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Motor Vehicle Mechanic Apprentice Level 3 Parkside Direct Ltd

Parkside Direct have an exciting vacancy for a Motor Vehicle Apprentice. We are looking for an apprentice with drive and enthusiasm to come and join our successful quality car dealership in Horwich, Bolton. We are looking to train the right person to join our team of skilled mechanics.

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    35 hours per week, Monday-Friday 10am – 5.30pm. 30 mins for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Parkside Direct have an exciting opportunity for a motor vehicle apprentice to work alongside qualified technicians where they will be trained in all aspects of service, maintenance and repair of vehicles.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Carry out a wide range of servicing and repair work on vehicles to a high standard
  • Analyse work orders carefully to understand a vehicle’s condition, the accuracy of the diagnosis, and what work has been agreed
  • Ensure effective use of technical knowledge and skills enabling efficient, economic and safe servicing and repair of vehicles
  • Complete repair and service records and other appropriate activities the Workshop Controller and Service Manager require
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team to deliver excellent customer service
  • Build effective working relationships with colleagues
  • General housekeeping
  • Follow all Health & Safety procedures

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Knowledge or experience of the motor industry and or customer service experience would be an advantage
  • Showing initiative
  • Good time keeping skills is essential
  • Able to follow verbal and written instructions well
  • Have good communication skills
  • Able to work efficiently while paying attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • The candidate would have a willingness to be trained and developed, yet have the ability to use their own initiative
  • They must be hard working with enthusiasm to do well
  • Reliable
  • Approachable
  • Great work ethic
  • 'Can-do' attitude

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE English grade 9-4 (A*-C), GCSE maths grade 9-4 (A*-C) or equivalents 

Future prospects

  • On completion of the apprenticeship the successful candidate may have the opportunity to gain full time employment within the company

Things to consider

  • Please ensure you include any GCSE qualifications achieved or predicted
  • Include details of any previous work experience
  • Please ensure you can easily get to both the workplace and to college before applying
  • As part of your course you will be expected to attend Bolton College 1 day per week for the duration of the apprenticeship

About the employer

Beehive Cars was established in 1966 and has been providing the local community in Bolton with quality cars ever since.

We evolved into Parkside Direct providing quality cars not only to local customers but to customers from all over the UK. Cars can now be purchased online and delivered direct to a customer’s door.

As a family run business, we believe in offering high quality cars at affordable prices. All of our vehicles are hand-picked and are supplied with full or long MOT's and undergo a stringent check by our qualified technicians prior to delivery.

Customer satisfaction is central to our ethos and success. We take a great deal of pride in our client care and offer a range of after sales services. We offer part exchanges and competitive finance packages.  We can sell a car on behalf of the customer, utilising all our resources, including finance, warranty and part exchange, and we provide customers with an attractive return. Repeat custom is central to our success. Our aim is to provide full customer satisfaction to the extent that Beehive Cars becomes the natural choice for all motoring needs.


Parkside Direct Ltd



Chorley New Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bolton College


Chloe Thomson 07841460689

Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (light vehicle) apprenticeship standard, which includes ST0033:

  • Level 3 qualification in Vehicle Maintenance   
  • Level 1/2 Functional skills in maths and English (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)

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