Ford Light Vehicle Technician Apprentice - Deal


Deal, CT14 9AL

Closes in 5 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 4 June 2024


An exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work alongside qualified technicians working towards the L3 Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repairs qualification. You should apply if you have a genuine intertest in the motor industry and want to pursue a rewarding career as an automotive technician

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

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

Training course
Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician - light vehicle (level 3)
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm (Shifts to be confirmed with the employer).

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Wednesday 31 July


2 Years 6 Months

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

  • Motor Vehicle service and maintenance technician Level 3 qualification
  • Before the Standard is met, all apprentices must hold a certificate that meets the EU's 2014 F-gas regulation

Where you’ll work

9 Park Avenue


CT14 9AL


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

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician - light vehicle (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and efficient workshop. Segregate waste for disposal or recycling. Comply with industry environmental legislation.
  • Demonstrate due regard for own safety and that of others in the workshop and minimise risk of injury and vehicle damage.
  • Carry out fundamental tasks associated with removal and replacement procedures on a vehicle.
  • Obtain diagnostic and repair information.
  • Interpret diagnostic information and use electrical wiring diagrams to determine system serviceability.
  • Use a range of diagnostic equipment.
  • Follow recognised diagnostic procedures, logical diagnostic sequence and apply advanced diagnostic principles and problem-solving techniques to establish faults.
  • Report faults using company procedures and recommend suitable further actions.
  • Follow recognised repair procedures to complete a wide range of repairs including those which involve complex procedures, or in depth knowledge.
  • Test the function of repaired and fitted components.
  • Adhere to business processes and complete documentation following workplace procedures.
  • Use ICT to create emails, word-process documents and carry out web based searches.
  • Complete a range of services and inspect and prepare a vehicle to the required quality standard for handover to the customer.
  • 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 Maths (grade 4+)

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


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Physical fitness
    • No skills required

    About this company

    Currently in the second generation of the family business with a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise. Malcolm Waite Ltd is an Independently run Automotive Retailer that has been representing Ford in the South East Kent area since 1976 and we pride ourselves on our consistently high levels of customer satisfaction. We deliver fantastic quality service throughout our business and pride ourselves on our high levels of customer satisfaction. We specialise in Ford Authorised Repair, Retail Highly Prepared & Quality Assured Used Cars, Sports & Prestige Vehicles, Vehicle Servicing, MOT testing and Accident Repair. Looking to sell your car? We operate Sell Your Car (Here) from our locations in Sandwich, Deal and Dover. We also proudly hand deliver attended fuel in Sandwich to our retail and account customers, making your life easier through higher levels of service. We retail automotive parts & accessories and other motor related items including Tyres & Oils. We are also proud to be a Motability Service dealer, which is part of the leading car scheme for disabled people across the UK. We also retail professional Car Detailing and Car Cleaning services aswell as Paint & Fabric Protection application and kits from our Vehicle Preparation Center.

    After this 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 Ford Motor Company.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Shannon Brownsell


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000255500.

    Apply now

    Closes in 5 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

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