Apprentice Autocare Technician level 2

Nigel Barks & Son

Sheffield, S4 8DQ

Closes in 14 days (Sunday 4 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 26 June 2024


At Nigel Barks & Son we are a family run company. Our team of experienced and certified mechanics are dedicated to providing you with unparalleled service. Our garage and MOT centre is not just a place to get a car repaired, it's a place to rely on for our experienced professionals to take care of all your car-related needs.

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
Autocare technician (level 2)
Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 16:30, with one day release day at College 09:00 - 16:00 at our training centre in Sheffield. All details are to be confirmed.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 16 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 2 Autocare Technician Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • The day release training day (one day each week) for this course will take place at our Sheffield Centre.
  • The day release day for the first 10 weeks will be at our Doncaster Centre in Armthorpe.

Where you’ll work

Carlisle Road


S4 8DQ


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

Autocare technician (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • S1: Contribute to maintaining a healthy and safe workplace, including the maintenance of key equipment and carrying out general housekeeping
  • S2: Carry out stock procedures including dealing with routine stock deliveries, placing stock into storage, carrying out stock rotation duties and ordering parts for customers following company procedures
  • S3: Carry out vehicle safety inspections and routine maintenance in line with manufactures specifications or approved schedules, company procedures and complete approved documentation.
  • S4: Make recommendations to customers based on the results of inspections, ensuring that sales recommendations are accurate and fully costed, are ethical and in the best interests of the customer at all times, using language that is transparent and avoids jargon.
  • S5: Carry out replacement/repair and balancing of a range of light vehicle tyres, including ultra-low profile, directional, asymmetric and run-flat tyres fitted to a range of wheel sizes and types
  • S6: Carry out the replacement of components on a specific range of vehicle systems including Steering & Suspension, Braking systems, Battery & Charging systems, exhaust systems and Air-Conditioning systems
  • S7: Carry out 4-wheel Geometry operations including adjustments on a range of vehicles with different suspension and steering systems
  • S8: Use a range of specialist tools & equipment, mechanical & electrical measuring tools and diagnostic equipment to support fault identification and repair.
  • S9: Identify & procure correct parts to meet specific customer requirements
  • S10: Access vehicle technical data to inform inspections and make judgements on wear and serviceability.
  • S11: Deal with and resolve low-level customer complaints
  • S12: Communicate effectively with customers, suppliers and colleagues
  • S13: Use specific company IT systems within the workplace, including Point-of-sale systems and hand-held devices.
  • 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.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 9-4)
    • Maths (grade 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.


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Problem solving skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Patience
    • Physical fitness
    • Eager to learn
    • Reliable
    • Punctual
    • Hardworking
    • Safety Concsious

    Other requirements

    All applicants should consider the location of the job and look into whether it is within suitable travelling distance for them. The day release training day (one day each week) for this course will take place for 10 weeks initially at our Doncaster Centre in Armthorpe. After the 10 weeks the day release training will take place at our Sheffield Centre.

    About this company

    Nigel Barks & Son is a busy family run garage in Sheffield. Our experienced mechanics can carry out MOT'S, Servicing, Repairs, Diagnostics, Air Con, Tuning, Clutches, Tyres and much more.

    After this apprenticeship

    • Possible progression to Level 3 Light Vehicle Technician

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Neil Corfield

    01302 832831

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260620.

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    Closes in 14 days (Sunday 4 August at 11:59pm)

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