Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Technician SPARKS COMMERCIAL SERVICES LTD

At Sparks we pride ourselves on producing world class vehicles with excellent performance and impeccable reliability. We train our staff to the same high standards via our Technician Apprentice Programme - considered to be the best in the industry.

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Closing date: 02 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00

    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 8.00am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    32 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000229139

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

To attain high levels of morale and focus to ensure the highest possible levels of productive efficiency, quality of workmanship and production finish in order to sustain growth in customer confidence in the service provided by the Dealer point.

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Ensure the Dealer point works to the criteria laid down in the Company Health and Safety policy
  • Assist Technician to carry out repairs according to Renault procedures in a safe and responsible manner
  • Learn how to and use Renault special tools safely and efficiently
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when required
  • Assist with cleaning the workshop
  • Comply with warranty procedures during repairs and with warranty material on completion of repair
  • Ensure that the company’s time recording procedures are complied with
  • Ensure job cards are completed accurately
  • Ensure all vehicle defects are reported to workshop Supervisor
  • Attend college courses regularly and achieve the standards required by the course
  • Attend any technical or development training that is made available

General duties:

  • Work with the team to ensure a strong top team ethos
  • Support the development of character, skills, attitude and superior individual and team performance
  • Ensure that you conduct yourself in a business-like and professional manner
  • Ensure that the workshop facilities, equipment and tools are kept clean, tidy and maintained, reflecting the Renault image of an efficient and modern retail dealer point

The training you will be getting

Training is delivered in the workplace and on block release to Remit’s Automotive Academy in Derby. There are a total of 18 x 1 week blocks over the 32 month programme.

The costs of hotel accommodation, food and travel are met by the employer and there will be no cost to you. You will also receive 1-2-1 support from your Development Coach to help you achieve:

  • IMI Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Level 3
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths (if required)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Progression to a higher qualification and possible full-time employment.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Enthusiasm to learn, Mechanically minded

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

During the second year of the apprenticeship, the wage will increase to the national minimum wage for your age group. Closing Dates: Please submit your application along with your CV as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

About the employer

Sparks Commercials began 30 years ago and remains a family run business with a dedicated team at the heart. The team started with Michael and Julie Spark and has since grown into a successful business of 100 employees with an unwavering commitment to provide excellent customer service. Sparks work with their customers to deliver transport solutions that suits everyone. Everything from finding the right truck or van to creating the right aftersales maintenance package to keep their customers on the road.

Employer

SPARKS COMMERCIAL SERVICES LTD

Address

Quartremaine Road

PO3 5QG

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Training

Training provider

REMIT GROUP 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

Apprenticeship standard

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician

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

Please click on the link below to apply

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

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Closing date: 02 Aug 2024