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Ford Masters Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Apprenticeship CHARLES EVESON CONSULTANCY LTD

An apprentice is required with Charles Eveson Consultancy Ltd. An exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work alongside qualified technicians where you will be fully trained in all aspects of maintenance and repair of light vehicles from routine servicing to electrical fault diagnostics.

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Closing date: 31 Dec 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

    Dates and times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

An exciting opportunity for the Apprentices to be trained using the latest diagnostic equipment to provide them with the relevant skills to react to the ever changing technological developments within the car industry.

Day to day tasks will always vary but will normally include:

  • Servicing
  • MOT’s
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Observing and assisting senior technicians
  • Car technicians will be expected to see whether components and systems are secure and working properly.

The Car Technicians jobs fall into three categories;

  • Servicing - working to manufacturer servicing guidelines to ensure vehicle running at optimum performance
  • Maintenance - replacing parts that have wear and tear before they fail   
  • Repair - diagnosing the reason for vehicle failure and fixing the problem     

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

Advanced Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle) Standard.

Not only will Apprentices be working and be trained within the garage they will attend a Ford approved college four times a year for two week periods to work towards to achieve their Ford Masters Technical Certificate. An advisor will visit at least every 6-8 weeks as part of a close support network to ensure that Apprentices are both enjoying and succeeding in their course.

An Apprentice’s training includes:

  • Industry recognised standard qualification
  • Functional Skills (ICT, maths and English)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A full time career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of responsibility including a Service Manager, Master Technician and Dealership Principles. The opportunities are endless. By having a highly regarded set of skills, Apprentices can go on to develop their career within the specific interests they may have, progressing through their dealership and be an asset to Ford Motor Company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade 4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

Interview and start dates will be dependent on the apprentice and business' needs.

About the employer

Kernahan of Witney was a privately owned, second generation family-run business which celebrated 50 years of trading in 2008. Owen Kernahan started the business in Oxford in 1958 and is still a regular visitor to the site - indeed he still owns it and we lease it from him! When Rover/MG closed in 2005, Kernahans appointed Ford and became one of the top retail dealers in the area. Following closure of the High Street site in August 2011, Charles Eveson struck a deal with the family to take over the Service, Parts and MOT workshops, already based on Station Lane in Witney. Just like the Kernahans, Charles has petrol in his blood - indeed he first met Martin Kernahan when they were both competing in rallying. All the High Street staff have stayed on following the move, and we are all very proud of the Kernahan heritage. It felt right to keep the well-known name of Kernahan alive, and we will ensure that reputation and great service tradition continues at Kernahan Service.







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Training provider



Lucy-Anne Walker

01923 216 165

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)

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