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Heritage Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Classic Vehicle Coachbuilding) CLARK AND CARTER RESTORATIONS LIMITED

Clark and Carter have vacancies for two coachbuilding Apprentices - This Coachbuilding Apprenticeship offers a unique opportunity to work with a world-class team of talented historic engineers, assist in the preservation and restoration of the world’s finest vehicles and prepare them for national 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

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This apprenticeship combines old-school coachbuilding with the use of cutting-edge technology.

Apprentices will be taught about the history and development of materials and vehicle construction, hand skills, technical drawing and pattern development, welding, fabrication including:

  • Bending
  • Folding
  • Shrinking and stretching
  • Wheeling
  • Making bucks
  • Removal and replacement of components

The successful applicant will work with Master Coachbuilders creating unique components for iconic vehicles.

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

The ‘Heritage Engineering Level 3 Apprenticeship’ is a nationally recognised qualification delivered by ‘HSA’ from its Coachbuilding Academy based at ‘Brooklands Museum’ in Surrey. 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 highly 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, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

There is a high expectation that successful candidates will work hard, be conscientious and represent the company well on all occasions. Appearance, attitude, timekeeping, and personal presentation will all be considered throughout the interview process.

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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