Ford Light Vehicle Apprentice - Hereford


Hereford, HR1 1LW

Closes in 10 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 28 June 2024


This is 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. Duties include: servicing vehicles, maintenance, and observing and assisting technicians.

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 8.30am - 5.30pm (To be confirmed with the employer at interview).

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 1 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

  • Motor Vehicle Level 3 qualification
  • Attending the Henry Ford Academy on block release every 6-8 weeks
  • Regular Skills coach visitis every 28 days
  • Before the Standard is met, all apprentices must hold a certificate that meets the EU’s 2014 F-gas regulation

Where you’ll work

Roman Road, Centurion Way




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
    • Team working

    About this company

    Welcome to Hartwell Ford! First established in 1919, we proudly offer a comprehensive variety of Ford New Cars, Ford Commercial Vehicles, high-quality Used Ford Cars, as well as supplying and servicing passenger and commercial vehicles. Established in 1903, Ford is a longstanding, well-known and trusted manufacturer who have gained a reputation for using the most innovative and advance technology available today, which is evident in the new Ford model range. Ford is not only known for its customer-focused technology and head-turning style, but also the achievement of being recognised and featured in the World's Most Ethical Companies by the renowned Ethisphere Institute. Our official Hartwell Ford dealerships have state-of-the-art workshops. Our technicians are manufacturer trained to keep your vehicle in top condition while carrying out vehicle servicing, MOT testing, repairs and much more. Book an appointment at your nearest Ford garage today! As reputable and trusted Ford dealers, we at Hartwell offer more than the sale of new and used vehicles and servicing options. You’ll find Ford finance options and offers across all vehicles stocked at our 11 showrooms. As well as a dedicated Ford Motability team to ensure all needs and requirements are met when buying your next Ford with Hartwell. Check out all our Ford offers, discover our car and commercial ranges online - or call us today to speak to one of our dedicated sales team, to let us take care of all of your Ford needs. Our specialists are on hand to answer your questions, to help you find the perfect deal and to ensure you get the most from your vehicle throughout ownership. We are located across England with dealerships in Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire, Herefordshire and Bedfordshire. Find your nearest Ford showroom today. (opens in new tab)

    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 the People's Ford Team.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Jose Faria


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261208.

    Apply now

    Closes in 10 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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