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Kia Motor Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship ASHFORD ORBITAL LIMITED

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Closing date: 17 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £194.20

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    39 months

  • Possible start date

    19 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001833691

  • 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. Ashford Orbital 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

A*-C/9-4 GCSE in maths and English (or equivalent).

Future prospects

Possible permanent position on the completion of the apprenticeship. Further opportunities to develop career to become a fully qualified master technician and MOT tester. On completion of the apprenticeship the average salary of a light vehicle technician is anywhere between £24k-£27k. While most experienced technicians may earn up to £33k per year.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

Ashford Orbital Ltd is a privately owned company having purchased the dealership from Drake & Fletcher back in October 2008. Mazda have had a presence in the dealership since 2003 with Kia joining in May 2008 and Mitsubishi in December 2015.

Over the last few years the site has undergone a continual refurbishment programme with the showroom now able to display 25 cars and the workshops extended to 11 bays. The forecourt has also been extended and can now display over 100 used cars.

Our staff of 25 have many years combined experience and are continually striving to improve their knowledge through both manufacturer and our training programmes.

Employer

ASHFORD ORBITAL LIMITED

Address

Monument Way,

Orbital Park

Ashford

TN24 0HB

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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 apprentice's 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)

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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