Motor Vehicle Apprentice CENTURY TRADING LIMITED

Light Vehicle Service and Maintenance apprentices service and repair light vehicles such as cars up to 3.5 tonnes. They will be trained in all areas of vehicle mechanics and electronics, from engine and exhaust systems to air conditioning, security features and MOT's.

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Closing date: 13 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage will increase after performance reviews.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. Saturday 8am to 12pm.

    Total hours per week: 45

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

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Typical tasks include:

  • Finding and identifying mechanical faults, for example in the brakes, gears or fuel pumps
  • Checking for problems in newer vehicles with testing equipment connected to the vehicle's electronic control unit (ECU)
  • Advising owners on the repairs needed and how critical they are
  • Providing time and cost estimates for jobs
  • Carrying out repairs, which could include replacing damaged parts
  • Carrying out routine servicing and checks

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

  • Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)
    Level 3 (A level)
  • Before the Standard is met, all apprentices must hold a certificate that meets the EU’s 2014 F-gas regulation
  • Functional skills maths and English Level 2 (If required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Further progression may well be available in other areas within our sector, upon successful completion of Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

Saturday shift is compulsory.

About the employer

Dartmouth Service Station is a garage based in Sydenham. We specialise in vehicle maintenance and repairs, MOTs, servicing and diagnostics.







SE26 4QZ

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Training provider



Mason Ward


Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)

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