Apprentice Motor Vehicle Apprentice/Technician
The Pit Stop
TRURO AND PENWITH COLLEGE
- As a motor vehicle technician, you will be assisting with the majority of tasks within the workshop
- You will be answering directly to the business owner and learning practically whilst shadowing the current team members
- Full training will be provided for use of all of the workshop equipment and facilities, including a tyre fitting machine through to electronic diagnostic equipment
- The role will also include undertaking cleaning duties of both the workshop and also vehicles
- There will be the possibility of a full-time position offered at the end of the apprenticeship
On successful completion fo the apprenticeship there is a possibility of a future job role.
- A passion for the Motor Vehicle trade is essential
- Communication skills
- Listening skills
- Practical skills
- Hard working
- Able to work within a friendly team
- The successful candidate must have GCSE grade C/4 in English and maths or equivalent or above
- Any previous qualifications or experience within the Motor Vehicle trade would be beneficial but not essential
- Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle) Level 3
During the apprenticeship, you will gain a technical certificate qualification at level 3 issued by the institute of the motor industry. You will also develop a portfolio of work demonstrating and evidencing your development of skills, knowledge and competence in the following areas:
- The fundamentals of vehicle technologies e.g. vehicle systems such as chassis, engine, transmission, electrical, air conditioning, high voltage vehicles, etc.
- The types, and associated characteristics, of light vehicles e.g. front- or rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, etc.
- Diagnostic principles and logical problem-solving techniques.
- Emerging automotive technologies and the impact they will have on the knowledge and skills technicians will require in the future
- Carry out the foundation tasks common to all procedures e.g. removing and replacing bolts, screws and clips, replacing seals, extracting damaged fasteners, cutting, drilling, filing, using fabrication skills etc.
- Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and efficient workshop and adhere to the dealership/garage’s business processes (e.g. environmental awareness, servicing a vehicle, record keeping, customer contact) and standard workshop operations
- Access specific information e.g. vehicle repair information, wiring diagrams, maintenance tables, technical production information and apply appropriately
- Use diagnostic, mechanical and electrical measuring equipment
- Inspect and prepare a vehicle to the required quality standard for handover to the customer e.g. following a service, complex repair, pre-delivery inspection etc.
- Service and maintain a vehicle without supervision
- Remove repair/replace components in line with manufacturer’s standards
- Investigate symptoms of vehicle fault(s) and identify the likely underlying cause.
- Apply advanced diagnostic principles and logical problem-solving techniques, supported by diagnostic tools and testing regimes, to establish electrical, mechanical and electronic faults
- Use current flow diagrams and electrical test equipment to carry out standard diagnostic and repair procedures
- Communicate effectively with customers on a range of topics e.g. draw from a customer the description of symptoms in a way that will support the process of diagnosing faults
- Behave in accordance with the values of the company they work for; treat customers with respect and courtesy, quickly respond to their requirements and win their trust using effective communication skills to ensure they receive an excellent experience.
- Operate as an effective team member taking responsibility when required and be honest and accountable when things don’t go as planned
- Constantly learn in order to improve your own performance and that of the business; plan effectively and be highly organised when carrying out service and repairs
- Understand how the business works from an operational perspective and demonstrate commercial awareness
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