Apprentice Light Vehicle Maintenance and Service Technician - (Car Mechanic) (NIC-0006-24) Apprenticeships New Anglia

This is an apprenticeship position in a busy garage servicing and repairing light vehicles under the instruction of a qualified mechanic. The successful applicant will be given full training while working on customers vehicles and gain experience on the job towards their Level 3 Apprenticeship Qualification.

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

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Closing date: 30 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00 to £23,795.20

    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 to Friday 08:00 to 17:00 Two 15 min breaks 30 mins lunch

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The Apprentice will be working in a busy garage on customer vehicles carrying out basic duties such as:

  • Light vehicle servicing
  • Removing Tyres 
  • Repairing punctures 
  • Wheel balancing
  • Tyres and Brakes
  • Fault Diagnosis on cars and light commercial vehicles using computer equipment and through a process of elimination
  • Removal and replacement of a range of vehicle parts
  • Assisting the other members of the team with more complex tasks
  • Supporting the delivery of MOT Tests
  • Basic servicing, including car health checks
  • Steering and suspension
  • Electrical fault diagnostics
  • Shadowing Technicians
  • Cleaning the workshop
  • Moving vehicles (depending on license) 

As the apprentice progresses, this will expand to cover more complex repairs and diagnosis. 

The training you will be getting

You will be working towards your Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Technician (light vehicle) Qualification. 

This will be an on site delivery. The apprentice will spend 5 days per week at the garage approx 40 hours. 20% of this time will be off the job learning through virtual training and online sessions, this will be supported by assessments that will take place at the work place.

The remaining 80% will involve practical hands on work.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This role has the potential to lead into employment as there are vacancies with the host company. Secondly, upon successful completion of the Level 3 Qualification, the candidate would be able to apply for positions in the automotive trade as a repair technician. This is an industry standard qualification and with the experience gained on the job, will be valuable to employers. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


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

Things to consider

There is a physical element to automotive repair, including lifting, pulling and using kinetic tools such as hammers and compressed air devices. This role would suit someone with previous experience of vehicle servicing. The site is in a rural location so transport is essential.

About the employer

Training & Apprenticeships in Construction Ltd (TrAC) is a DfE approved Flexi Job Apprenticeship Agency who will employ you for the duration of the apprenticeship and pay your salary. You should be aware that you will be placed with a host employer but you will not be employed by them. Your placement may change during the course of your apprenticeship but TrAC will employ you throughout, as well as continuing to support you into employment or further learning at the end of your apprenticeship.


Apprenticeships New Anglia


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Duncan Nash


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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

Employer's Application Instructions

Follow the Link, paste in browser if required. Register and fill in the form. You will be contacted by our Business Development Team. Any problems send an email to the contact listed.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jul 2024