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Heritage Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Mechanical – Classic Vehicle restoration) MOTORVATION

This Mechanical Heritage Engineering Apprenticeship vacancy offers a unique opportunity to work with a team of specialist engineers. The successful applicant will assist with the repair, restoration, classic race/rally car preparation and preservation of all marques of classic vehicles including Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Datsun and Triumph.

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Closing date: 03 Mar 2023

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, 9.00am - 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Jan 2023

  • 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.

Duties include:

  • You will assist highly skilled engineers with preservation, maintenance and restoration of a broad range of classic vehicles
  • 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 
  • It also includes Technical Drawing, welding, business studies and advanced diagnostics

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


  • The ‘HET Level 3 Apprenticeship’ is a nationally recognised qualification 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 Motorvation 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, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 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

Motorvation has over 30 years experience in restoring classic cars to their former glory. This is a unique opportunity for an apprentice to begin an exciting career working on a wide range of vehicles including exotica, historic rally, race and common classics. It is an outfit of skilled engineers able to undertake repairs, services, sympathetic restorations, or complete nut and bolt restorations to all marques of vehicle. It offers a complete range of skills and projects.








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Training provider



Kyra Hill

07920 038050

Apprenticeship standard

Heritage engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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