Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship CUMBRIA TRUCK CENTRE LIMITED

The WM Armstrong Ltd are a family run business who have built up a wealth of experience and are set up to transport anything. We are looking for a motor vehicle apprentice to expand our fast paced business. ​ The ideal candidate will have a willingness to learn, strong communication skills, professionalism and strong problem solving skills. Duties include maintaining accurate records of services provided, repairs made, and parts used and more.

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Closing date: 15 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Learn and develop the ability to diagnose mechanical and electrical issues in vehicles using appropriate tools and equipment.
  • Assist in performing repairs and routine maintenance on a variety of vehicles, including cars, trucks, and other motorized equipment.
  • Attend training sessions and classes to acquire knowledge about vehicle systems, engine components, and advanced diagnostic techniques.
  • Maintain accurate records of services provided, repairs made, and parts used. Learn to create detailed reports for future reference.
  • Work closely with experienced technicians and other team members to learn best practices and gain hands-on experience.
  • Adhere to safety protocols and guidelines to ensure a secure working environment. Learn about proper handling of tools and hazardous materials.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, technological advancements, and new vehicle models. Keep abreast of changes in automotive technology.
  • Ensure that all repairs and maintenance activities meet industry standards and quality requirements. Strive for excellence in every task.
  • Ensure work area is cleaned after completing work.
  • Ensure all customers are dealt with promptly, efficiently and courteously

The training you will be getting

You will be working towards a nationally recognised level 3 qualifcation in Motor Vehicle. 

The training provider is Carlisle College which you will attend on day release.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This apprenticeship can lead to a full time career in the motor vehicle industry.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

The WM Armstrong Ltd are a family run business who have built up a wealth of experience and are set up to transport anything. We were founding members of the Palletforce network and are an industry compliant and accredited business. We are specialists in transporting Milk, Livestock, Palletised goods, Hazardous goods and almost everything else.








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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

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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