Apprentice Mechanic Thirkell's Garage

To be part of a fast-moving independent garage dealing with many different makes of vehicles. Preferably have a little bit of knowledge in light vehicle repairs. You will learn the way vehicles operate, how to communicate well, understand how their workshop and garage functions from a commercial perspective.

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Closing date: 15 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, 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Removing and replacing bolts, screws and clips
  • Checking the function of a wide range of fitted motor accessories
  • Using diagnostic, mechanical and electrical measuring equipment


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

  • Motor Vehicle Service And Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Training will be one day a week at Milltech Training Ltd

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • This garage has a history of retaining their successful apprentices

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Driving License Preferred


GCSE or equivalent English and Math (Grade 4 or above) Desired

About the employer

Here at Thirkell’s we are a family ran business established in 1969 and have steadily grown over the years. We started from a workshop at Handel Street, Millfield, then moved our Motor Vehicle Sales Dept. to Hylton Road, next came our department at Stockton Road, which was our city centre MOT testing station.


Thirkell's Garage





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Training provider



Georgia Devine

0191 5100 414

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician - light vehicle

Level 3 (A level)

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