JLR Service Technician/Mechanic Apprentice - Harwoods Jaguar Land Rover Croydon HARWOODS LIMITED

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Service Technician/Mechanic apprentice, working with vehicles that use some of the most advanced technologies in the world. As a team member in our prestigious retailer, you will be involved in all aspects of vehicle maintenance from routine services to complex diagnostics and repairs.

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

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Closing date: 02 Aug 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, 08.30 - 17.30. Possibility of Saturday workings and / or shifts. Working week will be confirmed on application.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    03 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Our apprenticeship is geared toward training the next generation of fully-fledged Service Technicians/Mechanics. But what does a Service Technician/Mechanic do?

Service Technicians/Mechanics service and repair light vehicles such as cars up to 3.5 tonnes. Service Technicians/Mechanics are trained in all areas of vehicle mechanics and electronics, from engine and exhaust systems to air conditioning and security features.

The duties of a Service Technician/Mechanic may include:

  • Servicing vehicles – carrying out checks and maintenance according to the manufacturers’ guidelines.
  • Repairing and replacing faulty parts and components.
  • Advising the Service Receptionists about required repairs.
  • Producing time estimates.
  • Maintaining repair and service records.

Please note, the Service Technician/Mechanic role varies slightly by employer based upon the specific needs within the location.

We are looking for people with an interest in engineering and technology to thrive in this role. While full technical training will be provided, desired skills include problem solving, attention to detail and an aptitude for applied logic.

Application numbers for the JLR retail apprenticeship programme are high so we're looking for you to demonstrate why you stand out from the crowd. We're not looking for the finished article; rather we want to identify those people that are ambitious and demonstrate a willingness to learn, who are excited by the prospect of working with our fantastic, technologically advanced vehicles and really engage in the recruitment process.

Key personal skills to demonstrate include:

  • A willingness to learn
  • Teamwork
  • Engineering interest
  • Quality focus
  • Personal responsibility and resilience

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Motor vehicle service and Maintenance Technician - Light Vehicle qualification
  • As well as employment in our retailer, you will be given the training and support you need to develop both personally and professionally

Using a combination of classroom based training, e-learning, practical training, and application of learning, you will be guided by your trainers and personal mentor along the road to success.

This apprenticeship combines off-the-job training with on-the-job learning, and you will be supported every step of the way. On successful completion of the three year programme, you will receive the following:

·       Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle)

·       Certificate in Automotive Refrigerant Handling

·       JLR specific certifications

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There are lots of opportunities to develop your career within our expanding retail network. Your early development is carefully mapped through your apprenticeship journey with your learning focused toward achieving an industry recognised qualification. Embedded within your training are the JLR global training materials.

At the end of your apprenticeship programme, you'll undertake the JLR Level 2 assessment, the first step on the JLR internal learner journey. This is the grounding for your future development within the network and our Learner Management System, Excellence will guide you through your short, medium, and long term career path.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9 – 4 (A – C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9 – 4 (A – C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Two other subjects (Grade 9 – 4 (A – C) Essential

Things to consider

The latest information on the Apprentice National Minimum Wage can be found at https://www.gov.uk/become-apprentice/pay-and-conditions We understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all backgrounds, especially underrepresented groups such as female applicants or applicants from ethnic minorities. Please do not contact the retailer. Inspiro Learning are the main point of contact for this opportunity and carry out the full recruitment service for this employer. Approaching the retailer directly will not always help your application. Due to the high number of applications, we cannot provide a timescale on when you are likely to receive a response. As most of our roles are recruited for on an ongoing basis, we will contact you if you are successful at progressing to the next step. It is not possible for us to contact every applicant individually. If you have not heard back on a specific vacancy but find another opportunity that is of interest to you, we welcome an additional application.

About the employer

JLR is the UK's largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques. The company employs almost 38,000 people globally and supports around 275,000 more through our retailers, suppliers, and local businesses. We are looking for people who share our passion to join our highly successful retail apprenticeship programme. We recognise the importance in identifying talented people to become the next generation of professional retail employees and help us achieve our ambitious growth plans.




Harwoods Jaguar Land Rover Croydon

Gateway Business Park

Pipers 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

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

In order to be considered for this role, you are required to complete an online application via the link listed. Your online application will be forwarded to our specialist recruitment team. If you are successful in your application, they will talk to you directly and guide you through the next stages of application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 02 Aug 2024