Light Motor Vehicle Mechanics Apprenticeship PAUL IRVINE T/A E K MOTORS

Working in a small team, you will learn how to service and repair light vehicles such as cars and vans. The work ranges from replacing simple parts to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. People with an interest in mechanics and or engineering should apply, especially if you enjoy the practical aspect.

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Closing date: 07 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The wage will be reviewed at regular intervals and increase with skill levels.

    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 between 08.30am to 5pm at the workplace and 08.30am to 4.30pm at Mantra Learning.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    3 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Perform minor and major repairs on cars and vans
  •  Conduct regular preventative maintenance on all vehicles, including inspection, tyre rotation and oil changes
  •  Maintain parts inventory and cleanliness in the shop
  • · Collaborate with repair team to diagnose problems with vehicles and plan repairs
  •  Maintain accurate records of each repair performed on vehicles

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Light Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Standard
  • Level 3 Maintenance, Repair and diagnostics of Light Vehicles
  • Training is day release, so 1 day a week, training is held at Mantra Learning (M24 1RU)
  • Start and finish times are 8.30am - 4.30pm

Apprentices without Level 1 (or equivalent) in English and maths must ensure that apprentices achieve Level 1 and take the test for Level 2 prior to taking the end-point assessment. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon qualification the candidate could then progress within the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4) Desired

Things to consider

As an apprentice technician, this is a physical and manual job, eventually some of your time will be spent working independently and you will have to work with a team to get a job done. Being able to communicate effectively with them is essential.

About the employer

EK Motors is the home of great value MOT’s, car servicing and car body repairs in Littleborough and the surrounding areas. We are a family run business and have been repairing cars for over 25 years. We work on all makes and models of cars, light commercial and classics.







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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

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