Ref. 100 - Motor Vehicle Technician Apprentice at Autocentre Ltd based in Chorley

Job type Apprenticeship
Contract Type Apprenticeship
Positions Available 1
Salary £3.70 per hour
Reference Code Ref. 100
Hours Per Week Monday to Friday plus Saturday 9-12 on a rota basis
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Job Description

Company Bio

Autocentre Chorley is a well established service, MOT and tyre centre. Our highly skilled and qualified mechanics hold over 60 years of combined experience.

We have the latest machines and diagnostic equipment and aim to provide a friendly yet professional and reliable service. Our fully trained mechanics ensure the highest standards are guaranteed and we cater for all makes and models.

Our commitment to excellence, combined with our mission to deliver outstanding customer service, has earned our company the excellent reputation it enjoys today. To validate this statement we are members of the Good Garage Scheme.

We are situated in a prime location in Chorley town centre behind the train station, with easy access to the M6 and M61. 

Brief Overview

An apprentice is required to join a busy automotive service and repair centre. Dealing with the repair and maintenance of light motor vehicles, candidates will have a keen interest and passion to progress within the industry.

Vacancy Description

The duties and responsibilities associated with this position include, but are not limited to the following:

Working alongside qualified technicians with the investigation, repair and service of vehicles

Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and efficient workshop and adhere to the Autocentres business processes (e.g. environmental awareness, servicing a vehicle, record keeping, customer contact, documentation completed, quality) and standard workshop operations

Assisting with MOT's on vehicles

Use diagnostic, mechanical and electrical measuring equipment

Inspect and prepare a vehicle to the required quality standard for handover to the customer e.g. following a service, complex repair, quality control etc.

Service and maintain a vehicle

Remove repair/replace components in line with manufacturer’s standards

Investigate symptoms of vehicle fault(s) and identify the likely underlying causes

Apply advanced diagnostic principles and logical problem-solving techniques, supported by diagnostic tools and testing regimes, to establish electrical, mechanical and electronic faults

Other general technical duties and general housekeeping

Good customer service skills/ability to liaise at all levels

Follow Health & Safety


Person Specification


Full training will be provided but some prior knowledge within maintenance and repair is desirable

Personal Qualities

Those who enjoy the practical application of knowledge and skills are especially likely to have an aptitude for the work

Interested in the way vehicles operate and the potential to research, analyse and solve problems; organised, methodical and pays attention to detail

Able to work in a team and to communicate well both orally and in writing; cares about delivering excellent service – both internally and externally to colleagues and customers

Able to demonstrate general analytical and mechanical skills

Flexibility and willingness to learn

You will be customer focused with sharp attention to detail as well as the ability to listen to and learn from you college lecturers and colleagues/mentors to gain the skills to diagnose and repair vehicles to the highest standard

Desired Qualifications

English and maths GCSE A-C grade or equivalents

Candidates without English and maths at GCSE Grade C (or Functional Skills Level 2) or above will undertake level 1 Functional skills 

Things to Consider

The apprentice will work Saturday mornings on a rota basis.

Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is at the employers’ discretion and is subject to change. If this vacancy has been filled, we will endeavour to support you in finding alternative vacancies.

Future Prospects

A full time position for the right person will include a market leading salary and bonus scheme and progression opportunities


Other Information

Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship


Proposed Duration

18 - 24 months

Training to be Provided

Apprenticeship Level 2 in Maintenance and Repair Competence, Functional Skills Level 1 in English and Maths if required


Apprenticeship Team

01254 292500


How To Apply
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