Vehicle Technician Apprentice FRED HENDERSON LIMITED

Are you looking to start your career in the Motor Vehicle Industry? Apply for this brilliant apprenticeship with Fred Henderson Ltd!

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

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Closing date: 01 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    33 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 May 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As a Level 2 Autocare Technician Apprentice, your role will include: 

  • To assist senior technicians and work independently, carrying out servicing and repairs as required to a wide range of vehicles. 
  • Demonstrate expertise in the technical elements of the role and have good grasp of the practical and theoretical aspects of the vehicle systems.
  • Dealing with customers directly and having effective sales skills. 
  • Strong problem solving and self organisation skills. 
  • Working as part of a team but also operate independently. 
  • Maintaining a high standard of workmanship. 

You will undertake tasks such as:

  • Servicing
  • Tyre and exhaust fittings 
  • Brake servicing 
  • Suspension repairs 

Working hours are as follows: 

  • Monday - Friday
  • 8am - 5pm 

Hourly rate of pay: 

  • You will be paid appropriately to your age, alongisde the apprenticeship scheme 

The training you will be getting

  • One day per week at New College Durham 
  • Level 2 Autocare Technician Qualification gained upon completion 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Level 2 Autocare Technician Qualification gained upon completion. Opportunity to progress onto Level 3 Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills


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

Things to consider

You will need to travel to Langley Moor 4 days per week for an 8am start. You will also be required to attend New College Durham 1 day per week for a 9am start.

About the employer

We have been servicing and repairing cars since 1973 - and are just outside of Durham City. Our site is open 24 hours each and every day for the drop off and collection of customers vehicles.




Fred Henderson Ltd, Langley Bridge Garage, Langley Moor



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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: 01 May 2024