Ford Light Vehicle Apprentice - Witney Kernahan Service

An exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work alongside qualified technicians where you will be fully trained in all aspects of maintenance and repair of light vehicles, from routine servicing to electrical fault diagnostics.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Saturday 8.30am - 5.30pm. If Saturday is worked, you will get a day off during the week.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    02 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Servicing
  • MOTs
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Observing and assisting technicians
  • Car technicians will be expected to see whether components and systems are secure and working properly

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

  • Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) apprenticeship standard
  • Not only will Apprentices be working and be trained within the garage they will attend a Kia approved college to work towards achieving their L3 Standard in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair plus Functional Skills (if required)
  • A skills coach will visit at least every 28 days as part of a close support network to ensure that Apprentices are both enjoying and succeeding in their course

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A possible full-time 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.

By having a highly regarded set of skills, apprentices can go on to develop their career within the specific interests they may have, progressing through their dealership and be an asset to Ford Motor Group.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

No skills required, Full training will be provided


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

About the employer

Kernahan of Witney was a privately owned, second generation family-run business which celebrated 50 years of trading in 2008. Owen Kernahan started the business in Oxford in 1958, and is still a regular visitor to the site - indeed he still owns it and we lease it from him! When Rover/MG closed in 2005, Kernahans appointed Ford and became one of the top retail dealers in the area. Following closure of the High Street site in August 2011, Charles Eveson struck a deal with the family to take over the Service, Parts and MOT workshops, already based on Station Lane in Witney. Just like the Kernahans, Charles has petrol in his blood - indeed he first met Martin Kernahan when they were both competing in rallying. All the High Street staff have stayed on following the move, and we are all very proud of the Kernahan heritage. It felt right to keep the well known name of Kernahan alive, and we will ensure that reputation and great service tradition continues at Kernahan Service.


Kernahan Service





OX28 4YG

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Training provider



Hannah Edwards


Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)

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