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Apprentice Motorcycle Service Technician John Banks Ltd

An exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work alongside qualified Honda technicians where you will be fully trained in all aspects of maintenance and repair of Motorcycles.

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

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Closing date: 01 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (Occasional Saturdays) times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    15 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    27 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

An exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work alongside qualified Honda technicians where you will be fully trained in all aspects of maintenance and repair of motorcycles from routine servicing to electrical fault diagnostics.

  • You will be an Apprentice service and diagnostic motorcycle technician in a busy workshop environment
  • You will carry out tasks relevant to maintaining and repairing motorcycles
  • To assist qualified technicians with servicing and repairs
  • To observe best work practices, develop and maintain skills levels in all aspects of repair, service and maintenance of motorcycles
  • To maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • To maintain personal standards of dress, cleanliness and hygiene, consistent with the standards laid down by the Company
  • To be responsible for the safety of yourself and others, using protective equipment when required
  • To develop and maintain a thorough and current product knowledge
  • To ensure a consistently high level of quality and workmanship
  • To advise the Workshop Controller or Service Advisor of any additional work necessary on a vehicle during servicing
  • Assistance with any other tasks as required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • All we ask is that you are committed to the Apprenticeship Programme for 3 years and have the passion and ambition to grow into a highly skilled Motorcycle Service Technician
  • Work experience within the industry would be advantageous
  • Good communication skills
  • Problem solving and decision making skills

Personal qualities

  • Team orientated
  • Positive outlook
  • Willing to learn and follow instructions
  • Evident interest and enthusiasm for automotive vehicles and the industry
  • Results orientated
  • Committed to providing high quality work

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) are preferred but other candidates may apply.

Future prospects

Possible career progression opportunities include Master Technician, Service or Aftersales Department Management or even Dealership Management.

Things to consider

  • Candidates must live within a realistic commutable distance of the vacancy (This will be dictated by the Employer)
  • Ambition and a challenging spirit is the heart of Honda’s success so if you want to be a part of this, our Apprenticeship Programme is for you

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

Without travelling too far from our starting town, the John Banks Group has come a long way from the small garage and petrol station in Bury St Edmunds set up in the early 1970's to its current eight locations running along the A14 corridor in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.
Today, the Company has in excess of 125 staff and handles over £65 million worth of business annually.

The privately owned family business is now ranked as one of the Top 200 Dealer Groups in the UK and has risen in the rankings over the past years which proves we continue to serve the area and the community growing and building our brand whilst focusing on the relationship with customers and staff alike through new outlets of social media as well as good old fashioned conversation in the showroom.

We host main franchises for Honda Cars and Honda Motorcycles at the head office location in Bury St Edmunds making it an ideal destination centre as well as offering Suzuki cars while our Ipswich site holds two large franchises for both Honda and Suzuki having been trading in Ipswich since 1998. We also feature all brands of used cars specifically selected by our dedicated used car purchasing team from outlets throughout the UK and direct from the manufacturers.
At Cambridge we now hold franchises for Honda Cars as well as Honda Motorcycles, Renault and Dacia cars and Renault commercial vans
The group handles all aspects of motor vehicle requirements including sales, servicing, parts, MOT, hire, and finance solutions for customers as well as motorcycle helmets, clothing, accessories, repair and customising of all types of motorcycles.
We specialise in offering low rate finance solutions and packages for all our customers through a transparent and dedicated in-house facility with finance packages on our new cars being at over 90% of all cars sold and used cars over 40% finance penetration on our excellent terms. We also offer vehicle protection in the form of insurances which are all discussed on an individual basis with our customers. Full details of what finance products are offered are shown in our Vehicle Protection pages.

Whilst having grown to a company of mid economic size primarily over the past twenty five years, the John Banks Group remains a close-knit family concern. Currently, the Chief Executive, the Managing Director and the Sales Director of the company are the children of the founder, five times British motocross champion and world contender in the 1960's John Banks, with the second generation of sons and daughters recently joining the Company in minority roles working their way up through the Company structure ensuring the continuity of the family business for the future.
Working closely in the community with charities and local organisations John Banks Director's like to give back to the local area and try to assist in charity support as well as growth and development throughout the areas we trade in continually assessing needs and assistance to worthy causes to continue to create a growth.
We are continually looking for forward thinking staff to join our growing team, if you feel you have the integrity, reliability and work ethic required to join our team please do not hesitate to view our recruitment pages.

We are very proud of our founder John Banks and the history of the motorcycle racing profession that he enjoyed before starting the motorcycle franchise back in the 1970's and you can see here a little bit of that history with John Banks in his racing years - at the end you will see our current CEO "holding the trophy"!


John Banks Ltd


Kempson Way

Bury St. Edmunds

IP32 7AR

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Training provider

Raytheon Professional Services

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Raytheon systems Ltd


Kirsty Stroud 01302 837070

  • Training consists of 17 weeks block training over a 3 year period with the remainder of your time being spent at a Honda retailer where practical training and guidance will be provided
  • You will be working towards an Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) along with Functional Skills in maths and English at Level 2
  • Honda Challenge Personal Development Programme
  • You will also work towards Honda internal qualifications
  • As part of your training, you will attend our Honda Apprenticeship technical centre in Bracknell for block release training. (Accommodation & transport costs will be covered by your employer)

Apprenticeship standard

Motorcycle technician (repair and maintenance)

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Nov 2021