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McCarthy/Bidvest Automotive Technical Career 

Path Workshop


                                                                   

 

CAREER PROGRESSION



RSA (REPAIR SHOP ASSISTANT)

DEVELOPMENT
The Bidvest Automotive Artisan Academy has developed a new and exciting RSA training programme. Every staff member employed as an RSA must successfully complete the full training programme in order to ensure the requisite competence that this role requires in the workshop. This not only promotes and improves efficiency, competency and productivity in our staff, but results in a safer work environment and has the added benefit of improving our CSI (Customer Satisfaction Index) as well as our ESI (Employee Satisfaction Index). All RSAs are developed with the intention to successfully achieve full artisan status in their relevant trades and the exit level assessment for this training program is therefore a National trade test.
POSSIBLE PROGRESSION/GROWTH
JOURNEYMAN / MECHANIC

APPRENTICES

DEVELOPMENT
The Bidvest Automotive Artisan Academies in Gauteng, 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 training schedule). These apprenticeships are maximum 48 month programs, 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 Decentralized Trade Test Centres (DTTCs) in all three above-mentioned trades.
POSSIBLE PROGRESSION/GROWTH
JOURNEYMAN / MECHANIC

TECHNICAL NQF LEARNERS

DEVELOPMENT
The McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academies in Gauteng, Cape Town and KZN delivers learnership programs to grow the required competencies of our future technicians. Although our main focus now rests with apprenticeship training we do still cater for technical NQF Learnership training and assessment and we do therefore still maintain our Training Provider (TP) and Decentralized Trade Test Centre (DTTC) accreditation for all the relevant NQF qualifications. 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 exit level assessment for a learnership is also a national trade test.
POSSIBLE PROGRESSION/GROWTH
JOURNEYMAN / MECHANIC

MECHANIC / JOURNEYMAN

DEVELOPMENT
A Journeyman / Mechanic with a recognised/approved National trade test certificate 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 prescribed procedures such as for vehicle repairs and/or warranty work. Each OEM will have its own training course requirements for technician certification.
POSSIBLE PROGRESSION/GROWTH
TECHNICIAN

TECHNICIAN

DEVELOPMENT
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 proficiant in all the relevant prescribed OEM systems and procedures at senior technician level. Each OEM will have its own training course requirements for senior technician certification.
POSSIBLE PROGRESSION/GROWTH
SENIOR TECHNICIAN

TECHNICIAN / SENIOR TECHNICIAN

DEVELOPMENT
A technician and/or Senior 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 proficiant in all the relevant prescribed OEM systems & procedures at Diagnostic technician level. Each OEM will have its own training course requirements for diagnostic technician certification.
POSSIBLE PROGRESSION/GROWTH
DIAGNOSTIC TECHNICIAN

TECHNICIAN / SENIOR TECHNICIAN / DIAGNOSTIC TECHNICIAN

DEVELOPMENT
A Technician / Senior technician and/or 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
MASTER TECHNICIAN

MECHANIC / JOURNEYMAN / TECHNICIAN / SENIOR TECHNICIAN / DIAGNOSTIC TECHNICIAN / MASTER TECHNICIAN

DEVELOPMENT
A Mechanic/Journeyman/Technician/Senior technician/Diagnostic technician and/or Master Technician depending on the OEM and the Service Manager 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 workshop foreman level. Each OEM will have its own training course requirements as well as additional entry requirements for workshop foreman certification. Any of the above may also be appointed by the Service manager and/or Dealer principal based on proven supervisory qualities and/or competencies as well as the appropriate drive, dedication and attitude
POSSIBLE PROGRESSION/GROWTH
WORKSHOP FOREMAN

WORKSHOP FOREMAN

DEVELOPMENT
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 attitud
POSSIBLE PROGRESSION/GROWTH
SERVICE MANAGER

SERVICE MANAGER

DEVELOPMENT
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.
POSSIBLE PROGRESSION/GROWTH
DEALER PRINCIPAL