Barnes Group SEAT Canterbury Service Technician Apprentice

Apply From: 14th of August 2019
Application Deadline: 30th of September 2019
Salary: £3.90 per hour
Start Date: 14th of October 2019

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At SEAT, there is nothing more important than our people. Their enthusiasm, commitment and skills are the dynamic force behind SEAT cars. Our people drive the innovation and technology, style and design in everything that we do.

We are looking to enthusiastic and passionate people to join our team working as apprentices in our retail network and drive their career forward with us.

The Service department is vital to the success of our business. From right first time fixes, to delivering excellent customer service, our Service Technicians play a pivotal role in delighting our customers and encouraging their continued loyalty.

Every day is different within the Service department. As a Service Technician Apprentice, some of your duties will include:

  • Use of diagnostic equipment to identify vehicle faults
  • Testing of parts and systems to ensure correct working
  • Following checklists to ensure all critical parts of vehicles are examined
  • Carrying out bumper to bumper overview, service and inspection
  • Maintenance of electronic systems including on board entertainment systems
  • Undertaking repair and maintenance of vehicle parts including clutches, gearboxes, tyres, brakes and suspension
  • Completion of legible and accurate paperwork for the customers and centres records
  • Maintenance of a clean and tidy work environment

You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of products including traditional, hybrid and electronic engines. From heritage vehicles to leading edge modern technology, our range will provide you with a varied technical training experience to build your skills as a Service Technician.

Training provided:

Training will be delivered over a number of block release weeks at the National Learning Centre in Milton Keynes. Accommodation and transport will be provided as required.

Here, our expert trainers will guide you through the training programme using a combination of e-learning, classroom learning and practical application. You will learn in fully equipped workshops using a range of vehicles that are specific to your brand.

When you return to your workplace, your personal, dedicated mentor will support your continued learning as you apply the skills and knowledge you have gained at the Learning Centre.

This is a fully rounded training experience where you will build life skills that last and gain both Apprenticeship qualifications and brand standard certifications.

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

  • 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

Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate skills in logic and problem solving. You should be someone who pays attention to detail and is committed to completing this three year training programme.

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

Future prospects

Volkswagen Group (VWG) is one of the UK’s largest car retailers encompassing premium brands such as Audi, Bentley, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen, Trade Parts Specialists, Volkswagen Paint and Body and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. This network of retailers spans the UK, providing a wide range of career opportunities.

Once your apprenticeship is complete, you will continue your learning journey and you will have the opportunity drive your career forward. Some of our apprentices have gone on to become team leaders and managers within the retail network or even joined our team at Head Office in Milton Keynes.

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)

Please note:

Please do not contact the retailer. Babcock Training are the main point of contact for this opportunity and carry out the full recruitment service for this employer. Approaching the retailer directly will not always help your application.

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