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Kia Motor Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship Furrows Ltd

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: 19 Dec 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 - 4:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001752914

  • Positions

    1 available

The role:

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.

Furrows 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:

  • 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
  • Use own initiative
  • Mechanically minded with meticulous attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Passion for the automotive industry
  • Enthusiasm to learn
  • Hardworking
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • A keen interest in and knowledge of the motor vehicle industry
  • The willingness to also undertake basic duties as part of training

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 history of Furrows is an interesting one and in fact, the company’s name emerged from taking the Ford Franchise in 1918 and becoming a Ford Tractor dealer so Furrows, as in ploughing.

The original home of Furrows was Benbow House in Coton Hill, Shrewsbury, which was the original home of Admiral Benbow, and was purchased by Mr M.Davies in 1906. The name changed to ‘The Shrewsbury Garage’ and even today, Furrows premises on Harlescott Lane is known as The Shrewsbury Garage. The original Shrewsbury Garage had problems with flooding from the nearby River Severn, like much of the county town besides the river, and the garage's location meant that in the days before flood barriers there were regular soakings for both staff and vehicles alike.

Employer

Furrows Ltd

Address

Benbow Business Park

Battlefield

Shrewsbury

SY1 3EQ

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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 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 logbook 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:

  • Logbook (final year review to assess apprentices 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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