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Kia Motor Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship LOOKERS PLC

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,480.00

    Year 1 : £6.50 per hour Year 2: £7.50 per hour Year 3: £9.50 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8:00am-5pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000072932

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

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 Chester 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

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

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)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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.

 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative

Qualifications

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

About the employer

Part of the wider Lookers group originally founded in 1908, we parallel the pedigree and outstanding heritage offered by Kia. Demonstrated through our committed approach to delivering excellent customer care, you can be assured of an industry leading experience. From your initial enquiry right through to comprehensive aftersales care, our values of "for you, for life" are demonstrated in everything that we do

Employer

LOOKERS PLC

Address

302 Sealand Rd

Chester

CH1 4LQ

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Training

Training provider

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

Contact

Molly

kia@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

0115 945 7512

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)


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