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Service Technician Apprenticeship Sidegate Motors Ltd

This exciting apprenticeship programme is ideal for someone who is looking to begin their journey to becoming a qualified service technician and who wants to develop a long-term career with an ambitious automotive brand.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jan 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

    Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm, however each of our dealers will have different requirements.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    30 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The role of a Vehicle Service Technician is to maintain, service and repair vehicles to a consistently high standard.  Our dealers use some of the most advanced service equipment and techniques in the world making this a great time to start your career with Stellantis.

The below explanation is a guide to support you in understanding what the role might entail.

Light Vehicle Service Technicians service and repair light vehicles such as cars up to 3.5 tonnes. Technicians are trained in all areas of vehicle mechanics and electronics, from engine and exhaust systems to air conditioning and security features.

The duties of a Light Vehicle Service Technician may include:

  • Servicing vehicles – carrying out checks and maintenance according to the manufacturers’ guidelines
  • Repairing and replacing faulty parts and components
  • Advising the Service Receptionists about required repairs
  • Producing time estimates
  • Maintaining repair and service records

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication and listening skills 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Safety conscious 
  • Well organised and patient 
  • Comfortable with the use of up to date technology 
  • Practical

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn
  • Team working/working with others
  • Motivation for the role/automotive and engineering interest
  • Personal responsibility and career ownership
  • Problem solving

Desired qualifications

Prior attainment: GCSE (or equivalent) grade A*-C/9-4 in English and maths. Predicted grades are accepted.

Equivalent' grades include:

  • BTEC First Diplomas and Certificates
  • OCR Nationals
  • Key Skills Level 2
  • NVQs
  • Functional Skills Level 2

Future prospects

  • There are lots of opportunities to develop your career within our expanding dealer network
  • Your early development is carefully mapped through your apprenticeship journey with your learning focussed toward achieving an industry recognised qualification that's recognised across the motor industry
  • This is the grounding for your future development within the network and opportunities exist, once qualified, to further develop your skills and to move into new roles

Things to consider

  • We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group and appointment will be based on merit alone. Being committed to equal opportunities, if you have a disability please state this during the application process
  • Measures will be put in place to support you through your application and the apprenticeship journey

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

Welcome to Sidegate Motors


We are Sidegate Motorpark, the latest expansion of Sidegate Motors Ltd. With over 45 years’ experience selling quality used cars and vans, it’s safe to say you are buying from the best. We also have 35 years experience as a Peugeot franchised dealer. During this time we have won numerous awards for customer satisfaction including the prestigious Peugeot Gold Lion Dealer on numerous occasions. This award is only presented to the very best in the dealer network and is something we are very proud to have achieved.

All our 200+ used vehicles in stock all prepared to a high standard having undergone a 100+ point safety check and every vehicle includes a comprehensive warranty. We won’t be beaten on price, all vehicles include our 50 mile Price Guarantee. We can provide flexible finance packages to suit any budget and we can normally find a solution for all credit types. This includes no deposit options which are available on most vehicles, subject to status.

Additionally, if we don't have it we will find it for you through our supplied to order service. So, if you have viewed them all, test driven a couple and narrowed it down to a specific model or budget we will consult with our carefully selected partners and locate your dream vehicle.

It doesn't stop there though! We have our own large Peugeot & Citroen Authorised Repairer workshop. Providing servicing, MOTs and vehicle maintenance, we are equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment to work on all makes of vehicle. Our highly trained workforce have the ability and expertise to quality check every vehicle we offer for sale as well as maintaining your vehicle and after your purchase.

We are family owned and family run, this means that at Sidegate Motorpark your treated as more than a number. Our passion is providing customers with the right car for them at a great price. We want our family to look after your family’s motoring needs from first car to last. We are proud to boast Sidegate Motorpark is the best way to find your next vehicle!


Sidegate Motors Ltd


Gapton Hall Road

Great Yarmouth

NR31 0NL

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Calex UK Ltd


Calex UK Recruitment

  • Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle) standard level 3
  • We will support you to gain your Functional Skills if you require them in maths and English
  • All of our Apprentices are employed through the Dealer Network and attend weeklong block training at out state of the art Training Centre in Coventry
  • Block training is complemented by a combination of regular coaching visits from one of our experienced Coaches as well as Virtual Classroom sessions and E-Learning modules

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jan 2022