Heritage Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Classic Vehicle Coachbuilding) BRITISH MOTOR HERITAGE LTD

British Motor Heritage are offering an exciting opportunity to become a Coachbuilding Heritage Engineering Apprentice at their unique workshops. BMH manufacture parts for British classic cars using original tools wherever possible to the same standards as parts used on the original manufacturer’s production lines using identical equipment.

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Applicant’s age, experience and qualifications vary; therefore, the starting salary may vary based on these factors.

    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 - Thursday, 7.15am – 4.45pm

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Jun 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

This apprenticeship combines old-school coachbuilding with the use of cutting-edge technology. Apprentices will be taught about:

  • The history and development of materials and vehicle construction
  • Hand skills, technical drawing and pattern development and welding
  • Fabrication including bending, folding, shrinking and stretching
  • Wheeling, making bucks, removal and replacement of components
  • The successful applicant will work with Master Coachbuilders building unique iconic vehicles

The training you will be getting

  • The ‘Heritage Engineering Level 3 Apprenticeship’ is a nationally recognised qualification delivered by ‘HSA’ from its Coachbuilding Academy based at ‘Brooklands Museum’ in Surrey
  • Delivered over 36 months on a block release basis, you will attend your academy on average every 5 weeks for a 5-day block of training running from Monday to Friday, the remaining 80% of the time you will be working with your employer
  • If required, your employer will cover the Accommodation and travel costs

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On completion of the Programme, you will be qualified as a Heritage Engineering Technician
  • Employment with British Motor Heritage after completion of the apprenticeship is not guaranteed but very likely, subject to performance and a position being available
  • The classic vehicle industry is thriving and the companies that HSA work with are world-class.  Prospects for progression range from specialist technical roles to management positions and international work opportunities

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Grades 4 to 9 (A-C)) Essential

Things to consider

There is a high expectation that successful candidates will work hard, be conscientious and represent the company well on all occasions. Appearance, attitude, timekeeping, and personal presentation will all be considered throughout the interview process.

About the employer

Established in 1975, British Motor Heritage is the largest organisation of its type in the world. With access to original drawings, patterns and product information, the company manufactures previously unobtainable body components for British Classic Cars, including MGB, Austin Healey Sprite, Triumph TR6 using original tools wherever possible. BMH body shells and panels are produced utilising traditional skills, matched by extensive use of modern materials and equipment.







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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


Kyra Hill


07920 038050

Apprenticeship standard

Heritage engineering technician

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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