Service Technician






South East



Vacancy Description

The role of a technician in a Jaguar retailer has changed considerably in the last few years. With cars that use some of the most advanced technology in the world, the ability to service and maintain high performance vehicles has required a new breed of technician. Working in a team, the ability to carefully manage customer expectations through service and repair works is as important as repairing vehicles right first time.

The Apprentice Programme prepares technicians for the future with underpinning traditional values and skills, whilst ensuring industry leading standards are achieved. Technicians will enjoy working on award winning cars and will receive Academy training as well as coaching and mentoring in the workplace.

So what is a Light Vehicle Service Technician?

The apprenticeship is geared toward training the right candidate to become a fully-fledged Light Vehicle Service Technician. But what does a Light Vehicle Service Technician actually do?
The Light Vehicle Service Technician role varies slightly by employer based upon the specific needs to the location. The below explanation is therefore a guide to support you in understanding what the role might entail.

Light Vehicle Service Technicians service and repair vehicles such as cars, and vans up to 3.5 tonnes. Technicians 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 light vehicle service technician 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


Working Week

Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm 40 hrs/week

Learning Provider Description

From the sophisticated luxury of Jaguar to the adventurous spirit of Land Rover, it’s not just our cars that go through extensive tests and challenges to help them reach their full potential.
Our Apprenticeship schemes are an excellent way of ensuring we have high quality trades people in place to support the creation of our future Jaguars and Land Rovers.
The course lasts from 24 months for the Level 2 and then another 12 months for the Level 3. You will achieve over this time a NVQ and a VRQ and we will help you gain your key skills if you require them at Level 2 and Level 3 in Maths, English and ICT.

All of our Apprentices are employed through the retailer network and attend week long block training at one of our state-of-the-art Academies in either Warwick, Ruddington (Nottinghamshire) or Halewood (Liverpool).

Qualification & Expected Duration

Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance: 24 months
Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance: 12 months

Skills Required

To be part of an exciting team, you will be expected to have a passion for cars, good problem solving and practical skills. Once on-board, you will be expected to be an integral part of a workshop team in helping to achieve tight deadlines through thriving on using IT and practical skills.

If you believe that you have the passion and enthusiasm to work within our retailer network, represent a prestigious brand and also want to provide customers with an outstanding experience, then please apply.

Qualifications Required

GCSE grade A – C in Maths, English and Science (or equivalent). This will be checked.

Personal Qualities

You will need to evidence a passion for the motor industry, be hard working with a keen interest to learn new skills.

Important Other Information

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group and appointment will be based on merit alone. Being committed to equal opportunities, if you have a disability please state this during the application process. Measures will be put in place to support you through your application and apprenticeship journey.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is 3.40 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The Wage for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

Employer Description

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturing business, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-terrain vehicles and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques.
Under the ownership of Tata Motors Limited, Jaguar Land Rover is transforming its business to realise the full potential of its brands and deliver profitable results. Driving the business is a world-class team of 32,000 people globally. In addition we support more than 210,000 UK jobs through the supply chain, retailer network and wider economy.

All of our cars are engineered and designed in Britain and while we have ambitious plans for global growth, the heart of the business remains in the UK. We have invested billions of pounds in our state-of-the-art production, research and development facilities. In fact, Jaguar Land Rover is the biggest UK investor in R&D in the manufacturing sector – ahead of British Aerospace and Rolls-Royce – and in the global top 100 for R&D spend. This investment, along with our on-going support of local communities and encouragement to get young people to seek jobs in engineering has led to Jaguar Land Rover winning the Responsible Business of the Year Award – an accolade we take great pride in achieving.

Future Prospects

Various opportunities for progression within the company for the right person. Training beyond the Level 3 apprenticeship qualification is also available. Specific opportunities should be discussed with the employer and the recruiter. For more information, please contact Kirsty Mckinlay on 07899 075721.

What happens next?

If you are successful in your application, you will be contacted either by phone or email to discuss your application in more detail.

Unfortunately if your application is unsuccessful, due to the large number of applications that we receive, we cannot commit to informing you of our decision. We are happy however to respond to email queries and calls if you would like feedback on your application.

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