Autocare Apprentice (St Austell)

  • HiQ Tyres & Autocare
  • St Austell , Cornwall
  • £6.40 per hour

Supporting HiQ means supporting local businesses and communities. We use a franchise system, and many of our 100+ centres is run by a local crew. Our network of experienced, trustworthy experts are the heart of our business, proudly flying the HiQ flag in their local area. We have an exciting opportunity to recruit an apprentice for our Truro and St Austell branches.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    244932
  • Wages
    £6.40 p/h
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    10/01/2024
  • Start Date
    18/03/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    33 Months

  • Location
    St Austell
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Automotive
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Autocare technician (ST0499)
  • Employer
    HiQ Tyres & Autocare

Description

The job is based on site in our TRURO/ST AUSTELL Branches duties will include daily tyre fitting assisting technicians with basic mechanical repairs and mot repairs.

An Autocare Technician carries out a range of services and repairs to cars, car derived vans and light goods vehicles, working with HiQ and Truro and Penwith College as an Apprentice.

An Auto-care Technician requires a unique combination of technical, retail and customer service skills. They will use a range of tools, measuring and diagnostic equipment to identify & repair simple system faults.


For more information about this vacancy please contact Truro and Penwith College on 01872 305500 (Ref ID: 244932)

Company website : https://www.hiqonline.co.uk/

  • Good time management
  • Interest in the Motor Industry
  • Excellent customer service

Essential:

  • Grade 2 GCSE (E) or above in English and Maths.

Desirable:

  • Level 1 in Motor Vehicle

Knowledge

• Tyre legislation and technical information including EU Tyre labelling, Tyre Pressure Monitoring systems, sidewall markings, homologated fitments relating to cars, car derived vans and light goods vehicles.

• Fundamentals of specific vehicle systems including steering & suspension, braking systems, battery & charging systems, exhaust systems and Air-Conditioning systems.

• Vehicle 4-wheel geometry principles.

• Basic consumer legislation relevant to the occupation.

• Appropriate Health & Safety legislation and requirements for the workplace.

• Hybrid/Electric Vehicle system and safe working procedures.

• Data protection requirements to protect customer and payment information.

• General sales principles including, identifying customer & vehicle needs, presenting solutions, closing the sale, and dealing with buying resistance.

• How the business works and how you contribute to the overall results, demonstrating commercial awareness.

• How to carry out vehicle safety inspections and routine maintenance using manufacturers specifications or approved schedules, using vehicle specific data and meeting legal requirements.

• The importance of following workplace procedures and the consequences of not doing so.


Skills

• Contribute to maintaining a healthy and safe workplace, including the maintenance of key equipment, and carrying out general housekeeping.

• Carry out stock procedures including dealing with routine stock deliveries, placing stock into storage, carrying out stock rotation duties and ordering parts for customers following company procedures.

• Carry out vehicle safety inspections and routine maintenance in line with manufactures specifications or approved schedules, company procedures and complete approved documentation.

• Make recommendations to customers based on the results of inspections, ensuring that sales recommendations are accurate and fully costed, are always ethical and in the best interests of the customer, using language that is transparent and avoids jargon.

• Carry out replacement/repair and balancing of a range of light vehicle tyres, including ultra-low profile, directional, asymmetric, and run-flat tyres fitted to a range of wheel sizes and types.

• Carry out the replacement of components on a specific range of vehicle systems including Steering & Suspension, Braking systems, Battery & Charging systems, exhaust systems and Air-Conditioning systems.

• Carry out 4-wheel Geometry operations including adjustments on a range of vehicles with different suspension and steering systems.

• Use a range of specialist tools & quipment, mechanical & electrical measuring tools and diagnostic equipment to support fault identification and repair.

• Identify & procure correct parts to meet specific customer requirements.

• Access vehicle technical data to inform inspections and make judgements on wear and serviceability.

• Deal with and resolve low-level customer complaints.

• Communicate effectively with customers, suppliers, and colleagues.

• Use specific company IT systems within the workplace, including Point-of-sale systems and hand-held devices.


Behaviours

• Act in a manner that promotes the professional image of the automotive sector.

• Communicate effectively with colleagues and customers on a range of topics including drawing out information to support identification of customer and vehicle needs, making clear recommendations to customers and overcoming objections/concerns.

• Behave in accordance with company values, industry codes of conduct and demonstrate respect for customers and colleagues. Be always courteous and respond quickly to requests/requirements using effective communication skills to win trust and ensure an excellent experience.

• Work as an effective team member taking responsibility for their own actions, being honest and accountable when issues arise, and things don’t go as planned.

• Commit to learning to improve your own performance and that of the business. Work in an organised way to ensure work is carried out in an effective and efficient manner.


  • Enthusiastic
  • Passionate about the Motor Trade
  • Punctual
  • Keen to learn
Possibility of a long term career with the company.

  • Possibility of starting the Apprenticeship at a Level 3, to be determined at College interview.
  • Working Times: 08:30 - 17:30
  • Monday to Friday

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