• 09/08/2024
  • £13,312 based on a 40 hour week
  • Apprenticeship - Level 3
  • Martland Park Challenge Way Wigan Lancashire WN5 0LD
SEAT Service Technician/Mechanic Apprentice - Johnsons SEAT Wigan - Job Ref: 10310

At SEAT, there is nothing more important than our people. Their enthusiasm, commitment and skills are the dynamic force behind SEAT cars. Our people drive the innovation and technology, style, and design in everything that we do.

We are looking to enthusiastic and passionate people to join our team working as apprentices in our retail network and drive their career forward with us.

Service Technician/Mechanic Apprenticeship Role

The Service department is vital to the success of our business. From right first-time fixes, to delivering excellent customer service, our Service Technicians/Mechanics play a pivotal role in delighting our customers and encouraging their continued loyalty. 

Every day is different within the Service department. As a Service Technician/Mechanic apprentice, some of your duties will include:

  • Use of diagnostic equipment to identify vehicle faults.
  • Testing of parts and systems to ensure correct working.
  • Following checklists to ensure all critical parts of vehicles are examined.
  • Carrying out bumper to bumper overview, service, and inspection.
  • Maintenance of electronic systems including on board entertainment systems.
  • Undertaking repair and maintenance of vehicle parts including clutches, gearboxes, tyres, brakes, and suspension. 
  • Completion of legible and accurate paperwork for the customers and centres records.
  • Maintenance of a clean and tidy work environment.

You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of products including traditional, hybrid and electronic engines. From heritage vehicles to leading edge modern technology, our range will provide you with a varied technical training experience to build your skills as a Service Technician/Mechanic.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join our team and embark on a long term career, with excellent earning and progression opportunities once you complete your apprenticeship.

Training provided:

Training will be delivered using a combination of virtual classroom remote learning and face-to-face block release weeks at our state-of-the-art training centre.

Our expert trainers will guide you through the training programme using a combination of e-learning, classroom learning and practical application.

In the workplace, your personal, dedicated mentor will support your continued learning as you apply the skills and knowledge you have gained through the remote sessions and at the Volkswagen Group National Learning Centre.

This is a fully rounded training experience where you will build life skills that last and gain both apprenticeship qualifications and brand certifications. As an apprentice, you will also have the opportunity to attend Outward Bound, a personal development week which supports with developing resilience, confidence, and teamwork skills.

On successful completion of the three year programme, you will receive the following:

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle)
  • Certificate in Automotive Refrigerant Handling
  • Brand specific certifications

Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales: Framework

  • Level 2, progressing to Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (VRQ)
  • Level 2, progressing to Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (VCQ)
  • Certificate in Automotive Refrigerant Handling
  • Brand specific certifications

Desired skills

Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate skills in logic and problem solving. You should be someone who pays attention to detail and is committed to completing this three year training programme.

We are looking for people who are passionate about our industry and our brand. Some of the personal skills that you should think about showing us in your application are:

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Teamwork
  • Strong communication
  • Customer Service
  • Interest in vehicle engineering

Future prospects

Volkswagen Group (VWG) is one of the UK’s largest car retailers encompassing premium brands such as Audi, Bentley, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen, TPS, Volkswagen Group Paint and Body and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. This network of retailers spans the UK, providing a wide range of career opportunities.

Once your apprenticeship is complete, you will continue your learning journey and you will have the opportunity drive your career forward. Some of our apprentices have gone on to become team leaders and managers within the retail network or even joined our team at Head Office in Milton Keynes.

Minimum entry requirements

GCSE grades 9 – 4 (A – C) or equivalent in English, Maths and Science.

In Scotland, applicants must have or be predicted to achieve Scottish National 5 Grades A – C or above in English, Maths and either a Science or Technical subject.  

'Equivalent' grades include:

  • BTEC first diplomas and certificates
  • OCR Nationals
  • Key Skills Level 2
  • NVQs
  • Essential Skills (Wales)
  • Functional Skills Level 2
  • Core Skills (Scotland)

We accept predicted grades and conditional offers can be made based on predicted grades.

Please note:

As part of our commitment to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, all applications are automatically anonymised by our recruitment system. This is with the aim of realising our ambition to have a workforce that is reflective of the community we serve and eliminating unconscious bias, allowing employees to be appointed based on their talent, skills, and experiences regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic.

Please do not contact the retailer directly. Inspiro Learning carry out the full recruitment service for this employer. Due to the high number of applications, we cannot provide a timescale on when you are likely to receive a response. As most of our roles are recruited for on an ongoing basis, we will contact you if you are successful at progressing to the next step. It is not possible for us to contact every applicant individually. If you have not heard back on a specific vacancy but find another opportunity that is of interest to you, we welcome an additional application. 

Job Ref: 10310

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