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Service Technician Apprenticeship

Employer
Welsh Government
Location
Day's Fiat Unit 2 Valley Way, Swansea Enterprise Park Swansea SA6 8QP
Salary
Apprenticeship rates
Closing date
28 Oct 2021

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Specialism
Engineering
Sector
Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Undisclosed
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Job Details

About the apprenticeship

Duties

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 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

Additional information

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.

Requirements

Skills

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, 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 Performance Academy commits 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 Stellantis 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
Problem-solving

Qualifications

Age: 16+

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
OCR Nationals
Key Skills Level 2
NVQs
Essential Skills (Wales)
Functional Skills Level 2
Core Skills (Scotland)

Language

Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Qualification:
Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) at Level 3.

About the employer

Day's Fiat Unit 2
Valley Way, Swansea Enterprise Park
Swansea
SA6 8QP

Disability confident

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.

Interview arrangements

TBC

Company

Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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