Heritage Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Mechanical – Classic Vehicle restoration) JIM STOKES WORKSHOP LTD

The Jim Stokes Workshops Group is a highly respected restorer of Vintage, Historic and Classic Cars with a global reputation. They are looking to recruit a Mechanical Heritage Engineering Apprentice to join their highly skilled team in the restoration, maintenance, and recreation of some of the most significant road and racing cars in the world.

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Closing date: 12 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.50/hour - Applicant’s age, experience and qualifications vary; therefore, the starting salary may vary based on these factors.

  • Working week

    If under 18: Monday – Friday 8am-4.30pm (40 Hours) If over 18: Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5:00pm (45 Hours)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    24 May 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 engineering with cutting-edge technology.

·       You will assist highly skilled engineers with the preservation, maintenance, and restoration of historic cars including Alfa Romeo.

·       You will be taught about the history and development of vehicles, components and materials, servicing, tuning, transmissions and drivetrains, chassis, suspension, steering, braking and electrics 

·        It also includes Technical Drawing, welding, business studies & advanced diagnostics

The training you will be getting

Qualification: The ‘HET Level 3 Apprenticeship’ is a nationally recognised qualification delivered by ‘HSA’ from its Mechanical Academy based at ‘Bicester Heritage’ in Oxfordshire. 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 Jim Stokes Workshops Ltd 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. 

Previous classic vehicle work experience is useful but not essential.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation 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. We are also looking for applications from university graduates looking to apply their degree to ‘old school’ engineering challenges and develop a career in this exciting and dynamic industry.

About the employer

Jim Stokes Workshops Group is one of the world’s foremost restorers of historic cars and provider of associated services, with a renowned focus on Alfa Romeo. Over 40 years of engineering experience and a team of talented, skilled, engineers make JSW Group the first port of call for individuals wishing to keep their automobile on road and track. Offering a complete restoration service for all Vintage, Historic and Classic Cars, including inspection and assessment, race preparation and support.








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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

Employer's Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in the apprenticeship programme at Heritage Skills Academy. Please click the 'Apply Now' button on our website to complete your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 12 Jul 2024