Apprentice Vehicle Technician Lawtons of Tadcaster

Working alongside experienced technicians to undertake servicing, maintenance and general repair of new and used motor vehicles.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Hours will increase to 42 per week, working alternate Saturday mornings once working hours restrictions are lifted due to age

  • Working week

    Mon – Fri between 8am – 5pm. Alternate Sat mornings 8am – 12pm (when working hour restrictions permit).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Assisting the vehicle technicians to undertake:

  • Car & commercial vehicle servicing
  • Car & commercial vehicle diagnostics
  • Vehicle MOTs
  • New & used car sales servicing & preparation
  • Used the latest Ford new vehicle diagnostics & technology
  • Workshop general cleanliness and health & safety

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

Qualifications received:

  • Autocare Technician Apprenticeship Level 2

What will I study?
Apprentices would typically be based at a garage location; however this can vary from garage to garage depending on the business. As an apprentice you will develop an understanding of health and safety within the workplace. You will learn to work to strict deadlines and work closely with others within a team. As you develop your repair knowledge you will increase your skills and performance and become a valuable team member.

An Autocare Technician carries out a range of services and repairs to cars, car derived vans and light goods vehicles, working in an ‘Autocare’ or ‘Fast-Fit’ Centre. An Autocare Technician requires a unique combination of technical, retail and customer service skills. They will use a range of tools, measuring and diagnostic equipment to identify and repair simple system faults.

Method of delivery:
Apprentices attend College on day release for the duration of the two years and train/work with the employer for the remainder of the week. At College they will attain the knowledge required to complete the apprenticeship and the work-based assessor will visit the workplace to carry out reviews and practical observations in conjunction with the employer training.

How will I be assessed?
You must be competent and have covered all the criteria to be deemed ready for End-Point Assessment (EPA), and achieve passes in all relevant Functional Skills qualifications. The EPA components include:

  • Knowledge test
  • Practical observation
  • Professional review (supported by portfolio)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To become employed at Lawtons as a fully qualified vehicle technician with potential for Ford manufacturer training and progression through the Henry Ford training college, including electric vehicles.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 2 other subjects (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

Things to consider

Need to be able to get to/from work. After you submit your application, please look out for an email from You must reply, otherwise your application will not be considered

About the employer

Established family oriented Ford franchised dealership, selling new and used Ford vehicles for the past 35 years and undertaking vehicle servicing, MOT and general maintenance.


Lawtons of Tadcaster





LS24 8EA

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Training provider



Business Partnerships


Apprenticeship standard

Autocare technician

Level 2 (GCSE)

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