Group1 Automotive Apprentice Vehicle Technicians Are you a driven, enthusiastic and motivated individual? Are you keen to learn and train with a leading Automotive Manufacture and work with their exciting product? If the answer is yes to the above then we want to hear from you! Our hugely successful Toyota Dealership in Maidstone are looking to attract a new cohort of 1st year Apprentice Vehicle Technicians. THE ROLE OF A LIGHT VEHICLE SERVICE TECHNICIAN The Apprenticeship is geared toward training the next generation of fully-fledged Light Vehicle Service Technicians. But what does a Light Vehicle Service Technician actually do? 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 WORKING WEEK A typical working week could be 40 hours Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm, however each of our Retailers will have different requirements. 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. We'll support 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 Retailer 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 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Age: 16+ Prior Attainment: Four GCSE grades A – C (new grades 9 – 4) or equivalent in English, Maths and two other subjects. In Scotland, applicants must have or be predicted to achieve National 5 or above in English, Maths and either a Science or Technical subject. Standard Grades 1-4 and Intermediates are also 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) If you are interested to know more please register yourself by clicking apply and we will ask that one of the Mercedes Apprenticeship team make contact with you to discuss things further. About us The Group 1 Automotive network is a well-established and growing automotive group in the UK, with offices also in America and Brazil. Group 1 Automotive is the 9th largest dealer group in the UK, representing Barons Group, Beadles, and Think Ford. All dealerships in the Group 1 Automotive network offer fantastic career opportunities, state of the art resources, training and competitive earnings packages. If you see yourself in the above position and would like to find out more about what it is like to be part of the Group 1 family, we’d like you to apply now! Benefits Company Benefits Scheme, Full Manufacture Training
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