Service Technician Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Psa Retail UK Ltd (Employer)

Calex UK Ltd (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £166.00
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:30, however each of our dealers will have different requirements.
36 months (duration)
4 January 2021(start date)
21 December 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

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. You will work towards a Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) apprenticeship standard.

Responsibilities

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

The Light Vehicle Service Technician role varies slightly by 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

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.

Reality Check

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group and appointment will be based on merit alone.  Being committed to equal opportunities, if you have a disability please state this during the application process.  Measures will be put in place to support you through your application and the apprenticeship journey.

Skills Required

  • Good communication and listening skills 
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Comfortable with the use of up to date technology 
  • Practical skills

Qualities Required

  • Willingness to learn
  • Team working/working with others
  • Motivation for the role/automotive and engineering interest
  • Personal responsibility and career ownership
  • Attention to detail 
  • Safety conscious 
  • Patient

Qualifications Required

Prior attainment: GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.  Predicted grades are accepted.

'Equivalent' grades include:

  • BTEC First Diplomas and Certificates
  • OCR Nationals
  • Key Skills Level 2
  • NVQs
  • Functional Skills Level 2

Training Provided

Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

All of our Apprentices are employed through the Dealer Network and attend weeklong block training at out 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.

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