Apprentice Vehicle Technician BARRETTS OF CANTERBURY LIMITED

An exciting opportunity to undertake manufacturer training whilst learning the repair and servicing of vehicles, diagnosing faults and ensuring all work is completed safely and to the highest of standards and to customers satisfaction, following the Manufacturers Retail Standards & Barretts Policies.

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To carry out work competently & within the times laid down by the Repair Times Manual or to times acceptable by Workshop Supervisor if factory times not available.
  • To ensure that times are recorded as requested by mentor/management.
  • To attend internal & external training courses, punctually as directed by the management or the manufacturer.
  • To assist in keeping your place of work in a tidy & clean condition
  • To incorporate your training plan from the manufacturer into your daily tasks where possible, evidencing & reporting your developments.
  • To ensure parts for warranty claims are retained & are cleaned & drained of oil, where necessary
  • To maintain thorough & current product knowledge & read all service information & bulletins as supplied by the manufacturer to assist with your development & training.

The training you will be getting

  • Motor Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician (Level 3)
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A possibility of a full-time position

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

About the employer

Barrett's is one of the few family businesses that have been trading in Canterbury since the turn of the last century, providing unique, personal and first-class customer service across Kent. They're passionate about making the car buying process an enjoyable and seamless experience, with a team of friendly and professional staff.




Broad Oak Road




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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


Karen Wheeler

01227 811315

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

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