Motor Vehicle Apprenticeships in Gloucestershire
Training the future of the automotive industry for new recruits and current staff.
Now enrolling for September 2024 starts.
What is an Autocare Technician?
An Autocare Technician carries out a range of services and repairs to cars, car derived vans and light goods vehicles, working in a “Fast-Fit” Centre, which may be part of a national chain or independent garage. The role combines technical, retail and customer service skills, as well as tools, measuring and diagnostic equipment usage skills to identify & repair simple system faults.
We have years of experience developing new talent through our motor vehicle apprenticeships. As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, utilising motor vehicle apprenticeships is an ideal way to bring new skills into your business.
At Gloucestershire College, we are proud to work with employers across Gloucestershire and the South West to deliver automotive apprenticeships, training the motor vehicle industry's future. If you are looking to hire a motor vehicle apprentice or have a member of staff with potential to grow, get in touch with us today for a no-obligation consultation.
Autocare Technician Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Enrolling now for September 2023 start
Our new Autocare Technician Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard is designed in consultation with local employers and provides learners with a fantastic start to their automotive career.
Apprentices can gain expertise not only in the technical elements of the role but also learn excellent customer handling, sales as well as strong problem solving and self-organisation skills.
This apprenticeship standard is ideal for:
- Autocare technician
- Fast fit technician
- Motor vehicle fitter
- Diagnostic technician.
Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Our motor vehicle apprenticeship covers 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 works with many different makes of vehicles, we can support you with apprenticeship training.
Motor Vehicle apprentices will develop a range of skills from replacing parts through to solving complex faults using our modern diagnostic equipment, test rigs and range of makes and models of cars in our workshops, including hybrids.
For more detail about our Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship, download our fact sheet below or simply get in touch with our helpful team with any questions.
Motor Vehicle Apprenticeships for new and current staff
Already have an apprentice in mind? We can get them signed up. Our apprenticeships are open to new and existing employees enabling employers to upskill their workforce and future-proof their business with current and new skills.
How to recruit a motor vehicle apprentice for your business
Our apprenticeship vacancies consistently attract a high calibre of outstanding, diverse candidates including both young and more mature individuals with previous experience, graduates, school leavers and career changers all enthusiastically looking to join a local business like yours.
Our expert team will support your recruitment goals from promoting your vacancy on our website and social media to matching you with potential candidates.
Just like with hiring any other employee, you will have the final say on who you recruit. Your apprentice will have a contract of employment and will have the same responsibilities and entitlements as any other team member.
Ready to bring new talent into your business?
Training delivery for our Motor Vehicle Apprenticeships
When you recruit a motor vehicle apprentice with Gloucestershire College, they will be with you in your workplace from day one. We know the best way for apprentices to learn is through hands-on experience in the real working environment. With day release to College every week, apprentices will apply their learning and develop their skills from the very start, combining both theoretical and practical abilities.
Support for employers
We provide each apprentice and each of our employers with all the support needed to complete the apprenticeship. Right from day one, we listen to our employers to understand your needs and skill requirements while our expert apprenticeship team are on hand to answer any questions.
Your training coordinator at the college will be your point of contact, keeping you updated on your apprentice’s progress with regular workplace visits and working with you to meet goals and objectives.
The apprentice will also receive support with our small cohorts to maximise one-to-one with our expert lecturers and tutors. Should there be any challenges, concerns or questions during your apprentice’s time with us, your dedicated Training Coordinator will there to support you both.
Funding for motor vehicle apprentices
Using the Apprentice Levy and government funding
The apprenticeship training for your motor vehicle apprentice will be completely free if your company has less than 50 employees and you take on a 16-18-year-old.
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 apprentice’s training and the government will pay the remaining 95%.
If you pay the apprenticeship levy, we can support you to maximise your levy strategy. You can use your levy funds to bring in new talent to the business, or upskill employees through apprenticeships and help reduce skills gaps.