Apprentice Light Vehicle Technician - Cheltenham & Gloucester Mitsubishi Motors Cheltenham

Working as an Apprentice Light Vehicle Technician at one of the many Mitsubishi dealerships, you will be learning the skills required to become a fully skilled Technician. Working on a variety of vehicles (including hybrids) to Mitsubishi’s high standards.

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

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Closing date: 05 Jan 2018

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 08:30 – 17:30

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    02 Feb 2018

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As one of the world’s largest vehicle manufacturers, Mitsubishi Motors, is committed to retaining its position at the forefront of the industry, by attracting bright, enthusiastic individuals, to provide technical support to our expanding dealer network. 

The comprehensive three year apprenticeship is designed specifically to ensure Mitsubishi’s dealer network is equipped to meet the demands of customer’s and, keep up to date with ever evolving vehicle technology.

Duties will include;

  • Carrying out foundation tasks common to all service and repair procedures, such as, removing and replacing bolts, screws, clips, seals and fasteners, sometimes using cutting, drilling, filing and other fabrication skills.
  • Contributing to a safe and efficient workshop environment, by adhering to the company’s Health and Safety processes, accurate record keeping, and following standardised workshop practices.
  • Accessing information such as wiring diagrams, technical data, and vehicle repair information, then applying the information appropriately.
  • Using complex diagnostic, mechanical, and, electrical measuring equipment.
  • Inspecting and preparing vehicles to quality standards prior to handing over to customers.
  • Service and maintain without supervision.
  • Removing, repairing/replacing components to manufacturer’s specification.
  • Investigate vehicle faults and identify their underlying causes.
  • Apply advanced diagnostic principles, and logical problem solving techniques, using diagnostic tools, and standard testing regimes, to identify mechanical and electrical faults.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will gain the Apprenticeship Standard in Automotive Retail Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) qualification, and be a fully qualified light vehicle technician.

Vehicles are highly complex, and whilst no formal qualifications are required, you must be literate and numerate, with a desire to learn.  You must possess a genuine interest in motor vehicle technology, and have practical ability to become a first-rate technician

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You should be;

  • Technically minded
  • Practical
  • Able to think logically

Personal qualities

You should be;

  • A good listener
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Willing to study
  • A team player

Qualifications required

Ideally, you will have, or be predicted to gain, good GCSE’s (grade C or above) in English and Maths.

Future prospects

As a fully skilled Mitsubishi Technician, you will be equipped with the skills to move into specialist areas, and potentially management.

Things to consider

Positive points • If you have a genuine interest in cars, you will love learning how they work. • You will have the opportunity to work on technologically advanced vehicles • Successful diagnosis and repair of faults is very rewarding and provides great job satisfaction Negative points • This is a physically demanding role, being on your feet most of the time. • You will be expected to work Saturday’s on a rota basis

About the employer

Cheltenham and Gloucester is part of a network of over a hundred owned or franchised dealerships for Mitsubishi in the U.K.


Mitsubishi Motors Cheltenham


Unit 1

Vernon Court

Cheltenham Road East



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Training provider

The Apprenticeship, is a great way of joining our winning team. With mentoring, support and monitoring whilst at work, combined with 24 weeks of residential training (over 3 years) at the Mitsubishi Academy, you will gain the knowledge and skills required to achieve the “Apprenticeship Standard in Automotive Retail Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle)”

Apprentices stay at the Riverside hotel in Cirencester, which is located within Mitsubishi’s head office, along with the Training Academy.

All travel, and, accommodation costs are covered by the employer, whilst attending the Academy.

Apprenticeship standard

Automotive retail > Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (light vehicle)

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Provq


Julie Jones or Carol Buckley 01743 762044

Employer's Application Instructions

Simply visit the apprenticeshipfinder website, and click apply. Complete the application form in full and to the best of your ability. Do not apply directly to the Autocentre

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

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Jan 2018