Vehicle Technician Apprentice Plymouth City Council

Fleet Services are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working individual to join it's team within the garage at Prince Rock Depot. The successful applicant, will be trained to operate and maintain, under supervision, a range of duties to ensure the highest standards of roadworthiness, maintaining health and safety and legislative requirements.

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

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    NVQ2 Year 1 - £15,302 per annum NVQ2 Year 2 (Aged 16-20) - £19,640 per annum NVQ2 Year 2 (Aged 21+) - £22,070 per annum

  • Working week

    Mon - Thurs 08:30 - 16:30 and Fridays 08:00 - 16:00 One day a week will be spent at college on their campus. Times and day to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assist in dealing with a comprehensive range of mechanical works in the undertaking of maintenance, inspection, service and repair works to vehicles and equipment in the Council’s Garage and to complete various service records in relation to the servicing, inspection and all works undertaken to vehicles and equipment.
  • Assist in attending vehicle breakdowns and diagnose vehicle defects to determine serviceability of vehicle, recover vehicle breakdowns and to undertake minor repairs on the road side.
  • Assist in undertaking vehicle safety checks and inspections, including ‘Operating Licence’ inspections on HGV vehicles as required and prepare for Ministry of Transport tests and inspections.
  • Assist in ensuring the timely requesting of parts and equipment required in the undertaking of servicing and/or repairs to the Workshop Stores Coordinator.

The training you will be getting

  • Upon completion, the apprentice will gain a Level 2 Autocare Technician qualification
  • The training provider will be Exeter College 
  • One day a week will be spent on the college campus - please consider travel routes
  • Functional skills if needed

NB: The Council may be able to assist with use of our vehicles if the applicant holds a driving licence. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Whilst there is no guarantee of a permenant position at the end of this apprenticeship, there is a possibilty that a position may become available to apply for. 

There may also be the possibility to progress to higher level apprenticeships upon completion of the Level 2.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4(C)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4(C)) Desired

Things to consider

Please consider how you will travel to Exeter College for learning days

About the employer

We are the local authority for Plymouth, providing services and information to many of the area’s 262,700 residents as well as businesses and visitors. We employ over 2500 members of staff in a wide range of occupations including health consultant, park ranger, children’s social worker, refuse driver, registrar, housing delivery officer and customer support assistants.


Plymouth City Council


Prince Rock Depot, Macadam Road Plymouth, PL4 0RZ



Fleet Service Manager

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Training provider


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

Apprenticeship standard

Autocare technician

Level 2 (GCSE)

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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2024