Light Vehicle Apprentice

DUKES PARK AUTOMOTIVE LTD

CHELMSFORD, CM2 6TG

Closes in 7 days (Friday 26 July)

Posted on 17 June 2024


Summary

Opportunity for motivated individual with keen interest in the motor trade and cars. Full-time apprenticeship for a light vehicle technician, ideal for a candidate who has completed a relevant level 2 qualification looking to progress to level 3 in a work environment, or individuals looking to start their career in the motor trade.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician - light vehicle (level 3)
Hours
Monday to Friday 8am - 5.30pm, plus alternate Saturday mornings 8am - 1pm. 1 hour lunch breaks. 40 to 45 hours a week depending on age.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 9 September

Duration

3 Years

Positions available

1

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • The apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) Apprenticeship Standard for a duration of 36 months
  • College attendance will be at the Colchester Institute - Colchester Campus one day per week during term time

Where you’ll work

16 GRAFTON PLACE

CHELMSFORD

CM2 6TG

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

COLCHESTER INSTITUTE

Your training course

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician - light vehicle (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and efficient workshop. Segregate waste for disposal or recycling. Comply with industry environmental legislation.
  • Demonstrate due regard for own safety and that of others in the workshop and minimise risk of injury and vehicle damage.
  • Carry out fundamental tasks associated with removal and replacement procedures on a vehicle.
  • Obtain diagnostic and repair information.
  • Interpret diagnostic information and use electrical wiring diagrams to determine system serviceability.
  • Use a range of diagnostic equipment.
  • Follow recognised diagnostic procedures, logical diagnostic sequence and apply advanced diagnostic principles and problem-solving techniques to establish faults.
  • Report faults using company procedures and recommend suitable further actions.
  • Follow recognised repair procedures to complete a wide range of repairs including those which involve complex procedures, or in depth knowledge.
  • Test the function of repaired and fitted components.
  • Adhere to business processes and complete documentation following workplace procedures.
  • Use ICT to create emails, word-process documents and carry out web based searches.
  • Complete a range of services and inspect and prepare a vehicle to the required quality standard for handover to the customer.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • 4 GCSEs including maths and English (grade 9-4/A*-C)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

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

    About this company

    Independent BMW & MINI specialist (also working on other German brands such as Mercedes / Volkswagen & Audi Group). Small, growing family run business based in Chelmsford, Essex. Benefits of working for Dukes Park Automotive include a pension scheme and employee discounts.

    https://www.dukesparkautomotive.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Full-time vehicle technician role within the business.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    COLCHESTER INSTITUTE

    Colchester Institute - Apprenticeship Team

    ci.apprenticeships@colchester.ac.uk

    01206 712043

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000258160.

    Apply now

    Closes in 7 days (Friday 26 July)

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