Apprentice Service Technician Northampton Volkswagen

As an Apprentice Service Technician you will be involved in all aspects of maintenance and repair from routine servicing to the complete component overhaul of vehicle systems.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Shift Patterns TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    07 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

Electronic fault diagnosis using the latest diagnostic equipment now forms part of the everyday routine in Volkswagen Group Centre’s. Technicians are also vital to customer care. The service provided by the workshop is a major factor considered by customers when they decide to replace their car.

Main duties for this service technician vacancy include the following:

  • Marking out & measuring, basic hand tools
  • Bumper to bumper overview, service and inspection
  • Body materials & construction
  • Engine mechanical
  • Cooling and lubrication, air & exhaust
  • Ignition petrol fuel, CI fuels
  • Braking systems, suspension, steering, wheels and tyres
  • Charging and starter, electrical auxiliaries, lighting
  • Clutches, manual/auto gearboxes, drive lines.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

No skills required for this role but an interest in the automotive industry would be an advantage.

Personal qualities

You must have a genuine interest working in the automotive sector and be committed to the three year apprenticeship programme. 

Qualifications required

A minimum of a C grade GCSE (new grade 4 – 9), or equivalent, in the following 3 subjects; English, Maths and Science.

Future prospects

Full-time employment upon completiton of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Please do not contact dealership, we are main point of contact for this vacancy and carry out a full recruitment service for the local dealer. Approaching the dealer directly will not always help your application.

About the employer

Originally intended to be launched as the NSU K70, this vehicle developed by NSU, was re-badged and launched as the Volkswagen K70 immediately after Volkswagen's takeover of NSU in 1969. This was the first Volkswagen to have a front mounted water-cooled engine and the first to have front-wheel drive. A new 1800cc engine introduced in 1973 addressed performance concerns and improved fuel economy, but it was eventually superseded by the new generation Volkswagen Passat in 1974. As a family business we really care about our customers. You will find every member of the team is totally committed to customer service. We have the expertise to look after all your motoring needs. We look forward to welcoming you soon for new or used car sales or in our service, parts or accident repair departments.


Northampton Volkswagen


2-4 Ferris Row

Riverside Business Park



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Training provider

Qualifications to Achieve - On completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship you will receive the following qualifications:

  • VCQ Level 3 in Maintenance and Repair of Light Vehicles
  • Key and Core Skills Certificates
  • IMI Technical Certificate
  • Advanced Apprenticeship Completion Certificate

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Babcock Training Limited


Bethan Thomas

Employer's Application Instructions

To be considered for this vacancy you will need to complete an online application via the employers website;

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Oct 2017