Light Vehicle Apprentice - FW Abbott (Kettering) SKILLNET LIMITED

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 on cars.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Saturday, 08:30am - 05:30pm. 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 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

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

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 work at an approved college to work towards achieving their Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.

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.

An Apprentice’s training includes:

  • Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) apprenticeship standard
  • Vocational related qualification (technical certificate)
  • Electric Vehicle training
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A 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.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities



GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4+) Essential

About the employer

FW Abbott are pleased to tell you more about the services they can offer for customers of all makes of commercial vehicles and cars. Established in the early 1970's we pride ourselves in providing a wide range of customers with a more personalised and dedicated service to ensure that their vehicles are kept on the road and maintained to the highest standards. Our purpose-built workshops provide 9 bays where we carry out full inspections, servicing and repair right up to MOT presentation by our team of highly experienced DAF trained technicians. The latest diagnostics tools are available to ensure that vehicle faults are detected quickly and a full range of DAF parts are on hand to rectify the problems and get your vehicles moving again. We pride ourselves in the standard of workmanship we provide and will discuss your individual requirements to understand your needs more thoroughly. All our customers, big or small, are equally valued. We aim to build a winning partnership with you based on shared experience and professionalism.




9-10 Orion Way


NN15 6NL

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Training provider



Charlotte Steer

01923 216165

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician - light vehicle

Level 3 (A level)

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