Ford Light Vehicle Apprentice - Peterborough


Cambridgeshire, PE1 5YN

Closes on Friday 30 August

Posted on 28 June 2024


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

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 - Saturday 8.30am - 5.30pm. or TBC

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Saturday 31 August


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

  • Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) apprenticeship standard
  • Not only will apprentices be working and be trained within the garage they will attend a Ford approved college to work towards achieving their L3 Standard in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • 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

An Apprentice’s training includes:

  • Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) apprenticeship standard
  • Vocational related qualification (technical certificate)
  • Ford Masters Level 1 technician modules
  • Electric Vehicle training

Where you’ll work

Oxney Road





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/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.


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Full training will be provided

    About this company

    Friendly, efficient service has, and always will be TC Harrison's central belief. TC Harrison was founded in 1931 by Thomas 'Cuth' Harrison whose vision was to create a welcoming experience for customers that reflected the traditional values he held. The TC Harrison business was established on 18th May 1931 at 17 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield and was known as TC Harrison Service and Repair. It was run by the 25-year-old Cuth and a young helper, Henry Cadman. This is still upheld by the Harrison family, who own and run the company to this day. The business has already been passed down for 3 generations; Cuth's two sons John and Edward took over from him, which was subsequently passed down to John's two sons; James and Jonathan, together with Edward's son; William. Together they run the business with the same ideals and values Cuth put into place 92 years ago. Looking towards the future, the 4th generation of Harrisons are already working their way up the business, with Samantha and Joel readying themselves to continue to keep the tradition intact. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    A possible 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 T.C Harrison Group.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Jose Faria

    01923 216165

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260670.

    Apply now

    Closes on Friday 30 August

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