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If you have an interest in cars, then the Motor Vehicle apprenticeship is the best route for you.
Engineering & Automotive apprenticeships

If you have an interest in cars, then the Motor Vehicle apprenticeship is the best route for you.

Working in a local garage, repairing and maintaining motor vehicles. Many apprentices start at intermediate level to gain the basic skills to undertake repairs and maintenance, then progress to technician level. There are opportunities to develop further specialist skills as well, including air-conditioning. There is a vast array of career pathways, including working in main dealerships, providing roadside assistance and starting your own business.

Did you know that Apprentices can be aged 16-64? Regardless of your age background, there is an apprenticeship out there for you.

It’s the perfect opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a real work setting, build on your existing skills and get a flavour of what could become your chosen career. Employers will guide your progress, concentrating on how you see your development taking shape. Meanwhile, your college assessor will be on hand to support your learning and offer advice and guidance.

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Earn while you learn

You will have a contract as an employee and be paid for your work. The national apprenticeship minimum wage is currently £3.30 per hour and you may earn more, depending on your employer. The average apprentice wage is £170 per week. If you are aged 19+ and in the second year of your apprenticeship, you are entitled to receive the National Minimum Wage.

Competence Qualification

An apprenticeship framework comprises a number of elements, either a separate competence and knowledge qualification, or in some cases a combined qualification, functional skills in English and maths and in some cases, ICT, employee rights and responsibilities and personal learning & thinking skills. Motor Vehicle apprentices attend college for day release to learn and practice their skills, which can then be demonstrated in the workplace. Our specialist staff are on hand to provide advice, guidance and support to enable you to find the best apprenticeship to suit your career goals.


Nationally, 86% of apprentices stay and progress in work after qualifying. 67% remain with their original employer.

I enjoy being able to work on machinery and being more practical as this how I learn best.

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