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  • Apprenticeship - Service Technician - Howards Citroen

    Date Added:
    17 February 2021

    Location:
    Citroen Weston-super-Mare

    Salary:
    £4.35 Increasing with service, skills and experience

    Closing Date:
    18 March 2021

    Contract Type:
    Apprenticeship - Full time

    Job Reference:


     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    THE ROLE OF A LIGHT VEHICLE SERVICE TECHNICIAN

    The Apprenticeship is geared toward training the next generation of Light Vehicle Service Technicians. But what does the role involve?

    The Light Vehicle Service Technician role varies slightly by the employer, based upon the specific needs within the location. The below explanation is, therefore, a guide to support you in understanding what the role might entail.

    Light Vehicle Service Technicians service and repair light vehicles such as cars up to 3.5 tonnes. Technicians are trained in all areas of vehicle mechanics and electronics, from engine and exhaust systems to air conditioning and security features. The duties of a Light Vehicle Service Technician may include:

    • Servicing vehicles – carrying out checks and maintenance according to the manufacturers’ guidelines
    • Repairing and replacing faulty parts and components
    • Advising the Service Receptionists about required repairs
    • Producing time estimates
    • Maintaining repair and service records

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    LIGHT VEHICLE MAINTENANCE & REPAIR APPRENTICESHIP

    The role of a Vehicle Service Technician is to maintain, service and repair vehicles to a consistently high standard. Howards use some of the most advanced service equipment and techniques in the world making this a great time to start your career with Citroen.

    This exciting apprenticeship programme is ideal for someone who is looking to begin their journey to becoming a qualified Service Technician and who wants to develop a long term career with an ambitious automotive brand.

    WORKING WEEK

    A typical working week could be (42 Hour Average week) 8.30 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Friday, with ½ hour for lunch, and Saturdays 8.30 am – 12.30 pm a rota basis. Until the age of 18 you will not be able to work over 40 hours per week.

    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 allocated to ‘off-the-job’ training. There will be support in place for you to understand the working hours during the recruitment process.

    YOUR DEVELOPMENT

    Our Apprenticeship Programme is an excellent way of ensuring we have high-quality people working within our Dealer Network. We’re looking for ambitious candidates ready to take ownership of their development, work hard to achieve their potential and grow with an ambitious employer.

    The Programme lasts for at least 36 months and you’ll achieve a nationally recognised qualification; Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) at Level 3.

    We will support you to gain your Functional Skills if you require them in Maths and English.

    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 Coventry.

    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.

    SKILLS & PERSONAL QUALITIES

    All of our opportunities receive a really good response and so we’re looking for you to demonstrate why you stand out from the crowd. We’re not looking for the finished article; rather we want to identify those people that are ambitious and demonstrate a willingness to learn, who are excited by the prospect of working with our fantastic, technologically advanced vehicles and really engage in the recruitment process.

    The Peugeot Citroen DS Academy commit to supporting the development of its Apprentices technical, employability and broader personal development skills, to ensure they can progress and develop their career. That is why when it comes to selecting the right people to become Peugeot Citroen DS apprentices, it’s as much about attitude as it is about vocational and academic success. That’s why in addition to the qualifications we require from you, we’ll also look for you to possess the following key behaviours. From problem-solving abilities to an enthusiasm for our industry, these are all attributes that will be vital in your role at Peugeot Citroen DS and will be assessed throughout the application process.

    • Willingness to learn
    • Team working/working with others
    • The motivation for the role/automotive and engineering interest
    • Personal responsibility and career ownership
    • Problem-solving

    FUTURE PROSPECTS

    There are lots of opportunities to develop your career within our expanding Dealer Network. Your early development is carefully mapped through your Apprenticeship journey with your learning focussed toward achieving an industry-recognised qualification that’s recognised across the Motor Industry.

    This is the grounding for your future development within the network and opportunities exist, once qualified, to further develop your skills and to move into new roles.

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Age: 16+

    Prior Attainment: GCSE (or equivalent) grade A*-C or 9-4 in Maths and English. Predicated grades are accepted.

    ‘Equivalent’ grades include:

    • BTEC first diplomas and certificates
    • OCR Nationals
    • Key Skills Level 2
    • NVQs
    • Essential Skills (Wales)
    • Functional Skills Level 2
    • Core Skills (Scotland)

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    Please apply for the role via this link: https://www.psaapprenticeships.com/job/service-technician-apprenticeship-howards/. Your application will be assessed by the Recruitment & Selection Team against the Entry Requirements specified for the role We aim to update you on the status of your application within no more than 5 working days.

    If you are successful in your application you will be invited to participate in a short telephone interview. Candidates are then shortlisted again and will be asked to complete a range of web-based assessments appropriate to the role that you have applied for.

    Finally, candidates are invited to meet with their local Dealer in the form of a face-to-face interview. This may extend to a second interview and in some cases a working trial.

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Howard Garages (Weston) Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Automotive Compliance Ltd, who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA No 497010). Automotive Compliance Ltd’s permissions as a Principal Firm allows Howard Garages (Weston) Ltd to act as a credit broker, not as a lender, for the introduction to a limited number of lenders and to act as an agent on behalf of the insurer for insurance distribution activities only.

We can introduce you to a selected panel of lenders, which includes manufacturer lenders linked directly to the franchises that we represent. An introduction to a lender does not amount to independent financial advice and we act as their agent for this introduction. Our approach is to introduce you first to the manufacturer lender linked directly to the particular franchise you are purchasing your vehicle from, who are usually able to offer the best available package for you, taking into account both interest rates and other contributions. If they are unable to make you an offer of finance, we then seek to introduce you to whichever of the other lenders on our panel is able to make the next best offer of finance for you. Our aim is to secure the best deal you are eligible for from our panel of lenders. Lenders may pay a fixed commission to us for introducing you to them, calculated by reference to the vehicle model or amount you borrow. Different lenders may pay different commissions for such introductions, and manufacturer lenders linked directly to the franchises that we represent may also provide preferential rates to us for the funding of our vehicle stock and also provide financial support for our training and marketing. But any such amounts they and other lenders pay us will not affect the amounts you pay under your finance agreement, all of which are set by the lender concerned. If you ask us what the amount of commission is, we will tell you in good time before the Finance agreement is executed. All finance applications are subject to status, terms and conditions apply, UK residents only, 18’s or over. Guarantees may be required.

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