Halt Motor Co

North London Garages – Light Vehicle Technician - Intermediate (Level 2)

Halt Motor Co (Employer)

North London Garage Group Training Association (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £192.40
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday 09:00 to 17.30
36 months (duration)
1 June 2022(start date)
Autocare technician (apprenticeship standard)
31 May 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Light vehicle Technician Apprenticeship – Advanced Level 3 Vehicle Service and Maintenance Apprenticeship. A motor vehicle technician is a highly skilled Engineer, during your apprenticeship you will be taught about all aspects of service, repair and maintenance. This will include; engines, chassis, transmission, brakes, suspension and electronics.


David Bux started Halt Motor Company in 1979 and it is now a well-established family business, with sons James and Charles now running the workshop full-time.  HMC has been specialising in quality used cars since 1984 and all aspects of after-sales, including servicing, repairs and MOTs.  As a professional car care centre, we have the latest equipment, which allows our qualified mechanics to diagnose any problems quickly.

For the right applicant, the company is offering an exciting opportunity. You will shadow qualified technicians at work so that you are able to learn first-hand how to service, maintain and repair vehicles. As you progress through the course and your confidence and experience grows, you will be able to start completing tasks on your own. A vehicle Technicians role falls into three categories;

  • Servicing Vehicles – working on manufacturer servicing guidelines to ensure the vehicle is running at optimum performance
  • Maintenance – replacing parts and components before they fail
  • Repair – diagnosing and repairing problems that cause vehicle failure

Off-the-job training will be provided by North London Garages on a day release basis.

Future Prospects

On completion of the Apprenticeship Programme, apprentices will be trained and qualified as a Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technician. Employment after completion of the third year is subject to performance and a position being available.

Future prospects include MOT Tester, Senior Technician, supervisory and Management positions.

Reality Check

There is a high expectation that successful candidates will work hard, be conscientious and represent the company well on all occasions. Appearance, attitude, timekeeping and personal presentation will all be taken into account throughout the interview process.

From 1st April 2022 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £4.81 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

Skills Required

The ideal candidate must have a keen interest and a strong passion for the motor vehicle industry. Some previous work experience would be an advantage, however it is not essential. A driving licence is preferred but not essential.

  • You will need to demonstrate:
  • Excellent practical skills
  • The ability to work quickly and pay attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to follow written and verbal instructions

Qualities Required

  • Reliable
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A positive and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Excellent timekeeper
  • Responsible
  • Share a true passion for motor vehicles
  • A willingness and desire to learn

Qualifications Required

Maths & English at GCSE grade 4 to 9 (A to C) or equivalent are preferred but not essential for this apprenticeship. As part of our Initial Assessment process we carry out a basic skills assessment to measure your current level in English, Maths and ICT. NLG is looking for applicants that are capable of achieving at least Level 1 Functional Skill in each subject at the assessment.

Training Provided

North London Garages GTA Ltd is London’s leading motor vehicle training provider. It has provided training for young people aged 16-24 years wishing to enter the Motor Industry for over 47 years.

We achieved Grade 2 OFSTED at our last inspection, we are an approved assessment centre for the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and deliver a wide range of Motor Vehicle qualifications, Functional skills and Assessor awards.

Successful candidates will have full time employment with training in a garage and day release at one of our training centres or other approved college to work towards achieving a Level 3 qualification over a further 36 months.

You will shadow qualified technicians at work so that you are able to learn first-hand how to service, maintain and repair vehicles. As you progress through the course and your confidence and experience grows, you will be able to start completing tasks on your own.

One of our assessors will visit you in your work place to mentor you and assess your competence regularly. This is part of our close support network NLG provides to ensure that Apprentices are both enjoying and succeeding in their course.

North London Garages offer 'roll-on-roll-off day release college courses enabling starts every 4 to 6 weeks at our Enfield site. Before applying, please ensure you are within reasonable traveling distance of the employer and college.

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