Heritage Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Mechanical – Classic Vehicle restoration) Langley 4x4

Langley 4x4 are recruiting for a Mechanical Heritage Engineering Apprentice. This is a rare opportunity to work with one of the Hertfordshire’s leading land-Rover specialists. The successful applicant will join a team of specialist engineers assisting with the repair, restoration, preservation and renovation of the Land-Rover marque old and new .

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.28/hour - Applicant’s age, experience and qualifications vary; therefore, the starting salary may vary based on these factors.

    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

    Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

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

·       You will assist highly skilled engineers with preservation, maintenance and restoration of classic and modern Land-Rovers and Range Rovers

·       You will be taught about the history and development of vehicles, components and materials, servicing, 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?

Qualification: 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 Langley 4x4 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, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade GCSE Grades 4 to 9 or 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. Application Process: The Heritage Skills Academy (HSA) Recruitment Team will process and acknowledge your application within two working days. You will receive an APTEM invite and an email from the Recruitment Team to start your application. HSA will invite you in for an initial assessment. If successful, you will be shortlisted and put forward for an interview and trial with Langley 4x4. If unsuccessful in your application, Heritage Skills Academy will discuss alternative apprenticeship options with you.

About the employer

At Langley 4x4, we are experts in all things classic, custom and Land Rover. We are independent Land Rover specialists, providing customers with high quality servicing, repairs, restorations, parts and accessories, and vehicle storage. From mechanical works and MOTs to bodywork repairs and restorations of classic models, our team of expert engineers pride themselves on the personalised service we offer to our customers. This is a great opportunity to join an enthusiastic and close-knit team.


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Training provider



Janice Pitchforth


07973 844025

Apprenticeship standard

Heritage engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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