Apprentice Autocare Technician (35933) Halfords LTD

The Growth Company are proud to present a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated person to join the Halfords Apprenticeship Scheme as an Autocare Technician. The right candidate will have the opportunity to work towards a Level 2 Apprenticeship as an Autocare Technician with a view to progressing to Level 3 in the future.

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

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Mon to Fri 8am - 6pm, Sat 8am – 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The successful applicant will be expected to learn about the following:

• Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and efficient workshop
• Demonstrate due regard for own safety and that of others in the workshop and minimise risk of injury and vehicle damage
• Carry out fundamental tasks associated with removal and replacement procedures on a vehicle
• Obtain diagnostic and repair information
• Interpret diagnostic information and use electrical wiring diagrams to determine system serviceability
• Use a range of diagnostic equipment
• Follow recognised diagnostic procedures, logical diagnostic sequence and apply advanced diagnostic principles and problem-solving techniques to establish faults
• Report faults using company procedures and recommend suitable further actions
• Follow recognised repair procedures to complete a wide range of repairs including those which involve complex procedures, or in depth knowledge
• Test the function of repaired and fitted components
• Adhere to business processes and complete documentation following workplace procedures
• Use ICT to create emails, word-process documents and carry out web based searches
• Complete a range of services and inspect and prepare a vehicle to the required quality standard for handover to the customer

As part of the recruitment process, candidates will be required to attend an Assessment Day at the Greater Manchester Skillcentre in Trafford Park if successful at 1st stage of interview.

Successful completion of this course will lead to progression to a Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Apprenticeship

How you will be supported
Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company to help you achieve your apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role.

What will happen next
New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:
• More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
• Any training you need to complete
• What the next steps will be

How you could get there
If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

The training you will be getting

Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards an Intermediate Level Apprenticeship gaining a Level 2 autocare technician qualification.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Initiative, Interest in automotive trade, Enthusiastic, Garage experience, Hardworking, Punctual, Reliable, Honest, A disciplined attitude


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

About the employer

We’re the UK’s leading retailer of automotive and cycling products, and one of the UK’s leading operators in car servicing and repairs. We’re all about the journey, whether that’s helping our customers to get the most out of theirs, or putting people like you in the driving seat when it comes to work and career. And because people like you are at the heart of our success, we’ve created a culture of engagement where the customer is at the heart of everything we do, where people work together to be better every day, where energy and enthusiasm drives career development, and where you’ll be inspired to embrace challenge as opportunity. If you share our ambitions for growth and want to take control of the pace of your own development, you’ll find that Halfords is a place where you can go further, faster. We’re already recognised as a great place to work and we’re doing everything we can to be even better for people who share our confidence, inclusive approach, integrity and ambition. More than 10,000 people work in our shops, Autocentres and Mobile Expert hubs at over 750 locations and 90% of the UK is never more than 20 minutes away from a Halfords shop or Autocentre.


Halfords LTD


Longley Lane


M22 4SY

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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

Autocare technician

Level 2 (GCSE)

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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 21 Jun 2024