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Vehicle Technician Ref. 1636

IT, Science & Technical
London
£34,366
Whatever your role at MI5, you’ll be helping to safeguard the UK against threats relating to terrorism and espionage. By joining MI5 as a Vehicle Technician, you will be playing a significant part in keeping our country safe.

The Role
Your primary role will be conducting maintenance and repair on the organisation’s vehicle fleet in our Fleet and Engineering Services Team.

The team ensures that all organisational vehicles are maintained to the highest standards in order to meet the organisation’s requirements.

You’ll largely be based in one of our 2 state of the art London workshop facilities to provide diagnostic, maintenance and repair services across the varied range of organisational vehicles. This could mean changing a tyre or lamp filament, diagnosing an electrical glitch in an air conditioning system, to stripping down and re-building an entire transmission system using our high-tech tools and equipment. You’ll also be expected to be on an on-call duty recovery rota (24/7), usually a week in every 6, but don’t worry, we’ll provide training where necessary.

With a fleet of 1000 vehicles, including over 30 manufacturers, no day is ever the same. From generators to trailers, motorcycles, cars and HGVs, you’ll always be challenged.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in support of our operational sections, having a direct impact on the safety and well-being of the public. Training is high on the agenda and we will ensure you are equipped with the skills you need in order to do the job to the best of your ability.

Though London-based, there will be occasions when you are occasionally required to work outside of London.

The Person
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual who is eager to learn new skills. A flexible approach to work and the ability to adapt to changing requirements is also critical to the role.

To apply it is essential for you to have:
City & Guilds, BTEC or NVQ qualifications (or equivalent) in Motor Vehicle Technology and demonstrable practical experience in this area to support this.
On-board vehicle diagnostic knowledge and experience
A full UK driving licence

Whilst it is not essential, it is desirable for you to have gained experience of the following, or have a willingness to gain this experience.
Working in a manufacturer-based workshop environment. We offer manufacturer-based training if required.
C+E/HGV/Vehicle Recovery qualifications and experience
C1 Licence
MOT tester qualification
IT Literacy

Recruitment Process
The first thing we will ask you to do is to complete our pre-screening questions to find out if you meet our initial criteria. If you do meet the criteria we will ask you to begin an application.

The first step will require you to create a login. You can do this by providing your full name, e-mail address and a memorable password. Once you have successfully created a personal account, you will be required to upload your CV and complete an application form which will include some additional information on your skills and experience. You will also be required to complete an equal opportunities monitoring information form. Our recruitment team will complete an application sift to assess how far you meet the job specification.

Successful applicants will be invited to a face to face interview that will involve a series of competency-based questions and technical questions to check you have the skills and motivation to work for MI5. If you pass this, you may then be asked to attend a security interview with a vetting officer that will explore your life and experiences.

You should read about the vetting process and satisfy yourself that you meet the criteria outlined in the vetting pages of the ‘How to Apply’ section prior to submitting an application.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As a Disability Confident Leader and as part of our commitment to the Disability Confident scheme, we offer an interview to all candidates with a disability who meet our minimum criteria for the job vacancy that they are applying for. This is known as the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS).

To secure an interview for this vacancy, the minimum criteria (refer to the recruitment process, as above) are:

Eligibility Questions – we must be satisfied that you meet all of our eligibility criteria.

Initial Application Form – complete your personal details and our equal opportunities monitoring questions.

Application form – along with the standard eligibility requirements for this post, your application will be assessed on how far you meet the job specification and competency questions you answer. Your application must score the minimum amount of points set.

On successful completion of these stages, you will be invited to interview.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply, you must meet our residency criteria. You must be a born or naturalised British citizen and one of your parents must be a British citizen or have substantial ties to the UK.

Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for nine out of the last ten years prior to application. This is particularly important if you were born outside of the UK. You will nonetheless be considered if you have for example, served overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of Her Majesty’s Government, studied abroad, or lived with your parents.

Your application may take around 6 - 9 months to process.

Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member, providing that they are British. You should also make them aware of the importance of discretion. You should not post on social media sites about your application or discuss it with anyone else at this stage. You will receive further guidance during the recruitment process.

Please note you should only launch your application from within the UK. If you are based overseas, you should wait until you visit the UK to launch an application. Applying from outside the UK will impact on our ability to progress your application.

MI5 is committed to reflecting both equal opportunities and the society we protect. Work-life balance is important to us at MI5 and we offer flexible working where operational commitments allow.