Apprenticeships with Hyundai
The Hyundai Apprenticeship Programme offers a range of exciting careers in partnership with the Hyundai dealer network. The comprehensive, 2- or 3-year Hyundai Apprenticeship Programme provides you with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications through extensive product training, while in full-time employment at a Hyundai dealer.
Founded in Korea in 1967, Hyundai is the fourth largest car manufacturer and the world’s 20th largest company. This is a remarkable achievement for a company which has only existed for little more 50 years. The company has 75,000 employees worldwide and markets it range of cars and commercial vehicles in 193 markets internationally. Hyundai is proud to be a global leader in new technology and design. The official Hyundai dealer network are looking for young people with a creative flair, as well as an active, practical and logical mind.
Hyundai’s Head Office is in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. The Head Office is responsible for managing the brand’s sales, after sales, HR, marketing, PR, finance and IT teams. Hyundai also manages an Import Centre at the historic Port of Tilbury in Essex. The Import Centre receives, inspects and processes all the Hyundai cars destined for sale in the UK. Hyundai has factories across the world and the Import Centre has processed over 500,000 vehicles since it opened in 1999.
Hyundai runs two training academies: one in High Wycombe as well as one in Nottingham. These offer an integrated training programme with a variety of modules covering sales, service, warranty and parts operations to support people from the retailer network, as well as head office teams. The training academies also provide the training for all Hyundai Apprenticeship roles.
The Hyundai brand continues to grow, with a UK network of over 170 franchised retailers who offer fantastic opportunities to build your career. Hyundai helps them to recruit and select the great people they need to achieve tough business objectives and give customers excellent service. The Hyundai Apprenticeship programme is an integral part of their success.
Hyundai is also one of the only manufacturers to offer a car with three different powertrains: the Ioniq with a choice of Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid or Electric powertrains. The Hybrid Ioniq has a 1.6GDI engine with a 700 mile range, while the Plug-In Hybrid has a 44.5kW motor that offers a zero-emission range of 39 miles, while the Electric version has a zero-emission range of 174 miles.
In 2017, the company also introduced an innovative new web-based “Click to Buy” service. This allows customers to select and specify a particular model and have it delivered directly to their home. Since the entire transaction is online, there is no need to visit a Showroom to conclude the purchase.
In addition to the Hyundai Apprenticeship roles available in their dealer network, Hyundai also offers a range of Graduate Jobs at the brand’s Head Office in High Wycombe:
Roles Available with Hyundai
Hyundai Apprenticeship roles available with Hyundai dealers throughout the UK include:
- Service Technician
- Body/Paint Technician
- Parts Consultant
- Service Advisor
- Business Administration
Education Requirements for Hyundai
The entry requirements for a Hyundai Apprenticeship at an official Hyundai dealer are as follows:
- 5 GCSEs at Grade A* to C including Maths, English, a Science and ICT are essential
When can I apply for an apprenticeship at Hyundai?
Applications for a Hyundai Apprenticeship can be made via the Hyundai Careers vacancies page where you are able to view the UK dealers who have vacancies.
On applying for a particular vacancy you will be asked to complete an online assessment and upload your CV. You will then receive a telephone call to discuss your interest in a specific Hyundai Apprenticeship role.
If you are successful at this stage of the recruitment process you will be invited for a face to face interview with the dealer.
Dealers will make their employment decisions based upon the most suitable applicant for their position.
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