Apprentice Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician - Shaftesbury, Dorset MELBURY VEHICLE SERVICE LTD

Light Vehicle Service and Maintenance apprentices service and repair light vehicles such as cars up to 3.5 tonnes. You will be trained in all areas of vehicle mechanics and electronics, from engine and exhaust systems to air conditioning and security features. Expect a high-quality training package with excellent career prospects.

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Closing date: 15 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Typically 8.30am - 17.30pm Monday to Friday, Sat 8.30-12.30

    Total hours per week: 44

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

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • 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)
  • 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?

  • Our training partner will deliver a high-quality Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician programme here in our bodyshop.
  • No college attendance required.
  • You will work alongside a highly skilled mentor who will support you in becoming a skilled and qualified technician
  • Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle) (level 3)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of responsibility including a Service Manager, Master Technician and Dealership Principles. The opportunities are endless.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

About the employer

For over thirty years, Melbury Motor Company has been renowned for its commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, and competitive prices. Led by Chris and his team, the company has earned a reputation for providing excellence in customer service and offering high-quality vehicles. Melbury Motor Company offers a wide range of automotive services, including regular maintenance, repairs and inspections, and performance upgrades and customisations. With the expertise and resources to keep customers’ vehicles in tip-top shape, the company has become a reliable, trustworthy, and respected provider of car care.




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Training provider



Sim Yoxen

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)

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