Bidvest Automotive Careers
Motor Mechanic and Technician Job

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APPRENTICES

CAREER PROGRESSION

The Bidvest Automotive Artisan Academies in Gauteng, KZN and Cape Town delivers CBMT apprenticeships to grow the required competencies of our future technicians. We focus on the (CBMT) Motor mechanic trade as well as time based apprenticeships for the trades: Diesel Mechanic and Automotive Electrician (structured according to the CBMT modular style training schedule). The duration of these apprenticeship programs are normally a maximum period of 48 months, but our program structures promote accelerated learning and progression. The exit level assessment for an apprenticeship is a National trade test. Our training academies are accredited with the MERSETA as Training Providers (TPs) and are also accredited Decentralized Trade Test Centres (DTTCs) in all three the above-mentioned trades.

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION/GROWTH

JOURNEYMAN / MECHANIC

TECHNICAL NQF LEARNERS

CAREER PROGRESSION

The McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academies in Gauteng, Cape Town and KZN delivers learnership programs to grow the required competencies of our future technicians. These qualifications include National Certificates in: Automotive repair and maintenance (Commercial vehicles as well as Passenger and light delivery vehicles) as well as Autotronics from NQF level 2-5. The recommended exit level assessment for a learnership is also eventually a National trade test, but this can only be achieved once a student has achieved and adheres to the minimum requirements for entering the trade test.

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION/GROWTH

JOURNEYMAN / MECHANIC

TECHNICIAN

CAREER PROGRESSION

A qualified artisan, i.e. a learner or apprentice that successfully completed a National trade test is called a journeyman. A journeyman will be able to attend product specific courses at the relevant OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) in order to ensure that he/she becomes fully proficiant in all the relevant prescribed OEM systems and procedures at technician level. Each OEM will have its own training course requirements for technician certification.

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION/GROWTH

SENIOR TECHNICIAN

TECHNICIAN / SENIOR TECHNICIAN

CAREER PROGRESSION

A technician will be able to attend product specific courses at the relevant OEM(Original Equipment Manufacturer) in order to ensure that he/she becomes fully proficient in all the relevant prescribed OEM systems & procedures at senior technician level. Each OEM will have its own training course requirements for senior technician certification.

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION/GROWTH

DIAGNOSTIC TECHNICIAN

TECHNICIAN / SENIOR TECHNICIAN / DIAGNOSTIC TECHNICIAN

CAREER PROGRESSION

A Technician and/or Senior technician depending on the OEM will be able to attend product specific courses at the relevant OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) in order to ensure that he/she becomes fully proficient in all the relevant prescribed OEM systems & procedures at Diagnostic technician level. Each OEM will have its own training course requirements as well as additional entry requirements for Diagnostic technician certification.

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION/GROWTH

MASTER TECHNICIAN

TECHNICIAN / SENIOR TECHNICIAN / DIAGNOSTIC TECHNICIAN / MASTER TECHNICIAN

CAREER PROGRESSION

A Technician and/or Senior technician/Diagnostic technician depending on the OEM will be able to attend product specific courses at the relevant OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) in order to ensure that he/she becomes fully proficient in all the relevant prescribed OEM systems & procedures at Master technician level. Each OEM will have its own training course requirements as well as additional entry requirements for Master technician certification.

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION/GROWTH

WORKSHOP FOREMAN

WORKSHOP FOREMAN

CAREER PROGRESSION

A Mechanic/Journeyman/Technician/Senior technician/Diagnostic technician and/or Master Technician depending on the OEM and the Dealer principle will be able to attend product specific courses at the relevant OEM(Original Equipment Manufacturer) as well as additional training in order to ensure that he/she becomes fully proficient in all the relevant prescribed OEM systems & procedures at Service manager level. Each OEM will have its own training course requirements as well as additional entry requirements for Service manager certification. Any of the above may also be appointed by the dealer principle based on proven managerial qualities and/or competencies as well as the requisite business acumen together with the appropriate experience, drive, dedication and attitude.

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION/GROWTH

SERVICE MANAGER

SERVICE MANAGER

CAREER PROGRESSION

A Mechanic/Journeyman/Technician/Senior technician/Diagnostic technician/Master Technician and/or Workshop foreman depending on the OEM and the Dealer principle will be able to attend product specific courses at the relevant OEM(Original Equipment Manufacturer) as well as additional training in order to ensure that he/she becomes fully proficient in all the relevant prescribed OEM systems & procedures at Service manager level. Each OEM will have its own training course requirements as well as additional entry requirements for Service manager certification. Any of the above may also be appointed by the dealer principle based on proven managerial qualities and/or competencies as well as the requisite business acumen together with the appropriate experience, drive, dedication and attitude.

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION/GROWTH

DEALER PRINCIPAL

DEALER PRINCIPLE

A Service manager depending on the OEM and the relevant Bidvest Automotive Corporate office management will be able to attend product specific courses at the relevant OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) as well as additional training in order to ensure that he/she becomes fully proficient in all the relevant systems, procedures, competencies and responsibilities at Dealer Principal level. Each OEM will have its own training course requirements as well as additional entry requirements for Dealer Principal appointment. Any of the above may also be appointed by the relevant Bidvest Automotive Corporate office management based on proven managerial qualities, leadership skills, the requisite business acumen and the appropriate experience, drive, dedication and attitude.

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