Ford Light Vehicle Apprentice - Oldham THE OLDHAM MOTOR COMPANY LIMITED

This is an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work alongside qualified technicians where you will be fully trained in all aspects of maintenance and repair of light vehicles from routine servicing to electrical fault diagnostics. Duties include: servicing vehicles, maintenance, and observing and assisting technicians.

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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, 08.30 - 17:30. Potential Saturday (To be confirmed with the employer at interview).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Servicing
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Observing and assisting technicians
  • Repair of light vehicles
  • Routine servicing to electrical fault diagnostics.
  • Servicing - working to manufacturer servicing guidelines to ensure vehicle running at optimum performance
  • Maintenance - replacing parts that have wear and tear before they fail 
  • Repair - diagnosing the reason for vehicle failure and fixing the problem

The training you will be getting

  • Motor Vehicle Level 3 qualification.
  • Attending the Henry Ford Academy on block release every 6-8 weeks.
  • Regular Skills coach visitis every 28 days.
  • 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

  • A full-time career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of responsibility including a Service Manager, Master Technician and Dealership Principles.
  • The opportunities are endless. By having a highly regarded set of skills, apprentices can go on to develop their career within the specific interests they may have, progressing through their dealership and be an asset to the People's Ford Team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4+) Essential

About the employer

Our Ford dealers have motorcars in their DNA! Since 1907, OMC’s Eglin family-owned business has worked in the motor vehicle trade, making us the oldest family-owned Ford dealership in the country. Family values underpin our customer philosophy and our customers are at the heart of our company. We’re passionate about selling and servicing great quality, reliable vehicles that offer excellent value. Across four generations of business, we’ve expanded and become a multi-award-winning Ford dealership. With Ford dealers in Manchester, Accrington, Oldham and Rochdale and a dedicated online business, we’re able to service customers UK-wide. Our local Ford dealers know everything there is to know about new cars and used cars, finance plans and Motability schemes. So don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or to organise a test drive.




1 Manchester Road



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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


Jose Faria


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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