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Apprentice Light Vehicle Technician D L H Cars & Commercials

Looking to start your career within the motor trade? DLH Cars & Commercials in Wimborne have a great opportunity available to join their team. Throughout your apprenticeship you will learn a variety of practical skills as well as leading industry knowledge. Interested? Apply today!

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Closing date: 24 Oct 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

    Your working week will be Monday to Friday (0800-1700) The garage is also open on a Saturday and you will be expected to undertake weekend work (0800-1300) Depending on the successful candidate's age, they will work between 40-45 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    27 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

While working for DLH Cars & Commercials you will be working as a Level 3 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technician and undertake your apprenticeship training with Paragon Skills. You will be continuously developing your knowledge and skills while learning all aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair.

Your apprenticeship training will be split between a combination of workplace and academy learning on day release. Once a week, you will attend Paragon Skills Automotive Academy where you will work towards completing your apprenticeship modules and demonstrate your practical abilities and competencies in our multi-functioning workshops.

As a Light Vehicle Apprentice, your day to day duties will include, but are not limited to;

  • Assisting other technicians with vehicle maintenance, repairs and servicing
  • Assisting with keeping the workshop clean and tidy
  • Shadowing workplace mentor for a variety of tasks
  • Develop and build hand skills
  • Learning to maintain and repair customers vehicles
  • Speaking with customers to ensure they are aware of work being carried out on their vehicle
  • Take bookings, payments and other basic office administration, as required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good English skills, both written and verbal
  •  Good knowledge of cars

Personal qualities

  • Hard-working
  • Dedicated and committed to own learning and development
  • A driving license is preferred but not essential
  • Passion for the auto sector

Desired qualifications

You will require a minimum of GCSE or equivalent Grade 2/3 (D/E) in both English and maths to be accepted onto the programme. You will be fully supported through the programme to complete your functional skills exams.  

Future prospects

Subject to successful completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be the possibility for full time employment with the garage. You may also have the opportunity to further enhance your industry knowledge by studying hybrid vehicles, air conditioning and other industry commercial qualifications.

Things to consider

Please consider how you will get to both work and college. 

About the employer

Here at D L H Cars and Commercials, we’ve been dealing with all makes and models of vehicles for over 30 years. We can offer a comprehensive list of services; from car repairs and car servicing, clutches and exhaust repair to MOTs and vehicle diagnostics.

As a family run, independent garage, we pride ourselves on offering a friendly, reliable service with high quality workmanship. Most of our customers find us via word of mouth; a testament to the quality of service that we provide.

We service Ringwood, Verwood, Ferndown & surrounding areas. We are a long established garage services company you can trust.


D L H Cars & Commercials


Unit 27

Liberty Close


BH21 6SY

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Paragon Skills For Industry


Owen Spencer

Paragon Skills have a well-developed automotive academy in both light vehicle and heavy vehicle with a multi-functioning workshop to undertake servicing, repairs and diagnostics. We deliver high quality training programmes to learners across the South Coast by our experienced industry lead personal tutors. Your training will be a split combination between classroom and workshop work in our head academy in Bournemouth, Dorset and work-based learning with your employer. 

Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider supporting over 4,000 learners through their training, and 1,500 organisations to consistently deliver high quality Apprenticeships across their businesses. Paragon Skills achieves some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry. Its extensive experience across multiple specialisms has contributed to an overall achievement rate of 71.4% (2018/19) exceeding the national average of 65.6%, and holds an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating.

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)

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