About the apprenticeship
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
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 Peformance 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 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 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
Prior Attainment: GCSE (or equivalent) grade A*-C or 9-4 in Maths and English. Predicated grades are accepted.
In Scotland, applicants must have or be predicted to achieve National 4 or above in English and 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
Key Skills Level 2
Essential Skills (Wales)
Functional Skills Level 2
Core Skills (Scotland)
Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No
Calex UK LTD
Training provider course:
Level 3 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
About the employer
Evans Halshaw Vauxhall Newport
1 Spytty Road
Leeway Industrial Estate
No, we are not part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.
Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.