Apprentice motor vehicle mechanic/technician. Autofix

The successful candidate will complete a L2 Light Vehicle apprenticeship which incorporates developing knowledge and competence of light vehicle systems including brakes, steering, suspension, engines transmissions and electrics. Each week entails four days spent at work in the garage, and one day studying at college in Washington.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 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

    Hours per week, Monday-Friday 8.30-5.00, with half hour lunch break. 15 minutes break am and pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    15 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The succesful candidate will have a pleasant, outgoing personality, be prompt, reliable, and able to communicate well

Duties include:

  • Repair and maintence of light vehicles
  • Servicing
  • Brakes
  • Steering
  • Suspension systems
  • Prepare vehicles for MOTs
  • Valet Vehicles
  • Housekeeping duties  

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • An interest in working in the Automotive Industry is essential
  • Knowledge and experience of working on Light Vehicles are desirable

Personal qualities

  • Be able to work in a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Be able to follow instructions
  • Good timekeeping is essential

Qualifications required

  • None required but basic English and Maths would be desireable

Future prospects

Full time employment

Things to consider

Both the garage and college are based in the Washington area. The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £3.50 per hour. 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 time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

A family ran business, that specialises in servicing and repairs to light vehicles.





Hertburn Estate


NE37 2SF

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Training provider

  • The successul cadidate will complete a L2 Light Vehicle apprenticeship they will be taught about all areas of vehicle mechanics, diagnosing faults and how to repair them.
  • To ensure that they are competent in completing tasks an assessor will visit the garage periodically to complete assessment testing.
  • The candidate will attend our washington based college one day a week, typically this course will take eighteen months and on completion they will gain an NVQ/VCQ Level 2 qualification.

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by CHAMELEON VOCATIONAL TRAINING LIMITED


Brian Smith 0191 3406060

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017