Mechanical Electrical and Trim Technician Apprenticeship

Haynes Bros. Ltd.

Kent, ME14 5DQ

Closes on Saturday 31 August

Posted on 3 July 2024


Apprentices will be working alongside fully qualified MET technicians to be fully trained in preparing and painting repaired panels. The role is to identify damaged mechanical and electrical components on a damaged car / light commercial vehicle and remove and refit these components before and after body repair work has been carried out.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Vehicle damage mechanical, electrical and trim (MET) technician (level 3)
Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm. Some hours may vary. Total hours per week: 40 hours a week.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September


2 Years

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Level 3 Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) technician Apprenticeship Standard
    Apprentices will be required to achieve Certification in Refrigerant Handling (EC 842-2006) 
    Not only will apprentices be working and trained within the garage, but they will also attend an approved college on block release to work towards and achieve their Certificate at Level 3 in Vehicle Damage Mechanical Electrical and Trim (MET)
    A skills coach will visit at least every 28 days as part of a close support network to ensure that apprentices are both enjoying and succeeding in their course

Where you’ll work

23 Ashford Road



ME14 5DQ


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Vehicle damage mechanical, electrical and trim (MET) technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Ability to undertake appropriate job preparation prior to commencing repair, e.g. disarming airbags, undertaking electrical safety precautions and conducting pre-repair diagnostics sweeps.
  • Ability to interpret relevant technical data, specification and methods will enable appropriate pre-preparation prior to work being carried out.
  • Ability to remove, repair and replace Engine, gearbox, suspension, mechanical and electrical systems, related autonomous items from the vehicle safely, e.g. Anti-lock Braking System units, safety restraint systems, Radio Detection and Ranging (RADAR) & Light Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) semi-autonomous components.
  • Ability to diagnose and fix faults within a vehicle management system (on board computer) & associated electrical system.
  • Ability to identify and communicate supplementary parts where required.
  • Ability to identify and operate the correct repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process such as Geometry Wheel Aligners for alignment of the wheels, diagnostic hardware to establish any faults with the vehicle and establish if parts are replaced or re calibrated, utilising torque wrenches to tighten nuts/bolts to the manufacturer recommendations
  • Ability to rebuild vehicles post repair and reinstate safety critical systems including Safety Restraint Systems, airbags, seat belts and pretensions, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, cameras, Radio Detection and Ranging (RADAR) systems and Light Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) systems including collision avoidance technology.
  • Qualified in refrigerant handling to EC842 2006 or the most up to date revision of this legislative requirement to enable the repair or replacement of air condition/climate control parts such as condensers, evaporator compressor pump
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English and Math's (grade 4/C or above)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Physical fitness

    About this company

    Haynes can trace its origins to 1790 when the business was founded as an ironmongery and general store in the Edgware Road, London (now the site of the Metropole Hotel). In 1832 William Haynes took the two or three-day journey to Maidstone and went into partnership with John Gurney who had acquired an ironmongery business in 1817 on the corner of Week Street and Kings Street in Maidstone, which had been known to be trading there since 1771. Since 2000 the Company has expanded significantly. As well as opening new branches, it has also taken over the assets and trade of the businesses of Invicta Trucks in Kent and the long-established family agricultural machinery business of Oakes Bros Limited, with branches in Hampshire, Berkshire, and West Sussex. Today the Company operates from sites in Winchester, Newbury, Horsham, Uckfield, Wrotham Heath, Great Chart, Birchington, Sheerness, Ashford, and Canterbury, with its Head Office, Ford Transit-Centre, Accident Repair Centre, and upgraded FordStore showroom situated on an expanded 5-acre site at Ashford Road in Maidstone. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • The right candidate may move into a full-time career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of authority
    • 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, whether it be progressing through their dealership or working towards a job within motorsport

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Sommer Reynolds


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000255446.

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    Closes on Saturday 31 August

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