Kia Light Vehicle Apprentice - Speedwell Exeter PITTEN LTD

Kia's tailored apprenticeship programme enables apprentices to experience leading Education in Electrification. This is 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: 31 Jul 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

    Shifts TBC potential Saturday's included.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    31 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:

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

The Car Technicians 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

  • Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle) Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Before the Standard is met, all apprentices must hold a certificate that meets the EUs 2014 F-gas regulation.
  • Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle) / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
  • 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.

An Apprentice’s training includes:

  • Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) apprenticeship standard
  • Vocational related qualification (technical certificate)
  • Electric Vehicle training
  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed

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 the Speedwell Group.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working


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

About the employer

Speedwell Group is a family run business with a genuine family ethos at our core, many staff and customers have been with us throughout our 20-year history. Speedwell has become synonymous with trust, quality and excellent customer service in Devon. We are proud of our customer feedback, consistently ranking amongst the highest in the country within our franchises. As our reputation has consistently grown, Speedwell now boasts two Kia Dealerships in Exeter & Newton Abbot as well as our used car dealership in Kingsteignton. This has provided an excellent platform for our previous, current and future apprentices to learn and develop in the Speedwell family. The support of our local customers and our excellent staff are responsible for Speedwell's success, and we endeavour to support our community. We sponsor Exeter Ladies Rugby Club, Netball, Squash & Football Teams as well as a trans-Atlantic rowing team and countless local shows.




Matford Park Road



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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


Jose Faria

01923 216165

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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