Apprentice Vehicle Technician AUTO MOTOR EXCELLENCE

The role of the Apprentice Vehicle Technician is to maintain, service, diagnose and repair vehicles to a consistently high standard. You will typically work with passenger cars and Light Commercial Vehicles of no more than 3.5 metric tonnes. Our team are experienced technicians who are enthusiastic about developing talent in this field.

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Closing date: 02 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Subject to performance review after 3 months we would be willing to pay up to £10.00 per hour.

    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, 09:00 - 18:00 with 1 hour lunch breaks. Hours and days may vary and will be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

You will learn to maintain and repair customer's vehicle to an extremely high standard.

You will be working with up-to-date vehicle products and diagnostic technologies.

You will learn about vehicle operating electronic systems including alternative-fuelled vehicle systems such as full electric and hybrid vehicles.

Your duties will include but not limited to:

  • General servicing and repairs. This requires the candidate to work to manufacturers’ guidelines, ensuring the vehicle is operating to its optimum performance
  • The candidate will, through guidance and mentoring, learn processes and procedures to carry out vehicle technical repairs
  • The candidate will be guided through more complex diagnostic and repair procedures involving electronic vehicle operating systems. Examples of this are ABS systems, electric engine management operating systems, electronic operating gearbox systems, electronic operating steering systems, ADAS operating systems, and infotainment systems
  • Contributing to keeping the workplace clean and safe
  • Participating in workplace-based training sessions

The training you will be getting

  • Delivered at Harlow College, Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (light vehicle) Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • The Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship addresses a wide range of skills essential for working in the industry. General course core units (knowledge and skills and competence) include: health and safety in the motor industry, roles and responsibilities, workshop tools and equipment
  • Technical units include: routine maintenance, engines, lubrication and cooling, fuel, ignition and air and exhaust, skills in engine units and components, electrical units, chassis systems, transmission system, inspecting using prescribed methods

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship and your Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance, you will be offered a role as Vehicle Technician with Auto Motor Excellence
  • Salary will be negotiable and competitive. Upon securing a permanent position with us, you will have the opportunity to become certified to repair and service electric and hybrid vehicles
  • We believe that finding the best people to employ is key to our business’s success; you ideally believe that having an employer who will support you to achieve your best is key to your success

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Enthusiasm/Motivation, Reliable, Trustworthy, Open-minded


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 3/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 3/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

The next apprenticeship course will start in February 2024. A clean, full UK driving license is desirable, but not essential. We are located a 10-minute walk from Harlow Town Railway Station. In busy times we stay at work late to finish jobs. You are welcome to work late alongside the experienced technicians, but it is not a requirement.

About the employer

Auto Motor Excellence, trading as Auto Net VIP, is a local, independently owned and operated garage in Harlow specialising in electric and hybrid vehicles. We service and repair all makes and models. We believe that resources invested into properly diagnosing vehicle faults is the most economical solution to our customers’ needs. This means our technicians have extensive training in the state-of-the-art tools they use to effect repairs the first time, without the waste of the trial-and-error method. We strive to lessen the vehicle’s impact on the environment – and the customer’s finances – by repairing or sourcing recycled components when it is safe to do so. We believe in transparency and honesty in our trade; we are always happy to explain why repairs are needed and how we strive to do them. We undertake all jobs, including warranty repairs and fleet service for light commercial vehicles (LCVs).




27 Burnt Mill


CM20 2HU

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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Kellie Tighe


Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician - light vehicle

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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