Apprentice Mechanic - Wimborne SCOTT FORD MANAGEMENT LTD

Scott Shearing Vehicle Repairs are looking for a new Commercial Vehicle Technician Apprentice. You will be studying toward your Motor Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician (Heavy) – Level 3 apprenticeship.

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

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Closing date: 03 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday, 08:30 - 16:30.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    22 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This is a fantastic opportunity to undertake a 3-year Motor Vehicle & Maintenance Apprenticeship. You will work alongside qualified Technicians and 2nd and 3rd-year apprentices, gaining hands-on experience and multiple mechanical skills in a large workshop environment. You will also attend college every 6 weeks to support your learning and development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist qualified Technicians in maintaining and repairing HGVs and other vehicles.
  • Learn and adhere to Health & Safety protocols in the workshop.
  • Gain knowledge and experience in the use of various tools and equipment required for vehicle maintenance and repair.
  • Assist in maintaining a clean and tidy work environment.
  • Initially shadow and assist qualified staff, gradually moving on to undertaking your own appropriate workload.
  • Participate actively in all training sessions and apply the learned skills in practical settings.
  • Complete all assigned coursework and assessments as part of your apprenticeship programme.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Strong willingness to learn and a proactive approach to tasks.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Basic understanding of Health & Safety practices.


  • Fully funded 3-year Motor Vehicle & Maintenance Apprenticeship programme.
  • Hands-on training and mentorship from experienced Technicians.
  • Regular college attendance every 6 weeks to support your development.
  • Opportunities for career progression within the company.
  • A supportive and friendly working environment.

The training you will be getting

Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider, supporting over 4,000 learners and 1,500 organisations. Paragon Skills has some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry.

It has an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating and an overall achievement rate of 71.4%, exceeding the national average of 65.6%. Using a blended approach, learners are always at the forefront of our priorities. All learners are assigned a Personal Tutor who will be their main point of contact.

This involves regular catch-ups, check-in emails and calls. Your employer will agree to give you 20% of your working hours solely towards your study.

This will give you every chance to achieve the highest grade possible! On completion of this 36 month apprenticeship you will have gained; Motor Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician (Heavy) – Level 3 apprenticeship qualification.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possibility of a full time role after the completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills


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

Things to consider

Working hours Please note that anyone under the age of 18 can only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours should be amended accordingly, to fall in line with the legislation.

About the employer

With over 30 years experience in Cars & Light/Heavy Commercial Vehicle Repairs. We also offer Servicing, Diagnostic Service, Routine Inspections, MOT Preparations, Mobile Service Available. We are a long established family run business offering all types of vehicle repair and servicing. The majority of our clientele are repeat customers, some of whom have been with us since we were established. We pride ourselves on our level of service & always endeavour to remain competitive with our prices.




Scott Shearing Vehicle Repairs Ltd, Unit 2, Barn Close, Three Legged Cross


BH21 6FF

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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

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance 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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Jul 2024