Ford Light Vehicle Technician Apprentice - Deal FORD RETAIL LIMITED

An exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work alongside qualified technicians working towards the L3 Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repairs qualification. You should apply if you have a genuine intertest in the motor industry and want to pursue a rewarding career as an automotive technician

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm (Shifts to be confirmed with the employer).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

An exciting opportunity for the apprentices to be trained using the latest diagnostic equipment to provide them with the relevant skills to react to the ever changing technological developments within the car industry.

Day to day tasks will always vary, but will normally include:

  • Servicing - working to manufacturer servicing guidelines to ensure vehicle running at optimum performance
  • MOT's
  • Vehicle maintenance - replacing parts that have wear and tear before they fail  
  • Observing and assisting technicians
  • Repair - diagnosing the reason for vehicle failure and fixing the problem

The training you will be getting

  • Motor Vehicle service and maintenance technician Level 3 qualification
  • Before the Standard is met, all apprentices must hold a certificate that meets the EU's 2014 F-gas regulation

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A full-time 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. By having a highly regarded set of skills, apprentices can go on to develop their career within the specific interests they may have, progressing through their dealership and be an asset to Ford Motor Company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

No skills required


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

About the employer

Currently in the second generation of the family business with a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise. Malcolm Waite Ltd is an Independently run Automotive Retailer that has been representing Ford in the South East Kent area since 1976 and we pride ourselves on our consistently high levels of customer satisfaction. We deliver fantastic quality service throughout our business and pride ourselves on our high levels of customer satisfaction. We specialise in Ford Authorised Repair, Retail Highly Prepared & Quality Assured Used Cars, Sports & Prestige Vehicles, Vehicle Servicing, MOT testing and Accident Repair. Looking to sell your car? We operate Sell Your Car (Here) from our locations in Sandwich, Deal and Dover. We also proudly hand deliver attended fuel in Sandwich to our retail and account customers, making your life easier through higher levels of service. We retail automotive parts & accessories and other motor related items including Tyres & Oils. We are also proud to be a Motability Service dealer, which is part of the leading car scheme for disabled people across the UK. We also retail professional Car Detailing and Car Cleaning services aswell as Paint & Fabric Protection application and kits from our Vehicle Preparation Center.




9 Park Avenue


CT14 9AL

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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


Shannon Brownsell


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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