Apprentice Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Light Vehicle Level 3 CAHILL MOTOR SERVICES (DORCHESTER) LTD

We're seeking an ambitious person keen to develop a long-term career within Motor Vehicle. You will be supported by trained technicians, whilst getting involved in the testing, servicing and repair of cars and light commercial vehicles.

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30 - 5.30 1 hour unpaid lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    03 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • You will be involved in the testing, servicing and repair of light vehicles, intitially assisting current technicians and as time progresses having the opportuntity to become hands on and working independently
  • You will be proactive in keeping a clean working environment
  • Assist in fault finding and providing solutions
  • Adhere to Health and Safety rules and policies

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

The apprenticeship training is delivered through a combination of workplace learning and regular college attendance 1 day a week. This training will teach you the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Motor Vehicle Service and Mantenance Technician (light vehicle) Level 3 apprenticeship standard. On completion the apprentice will receive Motor Vehicle Service and Mantenance Technician (light vehicle) Level 3 qualification. Functional Skills in maths and English may also be required depending on current level.   

Before the Standard is met, all apprentices must take and achieve a certificate that meets the EU's 2014 F-gas regulation. (This will be done as part of the apprenticeship).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The opportunity to become an MOT Tester.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


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

Things to consider

You MUST be prepared to commit to your work and training for the duration of the apprenticeship. In some cases, you may be required to have a telephone interview with Yeovil College prior to your application being passed on. If a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date, it may close earlier so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

Established in 2011, we provide an honest and reliable service at all times and are proud to offer our full range of services to new and existing customers both in Dorchester and the surrounding areas. At Cahill Motor Services, we have worked hard to build a reputation for offering a trusted and ‘value for money’ service to all our customers in Dorchester. We understand the importance of good customer service, with the majority of our work gained through positive word of mouth and repeat custom. Our Dorchester car mechanics are fully qualified and experienced in working with all types of vehicle, completing all work to the highest of standards at a very competitive price. Our mechanics are on hand to offer free, valuable advice on Car Servicing, MOT and Car Repairs and are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your vehicle.








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Training provider



Wendy Jenkins


Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)

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