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Recruit motor vehicle apprentices and support the next generation

We've launched a brand new motor vehicle apprenticeship standard that has been developed to give people entering the industry the skills they need.

Gloucestershire College has young, talented individuals looking to join a business like yours right now, so sign up today to recruit!

NEW January 2021 starts!

For the first time, Gloucestershire College is running a motor apprenticeship start date in January 2021. There's no need to wait until September to hire an apprentice! You can benefit from up to £3,000 per apprentice hired before 31 January 2021, so don't delay! If you are able to recruit a motor apprentice for your business, contact our Business Hub team today to get the wheels turning.

Email: or call: 01452 563400

How will apprenticeships benefit your business? 

Apprenticeships offer real, measurable business benefits for employers:

  • Grow your team whilst keeping your costs down
  • Increase staff retention and motivation
  • Increase productivity
  • Directly address any skills gaps within your business
  • Get full support from Gloucestershire College
  • Receive new incentive payments from the government of up to £3,000 per apprentice hired before 31 January 2021

Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

Our motor vehicle apprenticeship deals with the repair and maintenance of all types of light vehicles. Whether your company is a dealership that focuses on a particular manufacturer, or an independent garage that deals with many different makes of vehicles, we can support you with apprenticeship training for new or existing employees.


Arrange a consultation to find out more

Fill out your details below to arrange a call back from one of our Business Consultants, or contact the GC Business Hub directly on 01452 563400 or

We have apprentices ready to join your business 

We can handle the whole recruitment process for you, for free. We offer a free matching service, so we can help you find the apprentice that is right for you. Or if you already know who you would like to recruit, we can get them signed up! We'll advertise your vacancy, pre-screen applicants and provide you with a shortlist of suitable candidates for you to make the final decision. Get in touch with our business hub team directly via: 01452 563400 or

What will it cost? Much less than you think

Your business could receive up to £3,000 per apprentice hired before January 31 2021.

  • If your company has less than 50 employees and you take on a 16-18 year old, you are entitled to receive the training completely free of charge.
  • If you are not a levy payer, (your wage bill is less than £3 million) you will contribute just 5% of the total cost of your apprenticeship training, the Government will pay the remaining 95%. 
  • If you pay the apprenticeship levy, as well as receiving the incentive payments from the government, we can support you to maximise your levy strategy and make the most of funding on offer. You can use your levy funds to bring in new talent to the business, or upskill existing employees and help reduce skills gaps.   

Our experts are here to support your business and offer guidance about how you can receive incentive payments for apprenticeships. Get in touch to arrange a free consultation with one of Business Hub team via:

Can your business recruit an apprentice?

We understand that not all businesses are currently in a position to be able to recruit, but please stay in touch and we hope to be able to work with you in the future. But if you can, we urge you to do so. We are counting on local businesses to step up and support Gloucestershire’s young people. It’s our shared responsibility to support the next generation to develop and drive forward Gloucestershire's economy.


Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.