Apprentice Car Service Technician - Carlisle STAN PALMER & SON

You will be working in a bustling Honda Dealership as an Apprentice Service Technician. This position offers a great opportunity to work for a leading retailer whilst obtaining industry and nationally recognised qualifications. Duties will include carrying out servicing of cars, diagnosis of faults, repairs and general workshop maintenance.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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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 (Occasional Saturdays). Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

An exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work alongside qualified Honda technicians where you will be fully trained in all aspects of maintenance and repair of cars from routine servicing to electrical fault diagnostics.

  • You will be an Apprentice service and diagnostic car technician in a busy workshop environment.
  • You will carry out tasks relevant to maintaining and repairing cars
  • To assist qualified technicians with servicing and repairs
  • To observe best work practices, develop and maintain skills levels in all aspects of repair, service and maintenance of cars
  • To maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • To maintain personal standards of dress, cleanliness and hygiene, consistent with the standards laid down by the company
  • To be responsible for the safety of yourself and others, using protective equipment when required
  • To develop and maintain a thorough and current product knowledge
  • To ensure a consistently high level of quality and workmanship
  • To advise the Workshop Controller or Service Advisor of any additional work necessary on a vehicle during servicing
  • Assistance with any other tasks as required

The training you will be getting

  • Training consists of 17 weeks block training over a 3-year period with the remainder of your time being spent at a Honda retailer where practical training and guidance will be provided
  • You will be working towards an Advanced Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician - Light Vehicle Apprenticeship (Level 3) along with Functional Skills in maths and English at Level 2
  • Honda Challenge Personal Development Programme
  • You will also work towards Honda internal qualifications.
  • As part of your training, you will attend our Honda Apprenticeship technical centre in Bracknell for block release training (accommodation and transport costs will be covered by your employer)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possible career progression opportunities include Master Technician, Service or Aftersales Department Management or even Dealership Management.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Professional Attitude, Ability to Build Rapport, Self-Motivated, Confident, Adaptable


GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential

About the employer

Stan Palmer Limited is a local family-owned motor dealer group operating from three sites at Carlisle, Cockermouth and Bolton Low Houses, Wigton. With over 50 years of experience, we have built a reputation for excellent value and friendly customer service. We represent the Ford, Isuzu, Honda, Mitsubishi and Suzuki brands across our three sites. In addition to offering exceptional value for money in vehicle sales, keeping our customers on the road is a major aim for us. Across all our dealerships, we have first-class servicing workshops and parts departments - encompassing state of the art diagnostic, repair and MOT equipment. With experienced knowledgeable and franchise trained technicians able to remedy any problem, you can rest assured that we will keep you on the road for longer.








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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


Shajedah Khair

01908 039125

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

Employer's Application Instructions

All applications need to be submitted via the website

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jul 2024