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. Waylands 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 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 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 guidelines
Repairing and replacing faulty parts and components
Advising the Service Receptionists about required repairs
Producing time estimates
Maintaining repair and service records
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. We'll support you to understand the working hours during the recruitment process.
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.
We will support you to gain your Functional Skills if you require them in Maths and English.
All of our Apprentices are employed attend week-long block training at our 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 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 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. 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 Volvo and will be assessed throughout the application process.
Willingness to learn
Team working/working with others
The motivation for the role/automotive and engineering interest
Personal responsibility and career ownership
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 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
Key Skills Level 2
Essential Skills (Wales)
Functional Skills Level 2
Core Skills (Scotland)