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Heritage Engineering Apprenticeship (Mechanical – Veteran, Edwardian and Vintage Classic Vehicles) KENWORTHY & CO VINTAGE MOTOR WORKS LTD

Kenworthy & Co Vintage Motor Works is offering a Mechanical Apprenticeship specialising in Veteran, Edwardian and Vintage classic motor cars. Based close to Stanstead Airport, this specialist team has established a world class reputation for excellence. This apprenticeship is designed to preserve the knowledge and skills for future generations.

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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 8am - 5:30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

A unique opportunity to become a Specialist Vintage Engineer working on world-famous marques assisting with full restoration, service and repair, you will combine old-school engineering and cutting-edge technology.

You will be taught the history and development of vehicle systems, components and materials.

  • Servicing, repair and renovation of transmissions and drivetrains
  • Servicing, repair and renovation of chassis
  • Servicing, repair and renovation of suspension
  • Servicing, repair and renovation of steering, braking
  • Servicing, repair and renovation of electrics, technical drawing, welding, business studies and advanced diagnostics

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

Qualification: The ‘HET 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 Kenworthy and Co 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, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade GCSE Grades 4 to 9 (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

Kenworthy & Co Vintage Motor Works was founded by Lee Kenworthy with a vision to fulfil a lifelong ambition working on Vintage motor cars from an era he should have been born into. It has established an international reputation for the quality of work on classic marques including Rolls-Royce & Bentley. It has won numerous awards at national and international rallies and competitions and offers a rare opportunity for an enthusiastic engineer to join world-renowned team of specialist Engineers.




Hatfield Broad Oak, Bishop's Stortford,

CM22 7BU

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Training provider



Janice Pitchforth


Apprenticeship standard

Heritage engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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