Level 3 Motor Vehicle Technician Apprentice Ian Smith

A motor vehicle technician is a highly skilled Engineer. During your apprenticeship you will be taught about all areas of vehicle service, repair and maintenance.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 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

    37 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    12 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Always wanted to be a qualified car technician?

There is an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work alongside qualified technicians where you will be trained in all aspects of service, maintenance and repair of vehicles.

Your duties will include:

  • Carry out a wide range of servicing and repair work on vehicles to a high standard
  • Analyse work orders carefully to understand a vehicle’s condition, the accuracy of the diagnosis, and what work has been agreed
  • Ensure effective use of technical knowledge and skills enabling efficient, economic and safe servicing and repair of vehicles.
  • Complete repair and service records and other appropriate activities required.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team to deliver excellent customer service
  • Build effective working relationships with colleagues
  • General housekeeping
  • Follow all Health & Safety procedures

As part of your course you will be expected to attend Bolton College 1 day per week for the duration of the Apprenticeship.

Please ensure you can easily get to both the workplace and to college before applying.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To be part of an exciting team, you will be expected to have a passion for cars with good problem solving and practical skills
  • Once on-board, you will be expected to be an integral part of a workshop team in helping to achieve tight deadlines by:
  • Showing initiative,
  • Able to follow verbal and written instructions well,
  • Have good communication skills
  • Able to work efficiently while paying attention to detail

If you believe that you have the passion and enthusiasm to work in Motor Vehicle, and also want to provide customers with an outstanding experience, then please apply

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A positive and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Excellent timekeeper
  • Responsible
  • Share a true passion for motor vehicles
  • A willingness and desire to learn

Qualifications required

  • GCSE or equivalent Maths and English grade C or above desirable.

Future prospects

Training to become a fully trained MOT Inspector.

Things to consider

Please ensure you complete the application in full, as this is the first impression an employer receives of you. To ensure you have checked all spellings (and used Capital letters), it may be of benefit to use a word document and paste on to the application, thus making multiple applications easier. If you need any further assistance or information on this vacancy please email Apprenticeships@boltoncc.ac.uk remembering to quote the vacancy title. The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for Apprentices is £3.50. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The minimum wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Smith Service Garage is an independent car repair company with full MOT and car service facilities. We provide a reliable and friendly car repair service in the Bolton area. Our facilities for car repairs include car service, MOT, brakes, batteries, exhausts, tyres, shock absorbers, suspension and all aspects of mechanical repair to your car's engine.


Ian Smith


Cube House

4-6 Breightmet Street



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Training provider

  • Level 3 Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
  • Functional Skills if required.

Apprenticeship standard

Automotive retail > Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician [light vehicle]

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bolton College


01204 482032 apprenticeships@boltoncc.ac.uk

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017