Communication Skills, Organisational Skills, Vehicle Maintenance, Willingness to learn
LIGHT VEHICLE MAINTENANCE & REPAIR APPRENTICESHIP** Volvo Apprenticeship Programme **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 Volvo.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.THE ROLE OF A LIGHT VEHICLE SERVICE TECHNICIANThe Apprenticeship is geared toward training the next generation of Light Vehicle Service Technicians. But what does the role involveThe 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 guidelinesRepairing and replacing faulty parts and componentsAdvising the Service Receptionists about required repairsProducing time estimatesMaintaining repair and service records WORKING WEEKA typical working week could be 40 hours Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm, however, each of our Dealers 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. Well support you to understand the working hours during the recruitment process.YOUR DEVELOPMENTOur Apprenticeship Programme is an excellent way of ensuring we have high-quality people working within our Dealer Network. Were 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 youll achieve a nationally recognised qualification; Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) at Level 3.We will support you to gain your Functional Skills if you require them in Maths and English.All of our Apprentices are employed through the Dealer Network and attend week long block training at out state of the art Training Centre in Daventry.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.SKILLS & PERSONAL QUALITIESAll of our opportunities receive a really good response and so were looking for you to demonstrate why you stand out from the crowd. Were 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 Volvo 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 Volvo apprentices, its as much about attitude as it is about vocational and academic success. Thats why in addition to the qualifications we require from you, well 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 at Volvo and will be assessed throughout the application process. Willingness to learnTeam working/working with othersThe motivation for the role/automotive and engineering interestPersonal responsibility and career ownershipProblem-solving FUTURE PROSPECTSThere 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 thats 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.ENTRY REQUIREMENTSAge: 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 certificatesOCR NationalsKey Skills Level 2NVQsEssential Skills (Wales)Functional Skills Level 2Core Skills (Scotland) APPLICATION PROCESSYour application will be assessed by the Recruitment & Selection Team against the Entry Requirements specified for the role. We aim to update you on the status of your application within no more than 5 working days.If you are successful in your application you will be invited to participate in a short telephone interview. Candidates are then shortlisted again and will be asked to complete a range of web-based assessments appropriate to the role that you have applied for.Finally, candidates are invited to meet with their local Dealer in the form of a face-to-face interview. This may extend to a second interview and in some cases a working trial.More information will be shared with candidates as a part of the process. Feedback is made available to candidates at each stage.
Required skills Communication Skills Organisational Skills Vehicle Maintenance Willingness to learn