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Lexus is a world leader in the development of automobile technology. Recognised by the independent authority Clean Green Cars as the manufacturer with the lowest CO2 emissions across our range of petrol and hybrid models we naturally invest in the very best apprenticeships. So if you want to earn while you learn and think you have what it takes to complete one of our Advanced Apprenticeships, either as a Service Technician, Parts Consultant, Customer Service, Body Technician or Paint Technician then read on.

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THE REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME DO VARY SLIGHTLY, BUT AS A RULE YOU WILL NEED TO DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING ATTRIBUTES:

STEP 1

You are interested in the retail motor industry and computers and vehicle technology.

STEP 2

You can work well as part of a team and can communicate well with colleagues and customers.

STEP 3

You are willing to provide excellent service to our customers and are patient and show attention to detail.

STEP 4

You are of suitable academic ability, with passes in GCSE maths, English and Science advisable, and are willing to study hard.

ACADEMY LIFE

MORE DETAILS ON LIFE AS AN APPRENTICE

  • Whether you have a passion for technology and repairing things, or a keen eye for detail and like to strive for perfection a Technical Apprenticeship with Lexus could be the right choice for you.

    VehicleTech

    VEHICLE TECHNICIAN

    DESCRIPTION

    You will learn a combination of theory and practical skills covering all vehicle systems from brakes and suspension to drive train and engine management.

    Lexus Vehicle Technicians carry out a variety of tasks. You will be trained to complete vehicle servicing and maintenance, component overhaul and how to use the latest diagnostic equipment to repair sophisticated electronic vehicle systems.

    (Further information about IMI Apprenticeship Frameworks and IMIAL Qualifications can be found at www.motor.org.uk & www.imiawards.org.uk)

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Vocational Competence Qualification (VCQ) - IMIAL Diploma (previously NVQ) in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence at levels 2 & 3
    • Vocational Related Qualification (VRQ) - Diploma (previously Technical Certificate) in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles at levels 2 & 3
    • Functional Skills - Maths, English and ICT
    • Advanced Apprenticeship Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Certificate
    • TEAM21 - Technician Licence
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    BodyTech

    BODY TECHNICIAN

    DESCRIPTION

    In the body shop you’ll be learning about all types of body repair work whilst getting hands on experience.

    Body technicians repair customers’ vehicles when they have been damaged. Acquiring skills and knowledge, you will learn how to use the latest equipment and body repair techniques to restore even a badly damaged vehicle to original factory condition.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Vocational Competence Qualification (VCQ) - IMIAL Diploma (previously NVQ) in Vehicle Accident Repair - Body Competence at levels 2 & 3
    • Vocational Related Qualification (VRQ) - Diploma (previously Technical Certificate) in Vehicle Accident Repair - Body Principles at levels 2 & 3
    • Functional Skills - Maths, English and ICT
    • Advanced Apprenticeship Framework Certificate in Vehicle Body
    • IMI Accreditation
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    PaintTech

    PAINT TECHNICIAN

    DESCRIPTION

    Here in the paint workshop you’ll be working in state of the art spray booths and mixing rooms.

    Paint Technicians repair customers’ vehicles when they have been damaged. Acquiring skills and knowledge, you will learn how to use the latest equipment and paint techniques to restore even a badly damaged vehicle to original factory condition.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Vocational Competence Qualification (VCQ) - IMIAL Diploma (previously NVQ) in Vehicle Accident Repair - Paint Competence at levels 2 & 3
    • Vocational Related Qualification (VRQ) - Diploma (previously Technical Certificate) in Vehicle Accident Repair - Paint Principles at levels 2 & 3
    • Functional Skills - Maths, English and ICT
    • Advanced Apprenticeship Framework Certificate in Vehicle Paint
    • IMI Accreditation
  • Perhaps you're organised and good with numbers, or maybe you work well under pressure - either way an Advisor Apprenticeship with Lexus will help develop these skills.

    ServiceAdvisor

    SERVICE ADVISOR

    DESCRIPTION

    The Service Advisor co-ordinates the movement of vehicles through the service centre. You will learn to liaise with customers regarding the progress of their vehicle through the centre, act as a link between the customer and service repair team and co-ordinate efficient workshop utilisation.

