Kia Light Vehicle Apprentice Technician ALLEN FORD (UK) LIMITED

The Kia Academy offers a bespoke apprenticeship programme that focuses on education in electrification. Kia Apprentices will obtain the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to not only become an expert Kia Technician but also ensure they have a successful career with Kia whilst maximising personal growth.

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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

    Monday - Friday, with some Saturdays required. Shifts to be confirmed (TBC).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

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

The training you will be getting

The Apprenticeship Programme is delivered via Block Training Release at the state-of-the-art Kia Academy in Derby, as well as 1-1 tutor support in the dealership. Every 6-8 weeks apprentices will attend the Kia Academy for block training release.

Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Level 3 (light vehicle) Qualification:

  • Servicing - working to manufacturer servicing guidelines to ensure the 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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A 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 careers within the specific interests they may have. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


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

About the employer

We take great pride in being part of one of the UK’s premier and longest-established car dealership groups. At our Kia dealerships, we specialise in the sale of new and used Kia cars. In addition to this, we also offer services to suit all our customer’s needs including car servicing, repairs and a reputable high level of aftersales care. If you are considering purchasing a Kia then why not pop along to one of our dealerships in Bath, Bletchley, Brentwood, Milton Keynes, Solihull or Southend to have a look at our full and varied range of new and used cars. With experienced and friendly staff at the ready to assist with any queries you may have and to help advise on a car that would best suit your needs. As well as showcasing a great range of new Kia cars, we also have an outstanding selection of pre-owned cars for you to browse across our showrooms. In addition to this, we eliminate some of the stress and risk associated with buying a second-hand car by ensuring all of our pre-owned cars are Kia-approved, offering the highest quality selection of used cars around.




Coventry Road



B26 3QS

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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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