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- Hatfield, UK
- Full-time employment
- Posted on 06 Sep, 2018
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- £ 7.83 per hour
LIGHT VEHICLE MAINTENANCE & REPAIR APPRENTICESHIP
Peuegot Citroën 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 Peugeot Citroen.
This exciting Intensive 15 month Apprenticeship Programme is ideal for someone who is looking for the opportunity to becoming a qualified Service Technician and who wants to develop a long term career with an ambitious automotive brand.
IMPORTANT: This is an intensive programme that is suitable for candidates that possess existing automotive maintenance and repair experience and who meet the entry requirements defined below.
THE ROLE OF A LIGHT VEHICLE SERVICE TECHNICIAN
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 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
Our Apprenticeship Programme is an excellent way of ensuring we have high quality people working within our Dealer Network. We're looking for ambitious and hardworking candidates ready to take ownership of their development, work hard to achieve their potential and grow with an ambitious employer.
This is a unique opportunity for someone looking to commit to an intensive 15 month course for a nationally recognised qualification, Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) at Level 3.
All of our Apprentices are employed through the Dealer Network and attend week long block training every month at out state of the art Training Centre in Coventry.
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.
A typical working week could be 40 hours Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm, however each of our Dealers will have different requirements.
SKILLS & PERSONAL QUALITIES
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 Peugeot Citroen DS 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 Peugeot Citroen DS 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 at Peugeot Citroen DS and will be assessed throughout the application process.
- Willingness to learn
- Team working/working with others
- Motivation for the role/automotive and engineering interest
- Personal responsibility and career ownership
- Problem solving
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.
Prior Attainment: Eligible applicants must have a minimum 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
- Essential Skills (Wales)
- Functional Skills Level 2
- Core Skills (Scotland)
Your application will be assessed by the Recruitment & Selection Team against the Entry Requirements specified for the role.
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 end of July - beginning of August. This may extend to a second interview and in some cases a working trial.
Expected start date is 3rd September.
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