    (Further information about IMI Apprenticeship Frameworks and IMIAL Qualifications can be found at www.motor.org.uk & www.imiawards.org.uk)

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service
    • Functional Skills - Maths, English and ICT
    • Advanced Apprenticeship Certificate (ICS)
    • Lexus Care Consultant
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    PartsConsultant

    PARTS CONSULTANT

    DESCRIPTION

    A Parts Consultant will co-ordinate all parts ordering and sales to ensure customers and technicians have the parts when they need them. You will learn to use the centres sophisticated computer system to log stock movements and produce orders, liaise with colleagues, deal with customer enquiries, both trade and retail, and develop skills to improve parts sales performance.

    (Further information about IMI Apprenticeship Frameworks and IMIAL Qualifications can be found at www.motor.org.uk & www.imiawards.org.uk)

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Vocational Competence Qualification (VCQ) - IMIAL Diploma (previously NVQ) in Vehicle Parts Operations Competence at levels 3
    • Vocational Related Qualification (VRQ) - IMIAL Diploma (previously Technical Certificate) in Vehicle Parts Operations Principles at levels 3
    • Functional Skills - Maths, English and ICT
    • Advanced Apprenticeship in Vehicle Parts Certificate
    • Lexus Parts Consultant
  • Find out what life is like inside the Lexus Academy.

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    THE ACADEMY CENTRE

    LEXUS APPRENTICESHIPS

    Are designed and delivered by professionals passionate about developing skills and knowledge. With up to 23 weeks, spread over 3 years, of residential training at our Academy in Nottingham, and monitoring and support in your local garage, you should gain sufficient skill and knowledge to be awarded an Advanced Apprenticeship Certificate.

    LEXUS ACADEMY

    We are proud of our Lexus Academy. It is a modern purpose built training facility equipped with the latest training aids and equipment to deliver training across all aspects of the motor vehicles industry.

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    ItCentre

    LIBRARY/IT CENTRE

    Here you’ll find your course books as well as additional information if you want to learn more! You can use the IT centre for additional e-learning or to catch up with the friends and family.

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    TrainingRoom

    TRAINING ROOM

    Theory lessons are delivered in air conditioned fully resourced classrooms equipped with the latest SMART interactive white board.

APPLICATION TIMELINE

SEE THE TYPICAL APPLICATION TIMELINE TO UNDERSTAND WHEN THE ACADEMY RECRUITMENT PROCESS BEGINS, WHEN YOU ARE LIKELY TO START WORK AND WHEN YOUR TRAINING AT THE ACADEMY MIGHT BEGIN.

MONTH MILESTONES
January Introductory Letter sent to Centre Network.
February Centre confirms apprentice requirements.
March Lexus Academy confirms to Centre that recruitment process has started.
April - June The Academy considers all applications, begins the selection process and recommends candidates to the centres.
July The centre selects the most suitable candidate and makes offer of employment.
August Apprentice commences work at centre.
September Apprenticeship programmes begin at the Lexus Academy.
October - December Academy training continues with visiting assessor support at work.

LEXUS ACADEMY Q&A'S

SOME OF THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS WE GET ASKED ABOUT
THE LEXUS ACADEMY

Apprentices usually stay nearby in the Park Inn, Nottingham. If you live locally you'll have the option of travelling from home each day.

Our five apprenticeships are Advanced Apprenticeships and cover Parts Consultant, Service Advisor, Body Technician, Paint Technician and Service Technician. The professional qualifications vary depending on the apprenticeship you take and further details can be found above in the 'Academy Life' section.

You'll be employed at a local dealership to get practical experience of the motor trade and to work towards your qualification. You'll also attend training blocks at the Academy in Nottingham to further your theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Each apprentice is mentored by a Trainer and an Assessor.

You will be paid a minimum of £3.30 per hour. If you work a normal 40 hour week you will be paid at least £132 each week during your first year.

You will have to be employed by a centre before you can join the Apprentice Academy. The Academy has a recruitment section on the website, where as a prospective apprentice you can fill out an application form on the site and if there are vacancies in their area, we will let you know about the vacancy. You could also ask the local centre to see if they have any vacancies or view their website.

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