Vehicle maintenance and repair apprenticeship

Vehicle maintenance and repair apprenticeship

Vehicle maintenance and repair apprenticeships deals with the repair and maintenance of all types of vehicles, from mopeds to lorries.

There are more than 32 million vehicles on the UK’s roads, which means we need plenty of motor vehicle technicians to keep them roadworthy.

As an apprentice, you could work for a dealership and focus on a particular manufacturer, or work for an independent garage that deals with many different makes of vehicles. In both, you’ll choose your area of specialisation, whether that’s motorcycles, cars, heavy vehicles or vehicle electrical systems. You’ll be working in a service technician type role, carrying out routine maintenance and basic repairs, as well as identifying and reporting faults.

The apprenticeship includes pathways in repair and maintenance of light and heavy vehicles, caravans and motorhomes, motorcycles, heavy vehicle trailers and forklift trucks as well as auto-electrical and mobile electrical installation.

On the Advanced Level apprenticeship, you’ll learn about more complex faults and how to identify and repair them using sophisticated diagnostic equipment.

Vehicle repair is challenging, hands-on work – every vehicle will present a new problem to solve. You’ll also need good communication skills in order to explain everything to the customer. But you’ll feel satisfied when the job’s done and that vehicle is back on the road.


Intermediate (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3)

Starting salary (once qualified):


Job roles:

Vehicle service technician, Lift truck technician, Auto electrician, Diagnostic technician, Master/senior technician, Workshop controller

Issuing Authority:

The Institute of the Motor Industry –

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