Motor Vehicle Technician Apprentice Level 3 WILSONS AUTOMOBILES AND COACHWORKS LIMITED

Wilsons Epsom a well-established, large, multi franchise, main dealer in the Surrey area is looking for a dedicated motor vehicle apprentice technician to work towards a Level 3 Motor Vehicle and Maintenance Technician Standard. You will be involved with general servicing and repairs.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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, 8.30am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As an apprentice, you will be working alongside a team of experienced technicians, where you will learn to maintain and repair customer's vehicle to an extremely high standard. You will be working on the latest modern vehicle products and technologies. This will include the latest vehicle operating electronic systems including alternative fueled vehicle systems such as EV (full electric vehicles), hybrid vehicles and where applicable hydrogen powered vehicles.

Your duties will include: 

  • General servicing and repairs, this will require the candidate to work to manufacturer’s guidelines to ensure the vehicle is operating to its optimum required performance
  • The candidate will be expected to, under guidance and mentoring learn processes and procedures as required in respect of vehicle technical repairs. This will also include manufacturer’s warranty processes and procedures
  • The candidate will be guided through more complex diagnostic and repair procedures involving electronic vehicle operating systems. Examples of this are ABS systems, electric engine management operating systems, electronic operating gearbox systems, electronic operating steering systems, ADAS operating systems, infotainment systems

**Please note you will be required to drive these vehicles therefore a full UK driving licence is required.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • You will achieve a Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician qualification
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English, if required
  • Before the Standard is met, all apprentices must hold a certificate that meets the EU’s 2014 F-gas regulation

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful timely completion of the apprenticeship, the candidate will have achieved a Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Standard
  • A candidate’s progression route, after successfully completing a level 3 apprenticeship, will allow them to move forward with a view to progressing into specific manufacturer’s product training at levels 1, 2 and 3, moving on to diagnostic technician, this may lead to master technician training

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, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

• Wilsons are looking for highly motivated individuals, who express a desire and interest to achieve, in a modern, exciting, fast paced, multi franchise automotive environment. • The chosen candidate must have a Full UK Manual Driving Licence. • Provisional licence may be considered • Eligible to work in the United Kingdom • Full clear DBS check required

About the employer

Multi franchise main dealership trading within the new and used automotive market. Based in the South of England and have been selling cars for over 117 years, the companies’ aim is to offer their customers an extensive choice of unbeatable value and service that they can trust in one location. Their automotive portfolio consists of 11 new car brands - Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Jeep, Hyundai, Nissan, Nismo, Peugeot, MG, Renault & Dacia. The company also stocks over 1,000 nearly new and used cars on-site.




Nonsuch Business Park Kiln Lane



KT17 1DH

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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


Troy Powell


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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