Rossetts Commercials

Van (Light) Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Rossetts Commercials (Employer)

Mercedes-Benz UK Limited (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £145.25
35.0 hours per week Days and hours will be confirmed by the employer at interview, as days and times may vary.
3 years (duration)
1 November 2020(start date)
14 October 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

An excellent opportunity for an outgoing & proactive individual, offering the chance to work for one of the most prestigious automotive companies, developing skills in vehicle maintenance & repair. Working in a busy environment, representing the brand by exceeding our customer’s expectations & delivering an unparalleled level of service & quality.


As a Light Vehicle (Van) Technician, you will service and repair all systems within a vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes, 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

Important information:

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

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.

Future career opportunities:

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

For advice on completing an application, please refer to the advice and guidance here:

Future Prospects

  • Maintenance, System and Diagnostic Technicians
  • Service Team Leader
  • Service Manager
  • After Sales Manager

Reality Check

  • Please consider the distance to travel to work and the cost of travel to the place of employment. Please consider this in relation to the apprenticeship wage
  • Please also note that this is a light vehicle apprenticeship, however, you will be working on vans, in a commercial vehicle workshop

Skills Required

  • Basic mechanical understanding or knowledge
  • Organisational skills
  • Good communication skills

Qualities Required

  • Good team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Punctual
  • Hard working
  • Interest in motor vehicles
  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiasm to learn
  • Dedicated
  • Passion and interest in the motor industry

Qualifications Required

GCSEs at grades A*-C / 9-4 (or equivalent) in:

  • Mathematics
  • English Language

Training Provided

Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (light vehicle) apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Functional skills in English and maths (if applicable)
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