Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (light vehicle) Apprentice P D Cars Bristol

Vehicle apprentices will learn all aspects of vehicle operations and electronics. This will take place both on-site and in the classroom. Successful applicants will be trained to achieve necessary qualifications to jump start their career in the motor trade.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    £7.50 (age dependent).

    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

    40 hours per week. Monday-Friday. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Vehicle apprentice will learn, under supervision, all aspects of vehicle operations and work within a team framework filled with vast experiences, to achieve daily targets.

Apprentices will be trained to:

  • Carry out suspension renewals.
  • Carry out braking system renewals.
  • Servicing and general repairs.
  • Maintaining workspace areas.

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

Apprentices will attend City of Bristol College for 2 week blocks, then return to the workplace for 6 weeks and repeat.  You will work towards Level 3 Standard in Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Light Vehicle. An advisor will visit at least every six weeks as part of a close support network to ensure that Apprentices are both enjoying and progressing on their course. An Apprentice’s training includes:

Level 3 Standard in Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Light Vehicle.
Functional Skills in English and maths (if not exempt).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full-time Technician employment contract may be offered to right candidate once apprenticeship has been passed. Further development and training available to further career.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Willingness to learn


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

Things to consider

Requirement to have or achieve Full UK Driving Licence. May be required to move vehicles. Annual holiday allowance of 28 days (including Bank Holidays).

About the employer

Established since 1991, PD Cars has grown into one of Bristol’s most successful independent dealerships. A family-run dealership, PD Cars provides a personal service to our customers not only in our sales department, but also in our servicing and repairs department.


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Training provider



Apprenticeship Team


Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician - light vehicle

Level 3 (A level)

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