Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Apprenticeship Programme

Posted: 21st of March 2019 by Parisha Mistry

What is a Service Technician?

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.

FCA Technicians are equipped with the latest technology, in pristine environments. You will be servicing and maintaining the latest FCA Products.

To thrive as a Service Technician with FCA the apprentice will need to be a logical problem solver with an enthusiasm for advancing technical developments in modern day vehicles.

The Apprenticeship Programme

The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Apprenticeship Programme has vacancies available across the UK for a Service Technician Apprentice to join the business in one of our state-of-the-art retailers.

Training Provided

Over the three years of your apprenticeship you will receive both on-the-job and off-the-job training which will give you the technical and personal skills you need to be successful in your apprenticeship.

Off-the-job training is delivered at one of our state of the art training centres where you will have access to expert trainers and the latest vehicles and equipment. We will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to apply in your workplace.

Once you are back at your workshop, you will be supported by your own personal mentor who will be an experienced, trained member of the team. They will guide you while you apply the training you received at the academy.

You will also be supported by your dedicated Vocational Learning Advisor who will help you to reach the milestones needed to successfully complete your apprenticeship journey.

On successful completion of the three year programme you will receive:

England: Apprentice standard

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle)
  • Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling (EC842-2006)
  • Brand specific certifications

Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales: Framework

  • Level 2, progressing to Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (VRQ)
  • Level 2, progressing to Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (VCQ)
  • Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling (EC842-2006)
  • 2 x Apprenticeship Completion Certificates  (at L2 & L3)
  • Level 2 Award in Employment Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Brand specific certifications

Desired skills

We will provide the technical training you need to succeed in your apprenticeship. In return you need to be committed to completing this three year programme.

Our ideal Service Technician Apprentice will be a logical problem solver with an interest in engineering and technology.

We are looking for people who are passionate about our industry and our brand. Some of the personal skills that you should think about showing us in your application are:

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Teamwork
  • Strong communication
  • Customer Service
  • Interest in vehicle engineering

Minimum entry requirements

GCSE grades A – C (new grades 9 – 4) or equivalent in English, Maths and Science.

In Scotland, applicants must have or be predicted to achieve National 4 or above in English, 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)

Future Prospects

FCA is a global organisation operating in more than 140 over 14 commercial brands. The opportunities are endless as part of our team.

We invest in our people and believe in talent management. You can look to develop within your dealership or within the wider FCA group.

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