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Apprentice Motorcycle Technician - Suzuki - London

  • BMG Scooters Ltd
  • London, Greater London
  • £5.28 per hour

Do you want to work on one the automotive industries most diverse and exciting model ranges? As Suzuki strives for innovation that excites, our motorcycle technicians are working on models at the leading edge of automotive design. We are looking for Apprentice technicians that share our passion for automotive technology and our belief in service excellence.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £5.28 p/h
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    3 Years

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Motorcycle technician (repair and maintenance) (ST0376)
  • Employer
    BMG Scooters Ltd


Please bear in mind before you apply that this role requires a high level of dedication and commitment from the successful applicant.

There is an expectation that you will complete assessments, revision, off the job training and keep up to date with logging work in your own time.

What is an apprenticeship? An apprenticeship is a job with training. Through your apprenticeship, you will gain the technical knowledge, practical experience and wider skills and behaviours you need for your immediate job and future career.

These skills and behaviours are gained through formal off-the-job training and the opportunity to practice these new skills in a real work environment.

As a Suzuki Dealer, we ensure that no-one is better qualified to look after our motorcycles. Our Apprentice Technicians will be trained to manufacturer standards and have access to regular support and technical information.

Within the dealership, we utilise the latest diagnostic technology, tools, and best practice processes so you can offer our customers the very best assistance with their service or repair. You will be responsible for the diagnosis, repair, and service of the full range of Suzuki motorcycles.

Key Duties:

· Undertake the timely repair and servicing of customer motorcycles in accordance with the brands technical standards.

· Conduct full examinations of motorcycles and identify non-routine defects, or additional faults either in the workshop or during road tests.

· Undertake Vehicle Health Checks

· Work closely with the service team and ensuring they are kept informed of the progress of work on customer motorcycles and they are fully briefed on work completed.

Discuss technical issues/works with directly customers when requested.

· Provide a knowledgeable, courteous, responsive, and efficient service to all workshop customers, personifying the brand.

· Obtain appropriate authorisation if additional work is required on a motorcycle.

· Build and maintain a high level of technical competence for diagnosing and servicing motorcycles and utilise regular training and support information provided by Suzuki

· Offer technical advice and support to workshop apprentices when requested by a Master Technician.

· Be open to try new methods of work designed to improve efficiency.

Full training will be provided by senior technicians, management and a dedicated mentor.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Robert Bosch Ltd on 0115 9380223 (Ref ID: 241931)

No specific skills are required, however an interest in a career in the automotive industry/motorcycles is essential.
GCSEs grades 4 – 9 (A* - C) or Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English (If you do not have the required qualifications for this apprenticeship unfortunately your application will be rejected and you will not be contacted)If you do not list or have the required qualifications your application will be rejected and you will not be contacted.
This is a Motorcycle Technician Apprenticeship, delivered by Robert Bosch Ltd.

Off the job training is enabled in the workplace and is also delivered on a block release basis at the Training Centre in Doncaster.

This means your residential based training will be delivered away from home and you will be required to stay in a hotel for separate training blocks over the 3 year duration of the course.

All associated costs for training are met by the employer/the programme and there will be no cost to yourself/your parents or guardians.

Support will be provided by the workplace mentor and by your dedicated trainer. Your programme of study will enable you to have the required knowledge, skills & behaviours to achieve your:-

Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) Level 3

Apprenticeship standard- Functional Skills in English & Maths Level 2 (if required)

  • Possess good communication skills with the ability to explain technical information to colleagues and customers accurately and concisely.
  • Passionate about the industry, and committed to the development of your technical knowledge and skills.
  • Customer focused, able to keep customers experience and safety in mind throughout the service or diagnosis and repair
  • Team Player – assist other technicians when workshop is under pressure, and take ownership of any safety issues you identify in the workshop.
  • Thorough and able to work with defined processes and guidelines.
  • Quality focused with first time fix mentality.
  • Honest with high levels of integrity
Possibility of a permanent role on successful completion of the apprenticeship

Candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible as the employer will start to interview when applications are received. This may mean the vacancy may close before the date advertised. If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, or experience any difficulties when applying, please contact Charlotte Whaley on 01159380223, option 1. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £5.28 as of 1st April 2023. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

Gearing up for a career in the automotive industry? Get the low-down on becoming a Suzuki apprentice

If you’re fired up about forging an exciting career in the automotive industry, joining Suzuki’s Apprenticeship Programme is a decision that instinctively makes sense. We’ll give you the opportunity to get your life into gear. Top gear, that is.

Training on the Suzuki Apprenticeship Programme is geared around hands-on practical experience. This will be a fantastic opportunity to improve your long term career prospects, whether you are starting out in your first job, or progressing at work. Whoever you are, whatever your background or circumstances - if you want to start your career in the automotive industry an apprenticeship is a great place to start.

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