Service Technician Apprenticeship - Drive Vauxhall Aldershot DRIVE MOTOR RETAIL LIMITED

This apprenticeship programme is an exciting opportunity to kick start your career with Stellantis, one of the world’s leading automaker and mobility tech companies. The role includes repairing and replacing faulty parts, developing an understanding of workshop equipment and advising the service receptionists about required repairs.

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

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Closing date: 25 Apr 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 - Thursday 8.00 am - 5.00 pm and Friday from 8.40 am - 4.30 pm. Initially, a 40-hour week to progress to 42 when over 18 years of age.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 May 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000225603

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The role of a vehicle service technician is to maintain, service and repair vehicles to a consistently high standard.

Service technicians are trained in all areas of vehicle mechanics and electronics, from engine and exhaust systems to air conditioning and security features.

The role will vary by employer based upon the specific needs of the location, but the position typically involves:

  • Servicing vehicles by carrying out checks and maintenance
  • Repairing and replacing faulty parts
  • Developing an understanding of workshop equipment
  • Advising the service receptionists about required repairs
  • Producing time estimates
  • Maintaining repair and service records 

The training you will be getting

Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (light vehicle)
Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • The programme lasts for at least 36 months (3 years) and you'll achieve a nationally recognised qualification
  • We will support you to gain your Functional Skills if you require them in maths and English
  • All of our apprentices are employed through the dealer network and attend week-long block training at our state-of-the-art training centre in Coventry
  • Block training is complemented by a combination of regular coaching visits from one of our experienced coaches as well as virtual classroom sessions and E-learning modules
  • Your development is supported through your apprenticeship journey, with your learning focused towards achieving a qualification recognised across the motor industry. This will provide the foundation to develop your career, as there are lots of opportunities within our expanding dealer network to progress and move into new roles once you’ve successfully completed the programme
  • Before the Standard is met, all apprentices must hold a certificate that meets the EU’s 2014 F-gas regulation

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There are lots of opportunities within our expanding dealer network to progress and move into new roles once you’ve successfully completed the programme.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working

Qualifications

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

About the employer

As one of the UK’s leading dealer groups, Drive Motor Retail strive to make every customer visit extra special. Whether you’re popping in to have your car serviced or repaired; or you're searching for your next new or quality used car or van, our award-winning team will be more than happy to help. Drive operate 22 franchise dealerships for Vauxhall, Hyundai, MG and Citroen in the North East, South West, East Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber, Hampshire and Suffolk areas, giving both a national presence to the group whilst supporting a local community spirit.

Employer

DRIVE MOTOR RETAIL LIMITED

Address

Bakers Corner, Aldershot

GU12 4DZ

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Training

Training provider

CALEX UK LTD

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

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


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 25 Apr 2024