SR Autocentre Apprenticeship (Light Vehicle Mechanic Lv3) SR Autocentre

This is a great opportunity to gain a qualification and insight into the mechanical technician with industry professionals while earning a wage. Nova training tutors visit you while on sight to gather evidence of course completion (no college day release).

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Closing date: 22 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay increase on completion of first 12 months if successful

    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

    Tuesday to Saturday 09:00 - 17:00 Further details to be discussed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 May 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Perform maintenance and repair on customer vehicles.
  • Identify problems with vehicles using the diagnostic equipment.
  • Explain automotive repairs and issues and provide great customer service.
  • Plan repair procedures using charts, manuals and experience.
  • Test the functionality of parts and systems.
  • Perform basic auto care and maintenance tasks such as oil changes, fluid level checks, and tire rotation.
  • Repair and replace brake pads, wheel bearings, sensors and other parts.
  • Perform routine maintenance and general mechanic work on vehicles.
  • Prepared to get additional certification as needed.
  • Willingness to learn with hands-on training.
  • Help keep repair shops clean and organised.
  • Keep a professional appearance.

The training you will be getting

  • Gain experience and insight into the role with the opportunity to work with the same company full time once the apprenticeship has been accomplished. 
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.
  • Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician - Light vehicle level 3.
  • Delivery method and location of training to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible job opportunity to continue as fully qualified mechanic with additional pay.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

This role could include lifting heavy objects at times.

About the employer

Looking for a garage for your cars service in Tipton and MOT in Tipton then SR Autocentre are the friendliest and most reliable garage in town. You will receive the warmest of welcomes from the team at SR Autocentre who have serviced, repaired and MOT certified cars and light commercial vehicles for over 25 years.


SR Autocentre


Sedgley Road West


West Midlands


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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


Richard Lewis


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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