A supportive and straight-forward application process


All of our opportunities receive a really good response and so we’re looking for you to demonstrate why you stand out from the crowd. We’re not looking for the finished article; rather we want to identify those people that are ambitious and demonstrate a willingness to learn, who are excited by the prospect of working with our fantastic, technologically advanced vehicles and really engage in the recruitment process.

We aim to make the application process as straight-forward and supportive as possible. Our team of recruiters are always at hand to help  and answer any questions that you have.

Once you have applied you’ll receive an email from us with an update within 5 working days which will clearly explain what happens next. If you’re in doubt, call us now on 01235 538 611.

We’ll be on the lookout for some of the following attributes:

  • Willingness to learn
  • Team working/working with others
  • Motivation for the role & the Automotive Industry
  • Personal responsibility and career ownership
  • Problem solving
  • Attention to details
  • Honesty and respect

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group and appointment will be based on merit alone. Being committed to equal opportunities, if you have a disability please state this during the application process. Measures will be put in place to support you through your application and apprenticeship journey.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS EXPLAINED

Your application will be assessed by the Recruitment & Selection Team who aim to update you on the status of your application within no more than 5 working days.

If you are successful in your initial application you will be invited to participate in a short telephone interview. Candidates are then shortlisted again and will be asked to complete some short web-based assessments.

Finally candidates are invited to meet with their local Dealer in the form of a face-to-face interview. This may extend to a second interview and in some cases a working trial. More information will be shared with candidates as a part of the process. Feedback is made available to candidates at each stage.

At every stage we’ll support you to understand what’s expected of you. For more information take a look at our helpful FAQs, Telephone Interview Guidance and Dealer Interview Guidance sheets which’ll tell you more.

APPRENTICE PAY

Our Dealers dictate the remuneration that our learners receive. All Dealers are required to pay, at least, The National Minimum Wage.

More information about the minimum wage for apprentices can be found on the Government website.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information about the opportunity or to discuss your application, please contact the Recruitment and Selection Team on 01235 538 611.

Frequently Asked Questions


We recruit throughout the year, depending on individual dealer requirements. Successful applicants are employed by a Peugeot, Citroen or DS dealer and start their Apprenticeship shortly afterwards. Off the job training blocks are scheduled to run in line with the academic year. An Coach or an Assessor from the Performance Academy visits the Apprentice at their place of work to review, support and progress their on the job training.

Will I need to go away for training?

Yes. Off the job training is delivered in one week blocks, spread over the academic year at the Performance Academy in Coventry. Accommodation is arranged ahead of each block of training. The cost of Accommodation and travel is paid for by the employer.

Our Dealers dictate the remuneration that our learners receive. All Dealers are required to pay, at least, The National Minimum Wage.

More information about the minimum wage for apprentices can be found on the Government website.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information about the opportunity or to discuss your application, please contact the Recruitment and Selection Team on 01235 538 611.

All vacancies are advertised on the website under the ‘Apply Now’ section. New vacancies are being added all of the time so it’s advisable to check the site regularly.

If you would like to discuss one of the roles that you have seen or enquire as to the likelihood that you’re local dealer will recruit then please contact us directly.

Your application will be assessed by the Recruitment & Selection Team who aim to update you on the status of your application within no more than 5 working days.

If you are successful in your initial application you will be invited to participate in a short telephone interview. Candidates are then shortlisted again and will be asked to complete some short web-based assessments.

Finally candidates are invited to meet with their local Dealer in the form of a face-to-face interview. This may extend to a second interview and in some cases a working trial. More information will be shared with candidates as a part of the process. Feedback is made available to candidates at each stage.

Successful applicants will be employed by their local, franchised, Peugeot, Citroen or DS dealer. The identify of the dealer will be disclosed as a part of the recruitment/application process.

Your training is delivered both in the apprentice’s place of work and via block release training delivered at the Performance Academy in Coventry.

Apprentices attend block release training at the Performance Academy in Coventry and these are typically one week long, pre-allocated training dates. The number of weeks that an apprentice will attend will depend on the programme that they are enrolled onto.

The key benefit of Block Training is that an Apprentice gets a concentrated period of learning in our state of the art Academy. At the end of each Block Training week the Apprentice receives a detailed Module Report stating the subjects that have been covered, results of any exams that have been taken and feedback from the Trainer in terms of progression through the Programme.

A high percentage of apprentices are retained in the network, with their employer. A confirmed position, post-apprenticeship, is not guaranteed.

PSA Training & Technical Centre
280 Humber Road
Coventry
CV3 1BH

Mon-Fri 7:30am-3:45pm

Tel: 01235 538 611

Age: 16+

Prior Attainment: GCSE (or equivalent) grade A*-C or 9-4 in Maths and English. Predicated grades are accepted.
In Scotland, applicants must have or be predicted to achieve National 4 or above in English and Maths and either a Science or Technical subject. Standard Grades 1-4 and Intermediates are also accepted.

‘Equivalent’ grades include:

  • BTEC first diplomas and certificates
  • OCR Nationals
  • Key Skills Level 2
  • NVQs
  • Essential Skills (Wales)
  • Functional Skills Level 2
  • Core Skills (Scotland)

Inclusion Policy


PSA Groupe is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to creating an inclusive working environment, where you are encouraged and assisted to reach your full potential.

View our inclusion policy