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Kia Motor Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship LOOKERS OF MANCHESTER LIMITED

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Closing date: 30 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £194.20

  • Working week

    08:30 - 5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    39 months

  • Possible start date

    31 May 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001819046

  • Positions

    1 available

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. Lookers Kia Stockport 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:

  • Working alongside qualified Technicians with the investigation, repair and service of vehicles
  • Producing estimates
  • Carrying out diagnostics
  • Warranty work
  • Assisting with MOT's 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
  • A keen interest in and knowledge of the motor vehicle industry
  • Mechanically minded with meticulous attention to detail
  • The willingness to also undertake basic duties as part of training

Personal qualities

  • Passion for the automotive industry
  • Enthusiasm to learn
  • Hardworking
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Use own initiative

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English

Future prospects

  • The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £4.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 18 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training
  • * Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation
  • * Please note that if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early
  • The candidate must be able to travel to the workplace according to the working hours. The candidate must be able to attend the block release training weeks in Nottingham

About the employer

Lookers Kia in Stockport is one of the largest Kia dealerships in the UK. Our company is pleased to be trading in its 100th year, and we are filled with excitement and anticipation for our years ahead with Kia Motors.

At Lookers in Stockport, we have achieved rapid growth with the Kia brand, which is fast becoming a real force to be reckoned with within the motor industry. Along with an industry leading 7 year warranty, cutting edge design and a wide range of cars to suit your every need, Kia Motors are fast becoming a brand to be proud of.

Employer

LOOKERS OF MANCHESTER LIMITED

Address

St Mary's Way

Stockport

SK1 4AW

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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 39 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 EMTEC's 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 log book 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:

  • Log book (final year review to assess apprentices progress)
  • Behaviour Assessment
  • Knowledge Test (an in-depth, online test exploring knowledge/understanding of the apprentice) and Skills Test (two-day practical examination of the skills of the apprentice)

Each apprentice will achieve the following:

  • Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) (ST0033/AP03) Standard Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling (EC842-2006)
  • QCF Level 3 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement
  • QCF Kia Accreditation (Expert Star 1)

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)


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