Light Vehicle Apprentice -Hereford FORD RETAIL LIMITED

Ford Retail Ltd are offering an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work alongside qualified technicians. You will be fully trained in all aspects of maintenance and repair of light vehicles, from routine servicing to electrical fault diagnostics, MOT’s, vehicle maintenance and observing and assisting technicians.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 30 Oct 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

    Monday - Friday with some Saturdays required (40 hours max). Shifts are to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Servicing
  • MOT’s
  • 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?

Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Level 3 (light vehicle):

  • Servicing - working to manufacturer servicing guidelines to ensure the vehicle running at optimum performance
  • Maintenance - replacing parts that have wear and tear before they fail
  • Repair - diagnosing the reason for vehicle failure and fixing the problem
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • Before the standard is met, all apprentices must hold a certificate that meets the EU’s 2014 F-gas regulation

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A 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 careers within the specific interests they may have, progressing through their dealership and be an asset to Ford Motor Company.

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

Hartwell is a leading automotive group representing Ford car and commercial vehicles. From our beginnings in Oxfordshire, we now have 11 dealerships across the width of the country, from Hereford to Grimsby and many places in-between. If you want a fulfilling and busy career in the automotive industry where we bring excitement to your role each day, you could be the next person to join our team. Here at Hartwell Plc we are a business where initiative, excellent customer service and commitment are encouraged and success is certainly rewarded. If you are looking for a job behind the scenes then come and get your hands dirty with us. Or if it’s a customer facing role you are after and you feel you can bring that zest to our team then apply today. Over the last 100 years we are proud to have served many thousands of happy customers. Now, due to our continued growth of our sales and aftersales divisions, we are searching for top talent to help us further develop our business. Take a look at our many roles we have available today and wow us!




Roman Road

Centurion Way



You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider



Hannah Edwards


Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician - light vehicle

Level 3 (A level)

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.