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Our Advanced Apprenticeship Programme

Gearing up for a career in the automotive industry? Get the low-down on becoming a Suzuki apprentice.

If you’re fired up about forging an exciting career in the automotive industry, joining Suzuki’s Advanced Apprenticeship Programme (AAP) is a decision that instinctively makes sense. We’ll give you the opportunity to get your life into gear. Top gear, that is.

Here’s just some of the great benefits you get with the AAP: 

  • Full-time employment at a Suzuki Dealership
  • Block release tuition at a Suzuki state-of-the-art training facility
  • All training and qualifications paid for by your Suzuki Dealer
  • A fully structured career path
  • Corporate clothing
  • A great job in which to make new friends

Plus, industry-recognised qualifications:

  • NVQ/VCQ Level 3 in your chosen role
  • Technical Certificate / VRQ
  • Functional skills in Maths, English and ICT
  • Apprenticeship Completion Certificate

Becoming a Suzuki Apprentice

Choose from four hands on roles.

Overview

Suzuki trains Automobile Technicians to carry out a wide variety of tasks, from routine vehicle maintenance and servicing to fault diagnosis and component overhaul.

Apprentices will receive a combination of theoretical and practical skills training. All this will be carried out using our fleet of Suzuki’s latest models, to ensure technology is relevant.

The Training Centre is equipped with the latest Suzuki diagnostic equipment and tools, to simulate a dealership environment.

Apprentices are introduced to Suzuki diagnostic systems at an early stage in the programme. This enables them to become quickly up-to-speed with the latest technology.

Programme duration

17 weeks over 36 months 

IMI Qualifications on completion

NVQ Level 3 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light Vehicle) Technical certificate

Key skills in IT, application of Number and Communication

Apprenticeship completion certificate

 

Overview 

Suzuki trains Motorcycle Technicians to carry out a wide variety of tasks, from routine motorcycle maintenance and servicing to fault diagnosis and component overhaul.

Apprentices will receive a combination of theoretical and practical skills training. All this will be carried out using our fleet of Suzuki’s latest models, to ensure technology is relevant.

The Training Centre is equipped with the latest Suzuki diagnostic equipment and tools, to simulate a dealership environment.

Apprentices are introduced to Suzuki diagnostic systems at an early stage in the programme. This enables them to become quickly up-to-speed with the latest technology.

Programme duration

17 weeks over 36 months 

IMI Qualifications on completion

NVQ Level 3 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Motorcycle) Technical certificate.

Key skills in IT, application of Number and Communication

Apprenticeship completion certificate

 

Overview 

Suzuki trains ATV Technicians to carry out a wide variety of tasks, from routine ATV maintenance and servicing to fault diagnosis and component overhaul.

Apprentices will receive a combination of theoretical and practical skills training. All this will be carried out using our fleet of Suzuki’s latest models, to ensure technology is relevant.

The Training Centre is equipped with the latest Suzuki diagnostic equipment and tools, to simulate a dealership environment.

Apprentices are introduced to Suzuki diagnostic systems at an early stage in the programme. This enables them to become quickly up-to-speed with the latest technology.

Programme duration 

17 weeks over 36 months 

IMI Qualifications on completion

NVQ Level 3 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (ATV) Technical certificate

Key skills in IT, application of Number and Communication

Apprenticeship completion certificate

 

Overview 

Suzuki trains Parts advisors to develop technical skills, product technical knowledge and customer service skills to deliver the highest levels of customer service, while understanding stock management procedures and improving sales.

Apprentices receive a combination of theoretical and practical skills testing at Suzuki’s Training Centre. The Programme is designed specifically for Suzuki Parts Advisors and focuses on brand values, customer retention and excellent customer service support.

Apprentices are also trained in a simulated Service Reception and Parts Department consisting of goods inward and counter areas. The facility has dedicated computer facilities for on-line exercises that reflect an operational Service and Parts Department.

Programme duration

8 weeks and 16 visits over 30 months 

IMI Qualifications on completion

NVQ level 3 Vehicle Parts Operations Technical certificate.

Key skills in IT, application of Number and Communication.

Apprenticeship completion certificate

 

 

Selection criteria 

Here’s five things we’re looking for from our potential new recruits for the Suzuki Apprenticeship Programme.

  1. Is willing to provide an excellent service to our customers
  2. Is able to respond to colleagues and work as part of a team
  3. Has a real passion for cars, bikes or ATV’s
  4. Is committed to a career within this exciting sector engaging with the demands of an ever advancing technology
  5. Has an aptitude for all things mechanical, GCSE grades C or above, demonstrating a good level of knowledge in Maths, English and Science

Learning the Suzuki way 

Training on the Suzuki Advanced Apprenticeship Programme is geared around hands-on practical experience. Here’s what you can expect.

As a Suzuki apprentice, your time will be spent working within a Suzuki Dealership alongside experienced staff who will support and encourage you. Working in this environment, you’ll gain the insight and skills you need to compile your NVQ Portfolio.

Training 
The programme is delivered using what’s called “a residential block release model”, where you’ll spend a period of time away from the Dealership at our dedicated Training Centre.
Your learning will be split roughly 50/50 between practical and underpinning knowledge. You’ll be using the latest in diagnostic and specialist equipment to work on our extensive range of products.

Blended learning 
You’ll be trained using a variety of different methods – all designed to make the learning both fun and challenging. Suzuki methods and attitudes are taught from the start, with emphasis on the brand experience and customer focus.

Accommodation 
Accommodation is provided for by your sponsoring Dealership and is pre-arranged by Suzuki to ensure you also have a great time in the evening while attending training.

Support 
As well as support from your Dealership Mentor you’ll be assigned an Apprentice Development Coach throughout your time on the programme, so there’s always someone on hand to talk to.

 

Anything we missed?

If you have any questions about the Suzuki Advanced Apprenticeship Programme, email us on applications@suzukiapprenticeships.co.uk or please fill out the online for here

Or give us a call on 0344 4120040