Autocare Technician Apprentice WE FIT SERVICE CENTRE LTD

We Fit Service Centre, based in Newhaven are recruiting for an Autocare Technician Apprentice. This role would suit someone who has already done at least a year of college on a Motor Vehicle course. Your duties will include car repairs, MOT and services.

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Closing date: 06 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The salary may be more if you have previous experience.

    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, 8am-5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an employer we will teach you how to complete the following tasks:

  • Car repairs
  • MOT
  • Services
  • Exhausts
  • Fitting new batteries
  • Fitting new brakes
  • Diagnostics
  • Fixing air conditioning
  • Tyres
  • Clutches.

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

The successful apprentice will complete the Level 2 Autocare Technician Apprenticeship and receive either a grade Pass or Distinction. The employer welcomes applications from those that have already completed a Level 2 diploma at college, in which case we would be able to enrol you onto the Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship.

You will be required to come to East Sussex College’s, Eastbourne campus, once a week, term time only. In the holidays you will be expected to go to the employer, unless you have booked Annual Leave.

6 hours of your week will be spent on training. Training is anything you’re learning that is relevant to the apprenticeship. It will include day-release to college, meetings with your assessor, research, putting together your portfolio of evidence, being mentored, shadowing other members of staff, in-house training and much more. It will be your responsibility to log this training.

If you don’t have GCSEs in maths and English, at grade C/4 or above you will be required to complete Functional Skills in maths and English. Classes will run on the day of your day-release and you will have homework to complete. You will need to secure at least Level 1 Functional Skills and we will upskill you to Level 2.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A full-time job here at WEFIT.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Customer care skills, Organisational skills, Trustworthy, Reliable, Willing to learn new skills, Keen eye for detail, Dedication


GCSE or equivalent English Literature or Language and maths (Grade 4/C/Level 2 Functional Skills) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Motor Vehicle (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

The employer welcomes applications from those wishing to complete a Level 2 or Level 3 apprenticeship. Day-release will be once a week, from East Sussex College's Eastbourne campus. This is a mandatory part of the apprenticeship. We are looking for someone to start now onwards. We are based in Newhaven. Right next to Newhaven Harbour train station and also 5 mins from Newhaven Town train station. We also have buses that run at Newhaven town train station to Brighton and eastbourne. We have Lidls/McDonalds and a big Sainsburys. We also have a kitchen area upstairs in our building with a fridge and tea/coffee / microwave etc... A lot of employees bring their own lunch.

About the employer

We are a busy established garage, in Newhaven. We carry out all manners of mechanical/diagnostic repairs, MOTS and services and fit tyres.








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Training provider



Katie Parris


Apprenticeship standard

Autocare technician

Level 2 (GCSE)

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