Apprentice Light Vehicle Mechanic Carrington Garages Ltd

An opportunity has arisen with Carrington Garage, an independent garage based near Partington and Flixton. They have a need for an Apprentice Light Vehicle mechanic in their busy workshop.

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

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Closing date: 10 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

    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    10 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The right candidate will need to demonstrate a desire to work in the trade or be someone who is already on an apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle and looking for a new challenge.

A normal day would include:

  • Keeping workshop clean & tidy
  • You will be taught how to use tools & equipment used in Vehicle maintenance & repair.
  • You will learn how to inspect and service a vehicle initially. 
  • As you progress in the Apprenticeship, you will then learn how to diagnose and repair simple, intermediate and complex faults in Engine, Chassis, Transmission and Electrical systems.

What you could go on to do:

  • You could go on to progress to become an MOT Tester with the company after completing the Apprenticeship

How you will be supported:

  • Full training and support will be provided by our expert training and assessment staff at The Skills Company.

What will happen next:

  • New applicants to The Skills Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team.

You will then have the opportunity to find out:

  • More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
  • Any training you need to complete
  • What the next steps will be

How you could get there:

  • If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To have a keen interest in the Automotive Trade and preferably 12 months experience of working in a garage.

Personal qualities

  • Punctuality.
  • Honesty.
  • Reliability.

Qualifications required

  • Ideally GCSE or grades C and above in Maths and English.

Future prospects

Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles.


Carrington Garages Ltd


Ivy House

Manchester Road



M31 4AS

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Training provider

  • Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards an Advanced  Level Apprenticeship gaining an NVQ Level 3 qualification in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills Solutions Ltd

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

Apply now

Closing date: 10 Oct 2017