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Autocare Apprentice Palmers Tyres Ltd

Palmers Tyres are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join their team as an Autocare Apprentice. The successful candidate will work towards a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Autocare

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Closing date: 09 Nov 2021

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

    Monday – Friday 40 hours 8.30 – 5.30 30 minus lunch

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    30 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    10 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Key Responsibilities

  • Vehicle Diagnostics (Faults)
  • Vehicle repairs after initial diagnostics
  • Servicing
  • MOT Preparation
  • MOT Repairs
  • Customer service
  • Tyre fitting

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong interest/knowledge in the motor vehicle trade (preferable)
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Methodical and organised
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines

Personal qualities

  • Good communication
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Hardworking
  • Flexible
  • Trustworthy
  • Quick minded
  • Confident
  • Polite

Desired qualifications

Preferred A-D in Maths and English or equivalent

Future prospects

Permanent employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment.

Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. For example, if you already have a Level 4 qualification you still may be able to complete an apprenticeship at any level providing you meet the eligibility criteria and are learning substantive new skills. Please note; if you have been progressed, you will be contacted to complete a telephone interview. Please expect to receive a call from us within 5 working days. Applicants must go through this telephone procedure for your application to be progressed. 

Please be aware that as Northern Skills Group provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

Minimum wage
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £4.30 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 £6.45 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.70 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).

About the employer

Palmers Tyres specialise in offering a comprehensive tyre service to all the surrounding districts, they have six fully equipped service vans covering all areas listed below:

Darlington / Durham / Newton Aycliffe / Bishop Auckland / Barnard Castle / Richmond / Northallerton and Teesside


Palmers Tyres Ltd


Unit 17

Nestfield Industrial Estate



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Northern Skills Group

Level 2 qualification in Autocare

Technical Certificate

Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (where required)

Day release class

Apprenticeship standard

Autocare technician

Level 2 (GCSE)

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