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Service Technician /Mechanic Apprenticeship Marshall Loughton Van Centre VWCV

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.

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Closing date: 17 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    £4.81-£7.00 per hour – £10,004.80-14,560 Per Year

    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. 08:30 – 17:30. • 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

    07 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000071119

  • Positions

    1 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)

·       Certificate in Automotive Refrigerant Handling

·       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, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths, English & Science (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Information on the Apprentice National Minimum Wage can be found at https://www.gov.uk/become-apprentice/pay-and-conditions Please do not contact the retailer, approaching the retailer directly will not always help your application.

About the employer

Volkswagen Group (VWG) is one of the UK’s largest car retailers encompassing premium brands such as Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen, TPS, Volkswagen Paint and Body and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Our network of Volkswagen Group approved Paint and Body Centres deliver a first-class service to customers using teams of highly trained experts and the same paint, parts and materials that are used at our factories.

Employer

Marshall Loughton Van Centre VWCV

Address

Langston Rd, Loughton

IG10 3TQ

Contact

Georgia Marlow

Georgia.marlow@apprentice-employment.co.uk

07540 716312

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Training

Training provider

BABCOCK TRAINING LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)


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