North London Garages - Motor Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship Schmitt Motors

Motor Vehicle Fitting Apprenticeship – Intermediate Level leading onto an Advanced Level Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Apprenticeship. 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.

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

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Closing date: 20 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £162.00 - £282.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £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 - Friday, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    4 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate 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.

A Car Technicians job falls into three categories:

  • Servicing Vehicles – working on manufacturer servicing guidelines to ensure the vehicle is running at optimum performance.
  • Maintenance – replacing parts and components before they fail.
  • Repair – repairing problems that cause vehicle failure.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The ideal candidate must have a keen interest and a strong passion for the motor vehicle industry. Some previous work experience would be an advantage, however it is not essential.

You will need to demonstrate:

  • Excellent practical skills
  • The ability to work quickly and pay attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to follow written and verbal instructions

You will have knowledge on carrying out a service, brakes and a driving licence is preferred, however it is not essential.

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

Maths & English at GCSE grade A to C or equivalent are preferred but not essential. As part of our Initial Assessment process we carry out a basic skills assessment to measure your current level in English, Maths and ICT. NLG is looking for applicants that are capable of achieving at least Level 1 Functional Skill in each subject at the assessment.

Candidates with a GCSE grade C or higher in any of these subjects will not have to study them as part of their apprenticeship.

Future prospects

Following the successful completion of your Intermediate Apprenticeship (12 months) and appropriate ability in English and Maths, we recommend that you continue onto an advanced apprenticeship (24 months) to become a fully qualified Light Vehicle Technician. There are then a number of opportunities for progression within the Motor Industry including: - MOT Tester - Senior Technician - Workshop Manager

Things to consider

The specific hours and days that you will be required to work and attend college will be discussed in more detail at the employer interview and by North London Garages once you have been accepted on to the Apprenticeship programme. The successful candidate will be willing and able to travel to their place of work for 4 days and attend training at one of our centres for one day a week. This may involve commuting.

About the employer

Mercedes servicing, repairs and restoration in North West London Reasons to choose Schmitt Motors Ltd for your Mercedes servicing: 40 years of Mercedes experience Labour prices half of main dealers No-one looks after your Mercedes better Schmitt’s is one of London's oldest, most well respected, independent specialist dealing with Mercedes servicing, repair and restoration. Why should you pay main dealer prices for your Mercedes servicing when you can get the same level of service at a fraction on the price. One of the most common misconceptions is that if you have your car serviced by an independent garage that your warranty will be void. This is not true and we have written confirmation from the Office of Fair Trading to prove this. We are based in North West London NW2 and are an independent specialist in Mercedes repairs, restoration and servicing. All of our prices, whether for servicing, repairs or restoration are fully inclusive of parts, labour and VAT meaning the price you are quoted is the price that you pay.


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Training provider

Successful candidates will have full time employment with training in a garage and day release at one of our training centres or other approved college to work towards achieving Level 2 qualification (over 12 months), leading onto a Level 3 qualification over a further 24 months.

You will shadow qualified technicians at work so that you are able to learn first-hand how to service, maintain and repair vehicles. As you progress through the course and your confidence and experience grows, you will be able to start completing tasks on your own.

One of our assessors will visit you in your work place to mentor you and assess your competence regularly. This is part of our close support network NLG provides to ensure that Apprentices are both enjoying and succeeding in their course.

North London Garages have rolling college courses which start approximately every 3 months. Our college sites are in Westminster, Kings Langley, Enfield and Southgate. To apply, you must be able to travel to college once a week.

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Fitting

Training provider

North London Garage Group Training Association

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by North London Garages GTA


Recruitment Team 0208 805 6967

Employer's Application Instructions

Candidates interested in applying for this vacancy need to complete the Apprenticeship Application on the North London Garages website address below. Applications will be screened and if successful you will be invited to our centre in Enfield, Kings Langley or Westminster for an Assessment day.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 20 Nov 2017