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Heritage Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Mechanical – Classic Vehicle restoration) CLARK AND CARTER RESTORATIONS LIMITED

Clark and Carter have a vacancy for a Mechanical Apprentice. This Apprenticeship offers a unique opportunity to work with a world-class team of talented heritage engineers, assist in the preservation and restoration of the world’s finest vehicles including Rolls-Royce and other iconic brands, and prepare them for customers and international events.

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Closing date: 14 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.00/hour Applicant’s age, experience and qualifications vary; therefore, the starting salary may vary based on these factors.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday,8.00am – 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working with a highly skilled team combining old-school engineering and cutting-edge technology.

You will assist skilled engineers with maintenance and restoration of a range of classic vehicles and be taught about the history and development of vehicle systems, components and materials, engine servicing and tuning, transmissions and drivetrains, chassis, suspension, steering, braking and electrics. 

The programme also includes:

  • Technical Drawing
  • Welding
  • Business studies and diagnostics

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


The ‘HET Level 3 Apprenticeship’ is a nationally recognised qualification delivered by ‘HSA’ from its Mechanical Academy based at ‘Bicester Heritage’ in Oxfordshire

Delivered over 42 months on a block release basis, you will attend your academy on average every 5 weeks for a 5-day block of training running from Monday to Friday, the remaining 80% of the time you will be working with your employer. If required, your employer will cover the Accommodation and travel costs

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • On completion of the Programme, you will be qualified as a Heritage Engineering Technician
  • Employment with Clark and Carter after completion of the apprenticeship is not guaranteed but very likely, subject to performance and a position being available
  • The classic vehicle industry is thriving and the companies that HSA work with are world-class.  Prospects for progression range from specialist technical roles to management positions and international work opportunities

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade GCSE Grades 4 to 9 or A-C) Essential

About the employer

Established in 1982 Clark & Carter Restorations Ltd. is a family run business that use both modern and traditional methods to restore and maintain classic and vintage cars with care and to the highest quality. Its highly skilled team of classic car experts, with extensive knowledge and many years' experience, have established an international reputation for craftsmanship which is evidenced by the number of awards its restorations have received over the years at events around the world.




Clark And Carter Restorations Shardloes Business Park

Church Road Cressing


CM77 8PN

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Training provider



Janice Pitchforth

07973 844025

Apprenticeship standard

Heritage engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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