Autocare Apprentice

  • Kernow Kars Ltd
  • Penryn, Cornwall
  • £6.40 per hour

We are a small, close team that works for each other and we are looking to recruit a new member for a long term position. If you want to join a successful, fun, hard-working team then please apply.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    247450
  • Wages
    £6.40 p/h
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
    06/03/2024
  • Start Date
    13/05/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    33 Months

  • Location
    Penryn
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Automotive
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Autocare technician (ST0499)
  • Employer
    Kernow Kars Ltd

Description

As an apprentice Mechanic you will join a busy, experienced team, in the repair, maintenance and diagnostics of a range of vehicles and marques at an established local firm. You will have the support of level 3 qualified and master technicians, as well as the responsibility to carry out your own work and develop your skills in a practical manner, at a pace that is appropriate to you.


By joining an independent dealer you will have the opportunity to have the broadest based training possible and the ability to take on more responsibility much earlier in your training process should you wish.


The responsibilities of the role will be led by your skills and willingness to develop. Initially this will revolve around learning the workings of a busy workshop, tool and space management as well as observations and practical tasks where you are asked to test what you have learned.


You will be supervised by the team generally but directly by an engineer who came through the apprenticeship programme 10 years ago and is level 3 qualified. We have team members that have been through the apprenticeship programme and are still with us today; so we know the hands-on support that can be required.


Once established, your responsibilities will increase, with access to more advanced work and areas such as diagnostics led by our master technician of 25 years experience.


What we expect of you is that you are punctual, enthusiastic to learn and willing to have a go. You will also be encouraged to ask questions, raise any issues and ask for help whenever you need to.


For more information about this vacancy please contact Truro and Penwith College on 01872 305500 (Ref ID: 247450)

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

  • Inter-personal
  • Teamwork.
  • Interest in the Motor Industry


ESSENTIAL:

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


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.


  • Punctuality
  • Enthusiasm
  • Desire to learn


Possibility of a long term career with the company.

  • Monday to Friday, 9.30am-6pm
  • Pension scheme
  • Salary review on age/time served

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