As a Light Vehicle Technician, you will service and repair all systems within the vehicle including engine and exhaust systems, air conditioning and electronics. Work will range from replacing parts to solving complex faults using diagnostic methods and equipment. With evermore-complex technologies, the tasks are constantly changing.
Working towards a Level 3 Service and Maintenance Light Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship you will learn the key principles, practices and skills that underpin the role before further developing and applying your skills in more complex situations.
If you have an apt for practical work, like to work independently but at the same time operate as a member of a team and offer good customer handling skills then this could be the role for you!
The role of a Light Vehicle Technician Apprentice:
- Carrying out maintenance and repair work
- Visual inspections and care of customer vehicles
- Completion of relevant documentation
- Working with System Technicians on more complex and extensive diagnostic and repair tasks
We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnicity. We are committed to equal opportunities therefore if you have a disability please state this on your application form and measures will be put in place to support you.
The employing retailer dictates the remuneration that apprentices receive. They are required to pay, at least, the National Minimum Wage. Further details can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide/pay-and-conditions
You will be required to work the minimum duration of 30 hours per week and a minimum of 20% of your working hours are allocated to ‘off-the-job’ training. Training will take place as one-week blocks at our Apprentice Academy in Milton Keynes. We will talk you through this during the application process.
We will support you in gaining Functional Skills in mathematics and English should you require them.
For advice on completing an application, please refer to the advice and guidance here: https://www.ucas.com/further-education/apprenticeships-and-traineeships/applying-apprenticeship
Completing an apprenticeship is just the start of your career at Mercedes-Benz. Examples of some career paths our graduates have taken are:
- Maintenance, System and Diagnostic Technicians
- Service Team Leader
- Service Manager
- After Sales Manager
Please ensure that you have the ability to travel to the place of employment daily and consider this in relation to potential wages.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates. For updates on the National Living Wage please see: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/national-living-wage-increase-to-protect-workers-living-standards
- Basic mechanical understanding or knowledge
- Passion and interest in the motor industry
- Organisational skills
- Good communication skills
- Attention to detail
- Good team player
- Hard working
- Interest in motor vehicles
- Enthusiasm to learn
GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades A*-C /9-4 in mathematics and English Language.
Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (light vehicle) apprenticeship standard, which includes:
- Functional skills in English and maths (if applicable)