Kia Light Vehicle Apprentice - Ken Brown Kia (Harlow) SAFEWAY CARS LTD T/A KEN BROWN MOTORS

Ken Brown are looking to take on a Kia Light Vehicle Apprentice. 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. Observing and assisting technicians.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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, 09:00 - 17:00. May include some Saturdays. Breaks to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    13 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Day to day tasks will always vary, but will normally include but not limited to:

  • Servicing
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Observing and assisting technicians
  • Car technicians will be expected to see whether components and systems are secure and working proper

The car technician's jobs fall into three categories:

  • Servicing - working to manufacturer servicing guidelines to ensure vehicle running at optimum performance
  • Maintenance - replacing parts that have wear and tear before they fail 
  • Repair - diagnosing the reason for vehicle failure and fixing the problem

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-to achieve their Level 3 Standard in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • 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

An Apprentice’s training includes

  • Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) apprenticeship standard
  • A certificate that meets the EU’s 2014 F-gas regulation.
  • Vocational related qualification (technical certificate)
  • Electric Vehicle training

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 being 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 Kia Motor Group

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working


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

About the employer

Welcome to Ken Brown Motors. We are a family-owned business that serves the counties of Surrey, Essex and Hertfordshire from our dealerships in Richmond, Harlow, Stevenage and Letchworth. We are proud to carry a fine range of new and manufacturer approved Kia and Hyundai vehicles, each offering something a little different. Our cars are competitively priced, and we regularly run special offers that can help you save even more. Our extensive aftersales care ensures that your Kia, Hyundai and Suzuki vehicle will provide you with many years of faithful service. At the very least, we can contribute towards it maintaining its market value should you ever wish to sell it or trade it in. Our Manufacture trained technical team know each model inside and out and can carry out all kinds of repair work, from electronic diagnostics to comprehensive maintenance. All parts that we use and sell are genuine Manufacture approved, and come with a two-year warranty. At Ken Brown Motors, we try to help as many people in our community to enjoy the benefits of motoring. This is why we are delighted to provide a fine range of Motability vehicles, enabling disabled drivers to become more independent than ever. We work with businesses too, regardless of size. Whatever your organisational needs, we can provide a package tailored to you, and one that is cost-effective. Over the last few years the site has undergone a continual refurbishment programme with the showroom now able to display 25 cars and the workshops extended to 12 bays. The forecourt has also been extended and can now display over 100 used cars. Our staff of 44 have many years combined experience and are continually striving to improve their knowledge through both manufacturer and our training programmes.




44-46 Potter Street


CM17 9AQ

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Training provider


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


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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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