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Heritage Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Mechanical – Classic Vehicle restoration) WOOLMER CLASSIC ENGINEERING LTD

Woolmer Classic Engineering have a vacancy for one mechanical apprentice to work alongside its team of experienced restoration and historic racing engineers. This is a truly unique opportunity to join a team of talented engineers preparing and maintaining Austin Healey’s and other iconic road, race and rally cars from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s.

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Closing date: 31 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This apprenticeship combines old-school engineering with cutting-edge technology:

  • You will assist highly skilled engineers with complex maintenance and rebuild of a range of iconic Austin Healey’s
  • You will be taught about the history and development of vehicles, components and materials, servicing and tuning, transmissions and drivetrains, chassis, suspension, steering, braking and electrics
  • Training will also include 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 certification 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 Woolmer Classic Engineering 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, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

At Woolmer Classic Engineering Ltd. we are passionate about two things, quality of workmanship and customer satisfaction. We are a small team of experienced engineers and technicians with over 100 years’ experience between us of working on 50’s, 60’s and 70’s road, race & rally cars. Our restoration projects have won awards at both national and international events. We have been involved in the restoration and preparation of some of the most important Austin Healey’s in the world.







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Training provider



Kyra Hill

07920 038050

Apprenticeship standard

Heritage engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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