Ford Light Vehicle Apprentice - Witney Kernahan Service

An exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work alongside qualified technicians where you will be fully trained in all aspects of maintenance and repair of light vehicles from routine servicing to electrical fault diagnostics.

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Closing date: 07 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40

    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 - Saturday, 08:30 - 17:30. If Saturday is worked, you will get a day off during the week

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000169487

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Servicing
  • MOTs
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Observing and assisting technicians
  • Car technicians will be expected to see whether components and systems are secure and working properly

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) apprenticeship standard
  • Not only will Apprentices be working and be trained within the garage they will attend a Kia approved college to work towards achieving their L3 Standard in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair plus Functional Skills in English and maths (if required)
  • A skills coach will visit at least every 28 days as part of a close support network to ensure that Apprentices are both enjoying and succeeding in their course

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A possible full-time career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of responsibility including a Service Manager, Master Technician and Dealership Principles. The opportunities are endless.

By having a highly regarded set of skills, apprentices can go on to develop their career within the specific interests they may have, progressing through their dealership and be an asset to Ford Motor Group


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

No skills required, Full training will be provided

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

About the employer

Kernahan of Witney was a privately owned, second generation family-run business which celebrated 50 years of trading in 2008. Owen Kernahan started the business in Oxford in 1958, and is still a regular visitor to the site - indeed he still owns it and we lease it from him! When Rover/MG closed in 2005, Kernahans appointed Ford and became one of the top retail dealers in the area. Following closure of the High Street site in August 2011, Charles Eveson struck a deal with the family to take over the Service, Parts and MOT workshops, already based on Station Lane in Witney. Just like the Kernahans, Charles has petrol in his blood - indeed he first met Martin Kernahan when they were both competing in rallying. All the High Street staff have stayed on following the move, and we are all very proud of the Kernahan heritage. It felt right to keep the well known name of Kernahan alive, and we will ensure that reputation and great service tradition continues at Kernahan Service.

Employer

Kernahan Service

Address

KERNHAN SERVICE

AVENUE TWO

WITNEY

OX28 4YG

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Training

Training provider

SKILLNET LIMITED

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Contact

Hannah Edwards

hannah.edwards@skillnet.org.uk

01923216165

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician - light vehicle

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


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