Level 3 Vehicle Technician Apprentice



Closes in 12 days (Friday 2 August)

Posted on 20 June 2024


We are a busy and successful independent service centre looking to add an apprentice to our team. We are looking for someone keen to learn and hard working to carry out servicing and other motor vehicle services and tasks. You will be both supported and encouraged on your learning and development while working with us.

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 to Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm with a half hour lunch break each day.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 9 September


3 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

  • The apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) Apprenticeship Standard for a duration of 36 months
  • College attendance will be at the Colchester Institute - Colchester Campus one day per week during term time

Where you’ll work





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:

    • Maths and English (grade A*-C/9-4)

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


    • Attention to detail
    • Problem solving skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Keen to learn
    • Hard working

    Other requirements

    We try to have an enjoyable workplace, working together to minimise the workload and stress. We also have regular team events.

    About this company

    We are a team of 25 people who thrive to give our customers the best service possible. We have a brilliant team who work hard, respect each other and always try to improve and develop. Rallysport Automotive is a service, repair, MOT centre located in Colchester. Our main aims are to provide professional, affordable servicing to the Colchester community and surrounding areas. We are a highly equipped, highly skilled independent garage, with the ability to offer a large variety of services. We pride ourselves on the level of customer service we provide, the high calibre of work we complete and the extremely competitive pricing compared to most independent garages. Rallysport Automotive financially supports our sister company Rallysport Engineering Academy, which works within local communities, offering alternative provision, for young learners, who find the hands on approach to learning more beneficial.

    https://www.rallysportautomotive.com/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Become a signed off level 3 technician and have a long and successful career in the motor trade.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Colchester Institute - Apprenticeships Team



    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000259521.

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    Closes in 12 days (Friday 2 August)

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