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Service Technician Apprenticeship FG Barnes & Sons Ltd

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.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jan 2022

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.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001766568

  • 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:

  • 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
  • Producing time estimates
  • Maintaining repair and service records

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication and listening skills 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Safety conscious 
  • 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
  • Problem solving

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

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

A family owned business, established in 1899

The FG Barnes Group is a family owned company with a history spanning over 120 years. We are well-known for offering good quality, value for money and excellent customer service within the automotive industry across the South East of England.

New and Used Car Dealer based in South East England.

At our showrooms in Guildford in Surrey; Maidstone in Kent; Canterbury in Kent and Shoreham-by-Sea in Sussex, we offer a wide range of new and used cars by Vauxhall, Jeep, Abarth, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, MG, Subaru, SEAT, SsangYong and Nissan, as well as commercial vehicles and DAF trucks.

Our experienced Sales Teams can offer the individual customer or the company buyer an extensive range of new and used, private and commercial vehicles and our business managers are on hand to help you through the whole process of buying a car, including arranging finance and offering specialist Motability advice.

We have a great range of aftersales offers to help keep your vehicle running smoothly with service & maintenance, parts & accessories and accident repair specialist centres. All our technicians are trained to our manufacturers' high standards, and our well-equipped workshops hold all the specialist tools and diagnostic equipment required to do the job to an excellent standard.

For used cars in Kent, visit Barnes Autostore where you can take a closer look at our great range of used car offers. For a friendly, local and professional service - visit one of our new and used car dealers today.

Employer

FG Barnes & Sons Ltd

Address

Woking Road

Guildford

GU1 1RT

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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

  • Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle) standard level 3
  • 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

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: 31 Jan 2022