to progress and has gone from strength to strength.

Following the success of expanding into Shrewsbury in 1999 with our Suzuki dealership. T J Vickers Shrewsbury relocated to the town's Battlefield Enterprise Park in 2005. This enabled us to offer both Suzuki and Fiat to the area. Five years later in 2010 we opened our second Suzuki site on Trench Road, Telford. Further enhancing our commitment to both brands throughout Shropshire. In 2014 we added the Jeep and Alfa Romeo franchises offering even more choice for customers.

Employer

T J Vickers

Address

Knights Way

Shrewsbury

SY1 3AB

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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 weeklong 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: 22 Nov 2021