Kia South Africa operates as a subsidiary of Kia Corporation, the renowned South Korean automotive manufacturer. Responsible for the distribution and promotion of Kia vehicles in the South African market, the company offers a diverse range of automobiles, including compact cars, sedans, SUVs, and commercial vehicles. Some of Kia’s popular models in South Africa include the Picanto, Rio, Cerato, Sportage, and Seltos. To cater to customer needs effectively, Kia has established an extensive network of authorized dealers and service centers across the country, ensuring that customers have access to sales, service, and maintenance support.
Additionally, the company has explored local vehicle assembly to serve both the domestic and regional markets. Committed to customer satisfaction and quality, Kia South Africa typically provides customer support, warranty services, and after-sales assistance. In alignment with corporate values, Kia may also engage in various corporate social responsibility initiatives, encompassing environmental efforts, community engagement, and social projects. However, please be aware that the information provided is based on my knowledge as of September 2021, and there may have been developments or changes in Kia’s operations in South Africa since that time. For the most current and detailed information, it is advisable to visit Kia South Africa’s official website or contact their local offices and dealerships directly.
About the Kia Apprenticeship 2023
Kia is offering candidates the opportunity to participate in a Level 1 apprenticeship programme that allows you to receive qualified practical work experience. Your responsibilities in the Kia Apprenticeship entail providing technical and diagnostic services with the utmost precision and efficiency. This involves carrying out tasks in accordance with predefined work objectives and adhering to agreed-upon standard operating procedures to ensure the timely and accurate completion of assignments. Your role is pivotal in upholding the high standards expected within the program, and your ability to execute tasks diligently and in line with established procedures will be a key factor in your success.
Additionally, your responsibilities also include the following:
- Recognize and implement established solutions to operational challenges and elevate unresolved matters when necessary.
- Achieve the performance targets agreed upon, following established procedures and adhering to service level agreements.
- Document transactional activities, ensuring the provision of timely information for informed decision-making within the scope of responsibility.
- Carry out tasks in accordance with governance and compliance protocols.
- Perform work tasks with efficiency and effectiveness, with the aim of preventing financial losses.
- Fulfill work responsibilities satisfactorily to meet the expectations of both internal and external customers.
- Participate in training initiatives aimed at enhancing work quality and improving personal skills.
- Offer support to an assigned technician for the purpose of learning and skill development.
- Undergo training and developmental activities as outlined in the logbook and the planned training program.
The Kia Apprenticeship is currently based in Somerset West, Western Cape. For application purposes, please kindly take note of the Kia Apprenticeship 2023’s Reference Number: MOT231002-7.
Prior to enrolling in the Kia Apprenticeship program, it’s crucial to carefully review the prerequisites associated with this opportunity. Each of the conditions listed below plays a pivotal role in assessing your suitability as a prospective employee for the company. To maximize your prospects of being selected during the recruitment process, it is imperative that you meet all the eligibility criteria outlined below. Falling short in any of these areas could place you at a disadvantage and potentially result in the loss of your opportunity for registration.
The Kia Apprenticeship Eligibility Criteria are as follows:
- Ensure you possess a National Senior Certificate with pure Maths and Physical Science.
- Acquire Higher Certificates and/or Advanced National (Vocational) Certificates at NQF Level 04.
- Secure at least one year of experience in a related work environment.
- Obtain a valid South African driver’s license.
- Cultivate your skills in Analytical Thinking.
- Develop a mindset for Improvement Orientation.
- Foster a sense of Development Orientation.
- Exhibit an attitude of Embracing diversity and sensitivity.
- Contribute to team success by Enabling it.
- Cultivate Commercial Thinking.
- Drive for results.
- Approach situations with authenticity.
- Be open to change.
- Maintain composure.
- Prioritize Occupational Health & Safety.
- Uphold Trust and Integrity.
Apply online: Kia Apprenticeship 2023.
When using the application portal, we kindly request that you carefully review the questions before completing them with your personal details. It is imperative that the information you furnish accurately reflects your current circumstances. Any inaccurate or false statements may expose you to potential risks or complications.
In addition to completing the application form, candidates are obligated to provide pertinent supporting documents, including but not limited to your academic transcript, Curriculum Vitae, driver’s license, identity document, passport, and any other documents specified. Please ensure that you upload these documents as required through the portal.
Please note that only applications submitted via this designated portal will be acknowledged and considered by the selection committee. Submissions made through alternative methods, such as email or fax, will not be entertained or processed. This ensures a streamlined and efficient evaluation process for all applicants.
Applications for the Kia Apprenticeship must be submitted before the closing date on 09 October 2023.
If you’re interested in this job opening, it’s advisable to submit your application promptly. Avoid waiting until the eleventh hour to avoid any potential issues with your submission.
Notifications will only be sent to candidates who make it to the shortlist. If you haven’t received any communication from the selection committee within two weeks after the application deadline, we regret to inform you that you haven’t been selected for this opportunity.
Please note that late applications will not be considered. If your application arrives two weeks or more after the application deadline, it will be automatically declined.
Kia reserves the right to offer or not offer employment opportunities to candidates. All decisions made by the selection committee are final.