Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship - Level 2 or 3 A J ROBERTSON LIMITED

Exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work alongside qualified technicians in a small but busy garage in Hove where you will be trained in all aspects of service, maintenance and repair of vehicles. There are 2 roles available which need to be filled urgently.

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Closing date: 01 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

    Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm with 30 minutes lunch break

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    14 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

You will learn, develop and practice the skills required to provide general maintenance tasks which will include:

  • Servicing vehicles
  • Brakes
  • Tyres
  • Exhausts
  • Conforming to general health and safety in the workplace
  • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good manual dexterity
  • Keen interest and enthusiasm for motor the vehicle industry
  • Ability to work quickly 
  • Great attention to detail
  • Excellent practical skills

Personal qualities

  • Honest
  • Reliable
  • Hard Working
  • Responsible
  • Ambititious
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team in a busy workshop environment
  • Capability to follow instructions and work individually

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Grade E or above in English and Maths or equivalent qualification

Future prospects

This role could lead to full time employment, moving up the ladder.

Things to consider

Please apply as soon as possible if you are interested in this role as the position needs to be filled quickly. If you are shortlisted to attend interviews, our Recruitment Adviser will contact you via telephone and email. Please ensure you check these regularly as you may miss out on any important information we provide you with. Due to the large volume of applicants, if you have not heard back within 2 weeks of your application it will indicate you have unsuccessful. Interview and start dates are subject to change. All applications must be made through Apprenticeship Vacancies website. Do not contact the employer direct as this may result in your application not being considered. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. 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

A J Robertson Ltd, Car Surgeon provides high quality car repairs, servicing, diagnostic testing at dealer-level, MOTs etc. They provide a specialist Mercedes and BMW maintenance/repair service to clients throughout the local area. The company, which is located in Hove, began trading in 1971 and has 40 years of experience in the garage repair business.




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Training provider

Apprentices attend college once a week and all components of the Apprenticeship Framework are covered within day release.

Apprentices are allocated an Assessor who visits the apprentice in the workplace approx. every 4 weeks. Visits include some 1 to 1 time, observation of the learner working as part of the assessment and feedback process.

The Apprenticeship is made up of the following components:

  • Diploma (Level 2) - this is the practical and technical based component where the apprentice demonstrates that they have the skills and knowledge to meet the required national standard. Exams are taken for each module of the Certificate.
  • Functional Skills, if required, are delivered at the college and are made up of English and Maths. The Apprentice builds up a portfolio of both to show they are able to effectively communicate and use numbers in the workplace.  Each Functional Skill is assessed by an online test and a portfolio of evidence. The level of Functional Skill will depend on the level of the apprenticeship.
  • ERR (Employment Rights and Responsibilities). This component is used to make Apprentices aware of their employment rights and responsibilities. The apprentice completes this component in question and answer format in a workbook
  • PLTS (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills) comprises six groups of skills that together with the Functional Skills are essential to success in learning, life and work. These are; managing one's self, managing relationships with others, managing one's own learning performance and work. These are embedded within the other components of the apprenticeship framework.

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City College Brighton & Hove


Hayley Warne 01273 667788

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017