Heritage Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Classic Vehicle Coachbuilding) Classic Dreamworks

Classic Dreamworks are classic restoration specialists who can cater for all of your motoring needs. They carry out bespoke panel fabrication, weld and rust repair, race car preparation and roll cage installation. They have a vacancy for one coachbuilding apprentice to join its team of restoration engineers working on all marques of classic vehicles. This apprenticeship combines classic coachbuilding skills with the use of cutting-edge technology.

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Closing date: 15 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.00/hour - Applicant’s age, experience and qualifications vary; therefore, the starting salary may vary based on these factors.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working with highly specialist teams, apprentices will be taught about:

  • The history and development of materials and vehicle construction
  • Hand skills, technical drawing and pattern development, working with composite materials
  • Welding, fabrication including bending, folding, shrinking, and stretching, wheeling, making jigs and bucks
  • Removal and replacement of components

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 certification 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 Classic Dreamworks 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, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 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

Classic Dreamworks has been formed from a life long passion for classic motor vehicles with over 35 years of experience of repair and restoration. The workshop is fully equipped and can cater for a full restoration or just running repairs with a wealth of experience across all marques. Carry out work such as bespoke panel fabrication, weld and rust repairs, race car preparation and roll cage installation It’s the ultimate one stop shop for classic vehicle restoration.


Classic Dreamworks






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Training provider



Kyra Hill


07920 038050

Apprenticeship standard

Heritage engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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