Inchcape Jaguar Land Rover Chester Service Technician Apprenticeship

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JLR is the UK's largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques. The company employs almost 38,000 people globally and supports around 275,000 more through our retailers, suppliers, and local businesses.

We recognise the importance in identifying talented people to become the next generation of professional retail employees and help us achieve our ambitious growth plans. We are looking for people who share our passion to join our highly successful retail apprenticeship programme.

Our apprenticeship is geared toward training the next generation of fully-fledged Service Technicians/Mechanics. But what does a Service Technician/Mechanic do?

Service Technicians/Mechanics service and repair light vehicles such as cars up to 3.5 tonnes. Service Technicians/Mechanics 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 Service Technician/Mechanic 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.

Please note, the Service Technician/Mechanic role varies slightly by employer based upon the specific needs within the location.

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

As well as employment in our retailer, you will be given the training and support you need to develop both personally and professionally.

Using a combination of classroom-based training, e-learning, practical training, and application of learning, you will be guided by your trainers and personal mentor along the road to success.

This apprenticeship combines off-the-job training with on-the-job learning, and you will be supported every step of the way. On successful completion of the three year programme, you will receive:

England: Apprentice standard

· Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle)

· Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling (EC842-2006)

· JLR 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)

· Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling (EC842-2006)

· 2 x Apprenticeship Completion Certificates (at L2 & L3)

· Level 2 Award in Employment Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)

· JLR specific certifications

Desired skills

We are looking for people with an interest in engineering and technology to thrive in this role. While full technical training will be provided, desired skills include problem solving, attention to detail and an aptitude for applied logic.

Application numbers for the JLR retail apprenticeship programme are high 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. Key personal skills to demonstrate include:

· A willingness to learn

· Teamwork

· Engineering interest

· Quality focus

· Personal responsibility and resilience

Minimum entry requirements

GCSE grades 9 – 4 (A – C) or equivalent in English, Maths and two other subjects are required.

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.

Future Prospects

There are lots of opportunities to develop your career within our expanding retail network. Your early development is carefully mapped through your apprenticeship journey with your learning focused toward achieving an industry recognised qualification. Embedded within your training are the JLR global training materials.

At the end of your apprenticeship programme, you'll undertake the JLR Level 2 assessment, the first step on the JLR internal learner journey. This is the grounding for your future development within the network and our Learner Management System, Excellence will guide you through your short, medium, and long term career path.

Further notes

We understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all backgrounds, especially underrepresented groups such as female applicants or applicants from ethnic minorities.

Please do not contact the retailer. Inspiro Learning are the main point of contact for this vacancy and carry out the full recruitment service for the JLR network. Approaching the retailer directly will not always help your application.

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 Types: Full-time, Apprenticeship

Pay: From £7.14 per hour


  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • English not required


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability


  • Driving Licence (preferred)

Work Location: In person

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