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Apprentice Vehicle / PDI Technician

Employer
Welsh Government
Location
The Trade Centre Wales Abercynon Road Cilfynydd Abercynon CF466ST
Salary
Apprenticeship rates
Closing date
5 Feb 2022

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

About the apprenticeship

Duties

The Trade Centre UK are now recruiting for an Apprentice Vehicle / PDI Technician for the fastest growing brand in the automotive sector. The region's most successful used car supermarket is looking for a thorough, focused and keen apprentice to work in a dynamic team environment.

Established in 1999 and with over 700 employees across the Trade Centre Wales and Trade Centre UK showrooms, we pride ourselves on offering our employees a highly competitive package. With exciting career progression, multiple industry training opportunities, and outstanding benefits, we are looking to recruit top quality, hardworking team members.

The role:

Job shadowing to learn how to carry out full pre-delivery inspection on all vehicles
Diagnosing and find faulting on a wide variety of vehicles
Completing inspections to the highest standard as experience develops and responsibilities increase
A dynamic, varied role in a state of the art facility
Any other tasks as required whilst maintaining compliance with H&S policies/procedures and all SOPs

Whilst in full-time employment you will undertake the following qualifications:

VCQ Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Competence
VRQ Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles (Motor Vehicle 4270/4290 Series)
Essential Skills in Application of Number, Communication and Digital Literacy

Additional information

Before applying for this position please ensure you are able to travel to and from the place of employment in Mt Ash and to the XR Training Centre in Pyle once a week. You will be employed full-time as an apprentice by this company based in Mt Ash. You will be enrolled onto a level 2 foundation apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Maintenance.

Requirements

Skills

Across our showrooms, we have a wide range of dynamic teams who each bring their own strengths and personalities to the table, helping us to drive our business forward. To give back to our employees and create a culture we are proud of, we offer plenty of perks and company activities.

Professional perks include:
Discounted car buying scheme
Financial wellbeing support and resources
Mental health support and resources
Cycle to work scheme
Free eye tests and discounted glasses
Discounted shopping portal
Team building activities
Charity fundraising events
Free on-site parking
Rest break rooms

Qualifications

No minimum grade requirements.

Language

Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Qualification:
Foundation Apprenticeship in Light Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

About the employer

The Trade Centre Wales Abercynon Road
Cilfynydd
Abercynon
CF466ST

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

Interview to take place at employers premises - XR Training will be in touch to organise this.

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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