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Motor Vehicle Apprentice Level 3 Days Garage

Apprentices will start by watching and assisting experienced motor vehicle technicians, and MOT testers. Keeping workshop areas clean, collecting and returning parts from reception area, with progression to completing mechanical tasks under supervision and then independently.

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Closing date: 13 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. Shifts TBA.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    09 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Days Garage are actively looking for an apprentice to train as a motor vehicle technician.

Apprentices will start by watching and assisting experienced motor vehicle technicians, and MOT testers:

  • Keeping workshop areas clean
  • Collecting and returning parts from reception area
  • Progression to completing mechanical tasks under supervision and then independently
  • Physical capacity to do manual work – candidate will be on their feet most of the day, and must be capable of assisting in manual and sometimes physically demanding processes

Whichever type of vehicle you work with, typical tasks would include:

  • Finding and identifying mechanical faults, for example in the brakes, gears or fuel pumps
  • Checking for problems in newer vehicles with testing equipment connected to the vehicle’s electronic control unit (ECU)
  • Advising owners on the repairs needed and how critical they are
  • Providing time and cost estimates for jobs
  • Carrying out repairs, which could include replacing damaged parts
  • Carrying out routine servicing and checks

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Attentiveness
  • Good Communication
  • Confident in answering phones
  • Ability to order motor vehicle parts online

Personal qualities

  • Demonstrable interest and passion for working on motor vehicles
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Friendliness
  • Helpful
  • Polite
  • Approachable

Desired qualifications

Maths and English GCSE Grades A*-D or 9-4 or equivalent.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship there may be a permanent job on offer.

Things to consider

One Day College training (every week) for the whole duration of the apprenticeship (36 months) will be at our Bromley Campus BR2 8HE.

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

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

For updates on the National Living Wage please see:

About the employer

Days Garage was founded by Mr John Day in 1957. Days Garage was established from a country garage in Merle Common Oxted. Originally repairing horse driven carts, times moved fast to servicing and repairing motor vehicles.

Ivor Stamp took over the business in 1976 and has built the business on his strong values of serving and supporting the local community. Offering a free local collection and delivery service, highly trained staff able to cope with all makes and model of vehicle and making sure all the garages are equipped with the very latest equipment and technology. Oxted garage is in walking distance to the local Hurst green station.

In the 1990s Days Garage had the opportunity to take over the garage in Hurst Green, Oxted. Predominantly a body shop back then, but now equipped with an MOT bay and new spray booth this is arguably one of our busiest sites. The Bodyshop is fast gaining an excellent reputation for its high standard of workmanship, and restoration of classic vehicles.

Inevitably Days Garage outgrew the small mechanical repair Merle Common premises. In the hunt for new premises in 2003 Days Garage took on extra premises in Godstone. However, in 2006 went on to take over another site in Edenbridge. With the help of a young enthusiastic team these garages are successful and well established in their own right.


Days Garage


Unit 6

Little Browns Lane



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bromley College of Further & Higher Education


Apprenticeship Team 020 3954 4956


On programme Training:

  • Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English
  • EU’s 2014 F-gas regulation.
  • Institute of Apprenticeship Certificate

End-Point Assessment

  • Apprentice Showcase
  • Practical Observation
  • Summative portfolio

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)

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