Apprentice Vehicle Technician - Servicesure Central Auto Centre, Orpington, Kent BR6 6BJ Central Auto Centre

Apprentice Vehicle Technician required to work at Central Auto Centre, Orpington

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

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Closing date: 03 Nov 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

    Max 40 hrs Mon-Fri 8.00am-5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    23 Dec 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The job will involve the repair and service of a wide variety of motor vehicles to very high standards. If you find cars and motor vehicle technology interesting, this really is a fantastic opportunity to kick start your career. As an apprentice technician you will be working alongside an experienced technician working on customers vehicles in the area of maintenance and repair.

Duties will range from servicing vehicles to carrying out repairs. You will report to the centre manager. Once you have completed the apprenticeship you will be a fully trained motor vehicle technician.

No formal qualifications are required but you must be literate and numerate. Cars are highly complex machines and a desire to learn is a must. You must have a genuine interest in motor vehicle technology, possess practical ability and have a real desire to become a first rate technician. You should also be prepared to learn maths, English, and communication with a specific emphasis on motor vehicles.

Residential block release training will be provided at a ProVQ training centre during periods away from your work. Accommodation and travel during training block release will be provided free of charge. When successful you will be awarded an Advanced Apprenticeship Certificate that includes NVQ Level 3 - Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence (QCF), and a VRQ L3 - Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (QCF).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You should be:

  • Technically minded
  • Have a practical ability
  • A logical thinker 

Personal qualities

  • Good listener
  • Team player
  • Willing to study hard 

Qualifications required

Ideally you will have A* - C GCSEs or equivalent in English, Maths and Science although these are not essential. You must be literate and numerate. 

Future prospects

You will become a fully qualified Motor Vehicle Technician. A focused and fully trained technician will be an asset to their employer.

Things to consider

Plus points: Successfully diagnosing and repairing vehicles is very rewarding and provides true job satisfaction to a keen technician. If you find cars interesting, you'll love learning how they work. Possible negative points: The job can be physically demanding You may be expected to work some Saturdays

About the employer

Central Auto Centre has been established for over 35 years.
The site was originally a forge before the war, then a petrol filling station which then evolved into a family run fast fit centre offering replacement tyres and exhausts on a while-you-wait service.

Over the years with a lot of investment in new garage equipment and MOT bays we can now offer the complete range of garage services including:
  • Electronic Fault Diagnostics
  • Air Conditioning Specialists
  • MOT Testing
  • Servicing
  • General Repairs
  • Fast Fit service on Tyres, Exhausts, Brakes, Wheel alignment and Batteries


Central Auto Centre


80 High Street

Green Street Green



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Training provider

When successful you will be awarded:

  • VCQ / NVQ L2 - Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence (QCF)
  • Functional Skills- if required 
  • Advanced Apprenticeship
  • VCQ / NVQ L3 - Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence (QCF).

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Provq


Carol Buckley 01743 762807

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

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Nov 2017