Service Technician Apprenticeship

At FG Barnes SEAT in Maidstone, Kent

FG Barnes is a family-owned company established since 1899 and have locations in Guildford, Maidstone, Canterbury & Shoreham representing Vauxhall, Nissan, Fiat, Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, MG, SEAT, CUPRA and DAF Brands. As part of our continued growth plans, we are looking to expand our team further by recruiting a Service Technician Apprentice to join our team at our SEAT Maidstone site.

JOB PURPOSE

The role of a Vehicle Service Technician is to maintain, service and repair vehicles to a consistently high standard.

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 TECHNICIAN

The apprenticeship is geared toward training the next generation of Light Vehicle Service Technicians. But what does the role involve?

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

YOUR DEVELOPMENT

Our Apprenticeship Programme is an excellent way of ensuring we have high-quality people working within our Dealer Network. We’re 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 you’ll achieve 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.

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.

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Willingness to learn
  • Team working/working with others
  • The motivation for the role/automotive and engineering interest
  • Personal responsibility and career ownership
  • Problem-solving

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Age: 16+
  • Prior Attainment: GCSE (or equivalent) grade A*-C or 9-4 in Maths and English. Predicated grades are accepted.
  • ‘Equivalent’ grades include:
  • BTEC first diplomas and certificates
  • OCR Nationals
  • Key Skills Level 2
  • NVQs
  • Functional Skills Level 2

WEEKLY WAGE

  • £172.00

WORKING WEEK

  • Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00
  • Total hours per week 40.00

Ref: SerTecAppSEAT

Working Hours Full Time
Location FG Barnes SEAT Maidstone
Salary £172 per week
Benefits On-the-job training Future career development opportunities
Closing Date 16/06/2022
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