Xpress Garage & Tyres

Motor Vehicle Apprentice/Technician - Advanced (Level 3)


Xpress Garage & Tyres

Training Provider:

Truro and Penwith College

Weekly wage £166.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday; shifts TBC.
duration: 36 months
start: 14 September 2020
Advanced (Level 3)
Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle) (apprenticeship standard)
7 September 2020 (application closing date)
Xpress Garage & Tyres are looking to recruit a L3 Motor Vehicle Technician/Mechanic into their friendly garage in Falmouth. A fantastic opportunity for an individual looking to start a career in the Automotive trade!


As a motor vehicle technician you will be assisting with the majority of tasks within the workshop. You will be answering directly to the business owner and learning hands on whilst shadowing the current team members. Full training will be provided for use of all of the workshop equipment and facilities, including a tyre fitting machine through to electronic diagnostic equipment.

We are looking for recruit a well rounded member of the team who is willing to roll up their sleeves and work hard, carrying out all aspects of work that need undertaking.

The role will also include undertaking cleaning duties of both the workshop and also vehicles. There will be the possibility of a full time position offered at the end of the apprenticeship.

Future Prospects

On completion of successful apprenticeship, there may be an opportunity of full time position

Reality Check

Full UK Driving License needed for moving of vehicles.

Skills Required


  • A passion for the Motor Vehicle trade
  • Professional
  • Smart
  • Presentable

Qualities Required


  • Hard working
  • Passionate
  • Reliable
  • Committed
  • Able to work within a friendly team

Qualifications Required


  • Minimum Grade 4/C and above or equivalent
  • Full UK Driving License

Training Provided


  • How vehicle service and repair is impacted by legislative, regulatory and ethical requirements, including health and safety law and environmental procedures
  • The structure of the industry and how the business works from an operational perspective, business targets, the systems and processes that make up the efficient running of a business
  • How to develop positive working relationships and communicate effectively and how to carry out selfevaluation and improve own performance

The procedures for the maintenance of tools and the workshop

  • Routine servicing and inspection procedure
  • Steering and suspension geometries; electrical circuit requirements and calculations
  • Construction and operation of vehicle components and systems
  • Common fault types cause and effects of different types of faults
  • The implications and legal requirements of fitting accessories and carrying out vehicle modifications
  • How to diagnose faults using suitable fault-finding strategies
  • Construction and operation of advanced electrical, braking and suspension systems, engine and transmission systems and engine and gear calculations
  • Vehicle emissions and legal requirements
  • Alternative fuels and hybrid and electric systems


  • Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and efficient workshop
  • 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


  • Take responsibility when required and be honest and accountable when things don’t go as planned
  • Operate as an effective team member
  • Behave in accordance with the values of the company and treat colleagues and customers with respect and courtesy
  • Build effective relationships with colleagues and customers
  • Gain trust and pay attention to colleagues and customers concerns and needs
  • Communicate effectively on a range of topics and with all sorts of different people
  • Deliver excellent results and achieve challenging goals
  • Contribute to problem solving discussions and enjoy finding solutions to own and other people’s problems
  • Suggest ways to make the business more efficient and contribute to its commercial growth
  • Constantly learn in order to improve own performance and that of the business
  • Share knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrate a passion for engineering
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