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Apprentice Automotive Mechanic/Engineer JVS - Japanese Vehicle Specialists

JVS are looking for a bright, enthusiastic Apprentice Mechanic to join their team within a busy workshop. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full time employment following the apprenticeship. You will use a range of diagnostic equipment and report faults using company procedures and recommend suitable further actions. You will be servicing and repairing light vehicles such as cars and vans, working on all the systems found in the vehicle.

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Closing date: 27 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,255.40 to £22,230.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Shifts/days to be confirmed between 7.30am – 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 45.0

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    39 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • MOT and service preparation
  • Fault diagnosis and repair
  • Obtain diagnostic and repair information
  • Interpret diagnostic information and use electrical wiring diagrams to determine system serviceability
  • Use a range of diagnostic equipment
  • Follow recognised diagnostic procedures, logical diagnostic sequence and apply advanced diagnostic principles and problem-solving techniques to establish faults
  • Report faults using company procedures and recommend suitable further actions
  • Follow recognised repair procedures to complete a wide range of repairs

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

The apprenticeship standard you will be studying is Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Level 3.

You will attend Newark College on a day release basis starting in September 2023. 

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression to supervisory/team leader role, opportunity to work on heavy vehicles on successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Initiative, Pay attention to detail, Practical and hands on, Ability to solve problems, Willing to ask questions, Ability to concentrate, Able to follow instructions


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade A*/9 – C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Driving licence preferred but not essential.

About the employer

JVS are a family owned, independent Japanese vehicle specialist, located in Lincoln in the East Midlands. Formerly known as Toyotek, we are pleased to be able to expand further into the Japanese vehicle market following an increase in our workforce and the acquisition of some state-of-the-art equipment. We are a customer-focused, dedicated team with many years of technician and dealer experience. Our qualified technicians will ensure that your car is in safe hands. We are a family run business, trading successfully since 2012 with a trustworthy reputation through many customer referrals.


JVS - Japanese Vehicle Specialists






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Training provider



Learner Engagement Team


Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)

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