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Lookers Audi Service Technician Apprentice - Basingstoke LOOKERS PLC

Drive your career forward with this exciting apprenticeship opportunity. Our Service Technicians/Mechanics are involved all aspects of maintenance and repair from routine servicing to complex diagnostics and repairs to our customers vehicles.

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

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    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. 0830 – 1730. Possibility of Saturday workings and / or shifts. Working week will be confirmed on application.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000066903

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Service department is vital to the success of our business. From right first time fixes, to delivering excellent customer service, our Service Technicians/Mechanics play a pivotal role in delighting our customers and encouraging their continued loyalty. 

Every day is different within the Service department. As a Service Technician/Mechanic Apprentice, some of your duties will include:

·         Use of diagnostic equipment to identify vehicle faults

·         Testing of parts and systems to ensure correct working

·         Following checklists to ensure all critical parts of vehicles are examined

·         Carrying out bumper to bumper overview, service and inspection

·         Maintenance of electronic systems including on- board entertainment systems

·         Undertaking repair and maintenance of vehicle parts including clutches, gearboxes, tyres, brakes and suspension 

·         Completion of legible and accurate paperwork for the customers and centres records

·         Maintenance of a clean and tidy work environment

You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of products including traditional, hybrid and electronic engines. From heritage vehicles to leading edge modern technology, our range will provide you with a varied technical training experience to build your skills as a Service Technician/Mechanic.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Training will be delivered using a combination of virtual classroom remote learning and face-to-face block release weeks at our state-of-the-art training centres.

Our expert trainers will guide you through the training programme using a combination of e-learning, classroom learning and practical application.

In the workplace, your personal, dedicated mentor will support your continued learning as you apply the skills and knowledge you have gained through the remote sessions and at the National Learning Centre.

This is a fully rounded training experience where you will build life skills that last and gain both Apprenticeship qualifications and brand certifications.

On successful completion of the three year programme you will receive the following:

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle)
F-Gas Category 1 Certificate
Brand specific certifications

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Volkswagen Group (VWG) is one of the UK’s largest car retailers encompassing premium brands such as Audi, Bentley, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen, TPS, Volkswagen Paint and Body and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. This network of retailers spans the UK, providing a wide range of career opportunities.

Once your apprenticeship is complete, you will continue your learning journey and you will have the opportunity drive your career forward. Some of our apprentices have gone on to become team leaders and managers within the retail network or even joined our team at Head Office in Milton Keynes.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

The latest information on the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices can be found at https://www.gov.uk/become-apprentice/pay-and-conditions Please do not contact the retailer. Babcock Training are the main point of contact for this opportunity and carry out the full recruitment service for this employer. Approaching the retailer directly will not always help your application.

About the employer

Audi is an exceptional brand fuelled by a passion to create the ultimate customer experience, which is why we are looking to invest in apprentices who can help us achieve our ambitious plans. There's never been a better time to join us, as we continue to enjoy massive success and unprecedented growth in the prestige car market. We are looking for the next generation of exceptional people to become part of our team and help us to delight our customers.

Employer

LOOKERS PLC

Address

Lookers Audi Basingstoke

Crockford Lane

Chineham

RG24 8NA

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Training

Training provider

BABCOCK TRAINING LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

In order to be considered for this role, you are required to complete an online application via the link listed. Your online application will be forwarded to our specialist recruitment team. If you are successful in your application, they will talk to you directly and guide you through the next stages of application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Aug 2022