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Light Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship (Level 3) Colin Appleyard Cars

Do you want to work on one of the automotive industries most diverse and exciting model ranges? As Suzuki strives for innovation that excites, our technicians are working on models at the leading edge of automotive design. We are looking for Apprentice Technicians that share our passion and belief for automotive technology and service excellence.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £192.40

    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

    TBC with employer

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001813595

  • Positions

    1 available

If cars are your passion then Suzuki will provide you with first class training on the very latest products and innovations, with dedicated Suzuki trainers who will help build knowledge and develop your skills.

This exciting opportunity has arisen at your local Suzuki Dealership where you will be required to learn all aspects of the job role.

Training will be provided both in the workplace and at the Suzuki Institute Centre of Excellence.

All we ask is that you are committed to the Apprenticeship Programme for 3 years and have the passion and ambition to grow into a highly skilled Car Service Technician.

You will also be required to have a grade 4/C or above in maths & English at GCSE level or equivalent.

Successful people are at the heart of Suzuki’s success so if you want to be a part of this then our Apprenticeship Programme is for you.

Candidates must live within 20 miles of the vacancy.

Duties could include:

  • Inspecting vehicles and diagnosing any required work
  • Discussing required repairs with customers
  • Calculating the expected time and cost of vehicle work
  • Repairing or replacing components as required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • No specific skills are required, however an interest in a career in the automotive industry/motor vehicles is essential

Personal qualities

  • Possess good communication skills with the ability to explain technical information to colleagues and customers accurately and concisely
  • Passionate about the industry, and committed to the development of your technical knowledge and skills
  • Customer focused, able to keep customers experience and safety in mind throughout the service or diagnosis and repair
  • Team player – assist other technicians when workshop is under pressure, and take ownership of any safety issues you identify in the workshop
  • Thorough and able to work with defined processes and guidelines
  • Quality focused with first time fix mentality
  • Honest with high levels of integrity

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs, or equivalent, grades 4 – 9 (A* - C) or Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English
  • Please ensure you also list all of your relevant qualifications
  • If you do not have the required qualifications for this apprenticeship your application will be rejected and you will not be contacted

Future prospects

  • Possibility of permanent role upon successful completion of the apprenticeship

About the employer

Established in 1971, Colin Appleyard is a family run business selling new and used motorcycles and cars and associated parts, accessories and clothing. In the showrooms, on the telephone or online, we have long-serving, knowledgeable staff who understand our products and want to give the best possible service to our customers.

You can buy with confidence in the knowledge that Colin Appleyard Ltd is an approved member of the West Yorkshire Trading Standards Motor Trade Partnership for the sale of vehicles, parts, accessories and servicing, providing industry-leading service and Trading Standards approved practices and procedures for your protection and reassurance. Colin Appleyard is dedicated to investing in 'Appy' staff, with six branches and over 130 people dedicated to setting new benchmarks in service and value for our customers.

Colin Appleyard Cars is the UK's No.1 Exclusive Suzuki Dealer, as well as being Suzuki's longest established UK car and 4x4 Main Dealer. We also have Subaru franchises at the Ashton and Huddersfield branches, and in April 2013, Colin Appleyard expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of the Nissan branch in Keighley. Colin Appleyard Motorcycles is one of the UK's premier independent multi-franchise motorcycle centres, and was the first UK dealer to win the coveted MCN Dealer of the Year Award twice.

Employer

Colin Appleyard Cars

Address

Cavendish Street

Ashton-Under-Lyne

OL6 7QL

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Training

Training provider

BOSCH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE SOLUTIONS LTD

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bosch

Contact

Recruitment Team 01159380223 recruitmentteamnottingham@uk.bosch.com

This is a Motor Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship, delivered by Bosch Automotive Service Solutions.

Training is delivered on a block release basis at the Alliance Training Centre in Doncaster.

This means your college based training will be delivered away from home and you will be required to stay in a hotel for 17 separate weeks (Mon – Fri) over the 3 year duration of the course. All associated costs for training are met by the employer/the programme and there will be no cost to yourself/your parents or guardians.

Assessments will also be conducted in the work place by a dedicated training assessor. You will also be assigned a workplace mentor for support in dealership.

As a result you will receive the following qualification:

• Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) Level 3

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: 30 May 2022