Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprentice HiQ Tyres & Autocare

Supporting HiQ means supporting local businesses and communities. We use a franchise system, and many of our 100+ centres is run by a local crew. Our network of experienced, trustworthy experts are the heart of our business, proudly flying the HiQ flag in their local area. We have an exciting opportunity to recruit an apprentice for our Trur ...

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Closing date: 05 Jun 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 - Friday. 9.30am - 6.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The job is based on site in our TRURO Branch.
A Motor Vehicle Technician carries out a range of services and repairs to cars, car-derived vans and light goods vehicles, working with HiQ and Truro and Penwith College as an Apprentice.
A Motor Vehicle Technician requires a unique combination of technical, retail and customer service skills. They will use a range of tools, measuring and diagnostic equipment to identify & repair simple system faults.

The training you will be getting

  • Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician - light vehicle level 3
  • Training and training location to be confirmed


  • How vehicle service and repair is impacted by legislative, regulatory and ethical requirements, including health and safety law and environmental procedures
  • The structure of the industry and how the business works from an operational perspective, business targets, the systems and processes that make up the efficient running of a business
  • How to develop positive working relationships and communicate effectively and how to carry out self evaluation and improve own performance

The procedures for the maintenance of tools and the workshop

  • Routine servicing and inspection procedure
  • Steering and suspension geometries; electrical circuit requirements and calculations
  • Construction and operation of vehicle components and systems
  • Common fault types cause and effects of different types of faults
  • The implications and legal requirements of fitting accessories and carrying out vehicle modifications

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possibility of a long term career with the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


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

Things to consider

Working Times: 08:30 - 17:30 Monday to Friday

About the employer

We’re proud to support local communities across the UK with fast, friendly, professional tyre and autocare services. HIQ carry out Vehicle Repairs / Servicing / MOT Testing and Tyre Fitting.We are a franchise as part of the National HIQ network and Cornwall’s largest independent vehicle service and MOT garage network. We pride ourselves on offering tip top customer service to everyone who walks through our doors.


HiQ Tyres & Autocare


St Austell Street




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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

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

To apply, you must register with Truro and Penwith College and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Jun 2024