APPRENTICESHIP- MECHANIC

London, South East England

An exciting opportunity for an Apprentice to work alongside qualified technicians where you will be fully trained in all aspects of maintenance and repair of light vehicles from routine servicing to electrical fault diagnostics.

Vacancy description

An exciting opportunity for the Apprentices to be trained using the latest diagnostic equipment to provide them with the relevant skills to react to the ever-changing technological developments within the car industry. Day to day tasks will always vary but will normally include:

  • Servicing
  • MOT’s
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Observing and assisting technicians

Car technicians will be expected to see whether components and systems are secure and working properly.

The Car Technicians jobs fall into three categories:

  • Servicing – working to manufacturer servicing guidelines to ensure vehicle running at optimum performance
  • Maintenance – replacing parts that have wear and tear before they fail
  • Repair – diagnosing the reason for vehicle failure and fixing the problem

Desired skills

Full training will be provided, no skills required.

Personal qualities

A keen interest in vehicles, the learner must be hard working and motivated with an interest to learn new skills, with excellent communication skills both verbal and written.

Desired qualifications

Minimum of 3 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including maths and English

Training to be provided

Not only will Apprentices be working and be trained within the garage they will also attend Skillnet College in Croxley per week to work towards to achieve their Technical Certificate at VRQ Level 3. An advisor will visit at least every 6-8 weeks as part of a close support network to check that Apprentices are both enjoying and succeeding in their course.

Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (light vehicle) apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Functional Skills (ICT, maths and English)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Level 3 VRQ
  • Vocational related qualification (technical certificate)
  • Ford Masters Level 1 technician modules

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle) Level 3