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Apprentice light vehicle mechanic NL COMMERCIALS MANAGEMENT LTD

This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to have a career as a car mechanic. You will be working with experienced members of staff on a daily basis to achieve your qualification as an autocare technician.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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 8.00am - 5.30pm and Saturday 8.30am - 1.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    30 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate person to come on board as an apprentice vehicle technician, working on vehicles ranging from cars up to light commercial vans.

  • Use of diagnostic equipment to identify vehicle faults
  • Testing of parts and systems to ensure correct working
  • Following checklists to ensure all critical parts of vehicles are examined
  • Carrying out bumper to bumper overview, service, and inspection
  • Maintenance of electronic systems including on board entertainment systems
  • Undertaking / learning to repair and maintenance of vehicle parts including clutches, gearboxes, tyres, brakes and suspension, including timing belt replacement
  • Completion of legible and accurate paperwork for the customers and depot records
  • Maintenance of a clean and tidy work environment
  • Attending college on day release once a week

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Autocare Technician Technician Apprenticeship Level 2 - 30 months plus 3 months EPA.

This apprenticeship will be delivered through a mixture of college and work based learning. Successful candidates will attend our Printworks Campus one day per week to learn the skills / knowledge required to be successful within this role. They will also receive a visit once a month in their place of work from their assessor, where delivery will take place on a one to one basis. 

Employers must satisfy themselves that apprentices are ready for their end point assessment. Apprentices must demonstrate that they meet the following criteria:

  • Satisfactory completion of the formal training plan agreed with the apprentice by the employer
  • Sufficient evidence in the form of a portfolio to allow the apprentice to consistently demonstrate knowledge, skills and behaviours as described in the standard
  • Complete a minimum of 20% of their contracted hours allocated to off the job training

The end-point assessment is synoptic and takes place at the end of the apprentice’s learning and development (final three months). It will consist of a performance assessment in the workplace - logbook / portfolio of evidence. Knowledge / practical assessments and assignments.

These are carried out after the apprentice has met the required criteria to pass the Gateway process. The apprenticeship is graded a pass, distinction or fail based on performance in the end-point assessment.

Functional Skills qualifications (If required):

  • Functional Skill in English
  • Functional Skill in Maths
  • + Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • + Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential for progression onto the Level 3 apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 C) Essential

About the employer

NL Commercials is a vehicle hire company running a fleet of over 2500 vehicles, ranging in size from small cars right up to Tractor Units. We have four depots across the North of England based in Leeds, Batley, St Helens & Darlington.




Brown Avenue

Unit 16B


LS11 0EN

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Training provider



Leeds City College Apprenticeship team

0113 284 6464

Apprenticeship standard

Autocare technician

Level 2 (GCSE)

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