Service Technician Apprenticeship - Northgate Vehicle Hire Waltham Cross NORTHGATE VEHICLE HIRE LIMITED

The role of a Light Commercial Vehicle Service Technician is to maintain, service, and repair vehicles to a consistently high standard. In this role, you will typically work with Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV, or Van) with a gross weight of no more than 3.5 metric tonnes.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 16 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

    A typical working week could be 40 hours Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm, however, each of our Redde Northgate branches may have different requirements.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprenticeship is geared towards training the next generation of Light Commercial Vehicle Service Technicians. But what does the role involve?

The role varies slightly by the employer, based upon the specific needs within the location. The explanation below is therefore a guide to support you in understanding what the role might entail.

Technicians service and repair light vehicles (e.g., Vans) up to 3.5 tonnes. Technicians are trained in all areas of vehicle mechanics and electronics, from engine and exhaust systems to air conditioning and security features. The duties may include:

  • Service & Compliance – carrying out checks and maintenance according to the manufacturers’ guidelines.
  • Repairing and replacing faulty parts and components.
  • Advising the Service Workshop Controller about the required repairs.
  • Maintaining repair and service records.
  • Vehicle diagnostics.

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

Our apprenticeship program is an excellent way of ensuring we have high-quality people working with our brand today and in the future. We're looking for ambitious candidates ready to take ownership of their development, work hard to achieve their potential, and grow with an ambitious employer.

The program lasts for at least 30 months, and you'll achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) qualification as well as essential hands-on work experience.

Before the Standard is met, all apprentices must hold a certificate that meets the EU’s 2014 F-gas regulation.

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician - light vehicle / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Additional training and personal development will continue once the apprenticeship has been completed and you are a fully qualified level 3 Technician.

We will support you to gain your Functional Skills if you require them in Maths and English.

All of our apprentices are employed by our dealer network or one of our program partners, and attend week-long block training at our state-of-the-art Training Centre in Coventry.

Block training is complemented by a combination of regular coaching visits from one of our experienced coaches, as well as Virtual Classroom sessions and E-Learning modules.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There are lots of opportunities to develop your career within our expanding network. Your early development is carefully mapped through your apprenticeship journey with your learning focussed toward achieving an industry qualification.

This is the grounding for your future development within the network and opportunities exist, once qualified, to further develop your skills and to move into new roles.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

About the employer

Starting in 1981, Northgate has grown to be the UK’s largest B2B light commercial vehicle rental and mobility solutions provider. Our mission is to give businesses the reliable vans they need with minimum fuss. This is backed up by a high-quality maintenance program and 24/7 breakdown cover on all our vehicles, as well as our investment in our own state of the art workshops. Since 2020, we have been part of Redde Northgate plc, whose vision is to be the leading supplier of integrated mobility solutions and automotive services to a wide range of businesses and customers.




New Ford Rd, Waltham Cross


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Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician - light vehicle

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Oct 2023