You need to be employed to start an Apprenticeship. Please visit our vacancy page or if you have an employer, please ensure you add full contact details of your employer within your application. If you are unable to secure employment, you could enrol on a full-time study programme and transfer to an Apprenticeship at a later date. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option.
The day-to-day tasks faced by a Motor Vehicle Technician are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of ever more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques. An apprentice working in the industry has to demonstrate expertise in the technical side of their role. They must have strong problem-solving skills and a good grasp of the theoretical and practical aspects of a vehicles systems. They must be able to work independently but also operate as an effective team member, understand how their workshop and the dealership/garage functions from a commercial perspective, have good customer handling skills and identify ways in which they can work more efficiently.
The growing complexity of todays vehicles, and the pressure to deliver a high-quality customer experience, requires the retail automotive sector to attract and train high calibre individuals.
You will be required to take an active part in reviewing your progress with the College and employer, including annual evaluations in the form of professional discussions. The discussion will reflect on behaviours, past performances and achievements. At the end of the apprenticeship you will be required to take theory and practical examinations.
On completion of your apprenticeship you may wish to progress onto IMI Accreditation or the Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Studies. The majority of apprentices can expect to be offered a permanent contract with their employer with endless progression opportunities going forward.
|Course Title||Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) Apprenticeship Level 3|
Individual employers set their own selection criteria, however it is
You need a GCSE in English and maths at C or grade 4, however maths and
I’ve really enjoyed learning all about the internals of cars and what a car relies on to run smoothly. This benefits me in the workplace because I know how parts work when I come to repair or replace them. So far my greatest achievement has been passing the first year. I’m really proud of this because it means I’m on track to becoming a qualified mechanic.
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