Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship - Porsche Centre Wilmslow PENDRAGON PLC

This Apprenticeship offers a unique opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge necessary to become a proficient service technician in the automotive industry. Under the guidance of experienced technicians, the Apprentice will gain hands-on experience, technical expertise, and a deep understanding of Porsche products and services.

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

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Closing date: 24 Jul 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 to Friday: 8.30am - 5.30pm. All learners will be required to work the minimum apprenticeship duration of 30 hours per week. At least 20% of your working hours will be 'off-the-job' training (A typical working week could be 40 hours).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    01 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000248474

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This role is ideal for individuals passionate about mechanics, problem-solving, and providing exceptional customer service.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist senior technicians in diagnosing, troubleshooting, and repairing various mechanical and electrical systems
  • Learn to perform routine maintenance tasks, including inspections, lubrication, and adjustments
  • Participate in equipment installations and upgrades under supervision
  • Develop proficiency in using diagnostic tools and equipment to identify issues accurately
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure timely completion of service requests and projects
  • Follow safety protocols and guidelines to maintain a safe working environment
  • Document service activities, including work performed, parts used, and customer interactions
  • Attend training sessions and workshops to enhance technical skills and product knowledge
  • Communicate effectively with customers to address inquiries, explain service procedures, and provide recommendations
  • Assist with inventory management, including tracking parts and supplies used during service operations

The training you will be getting

You will achieve a nationally recognised qualification: Level 2 Autocare (lasting 24 months) and on successful completion, apprentices will move on to complete Level 3 Light Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (for a further 12 months).

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 Slough.

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. Throughout your apprenticeship journey, we are committed to nurturing your growth and development, guiding you toward attaining a widely recognized qualification in the motor industry. This qualification serves as a cornerstone for building your career, offering abundant opportunities within our expanding Dealer Network. Upon successful completion of the program, you'll be well-equipped to advance and transition into new roles.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Your development is supported through your Apprenticeship journey, with your learning focused on 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.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

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

About the employer

Porsche Centre Wilmslow is part of one of the largest Porsche Dealers Groups in the UK, Stratstone. Within our state-of-the-art Porsche Centre, we offer an extensive range of new and pre-owned Porsche models which includes the 718, 911, Panamera, Macan, Cayenne and the electric Taycan. Our flexible financing options ensure you secure a great deal that is tailored to your needs and requirements. Approved by the manufacturer themselves, our selection of Approved Pre-Owned vehicles are delivered with a host of benefits that guarantee you are investing in a quality example. Porsche Centre Wilmslow also prides itself on an unparalleled level of customer care, offering a bespoke and comprehensive aftersales service including professional servicing, maintenance, and genuine manufacturer parts.

Employer

PENDRAGON PLC

Address

Deanway Business Park

Wilmslow Rd

Handforth

SK9 3HW

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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: 24 Jul 2024