Advanced Motor Vehicle

Advanced Motor Vehicle Apprenticeships normally last for four years during which time you will attend our Training Centre or a College one day per week for 3 years, following a Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle or Heavy Vehicle Maintenance Repair.  The remainder of your time is spent with your employer following the National Vocational Competence Qualification (N.V.Q) Level 3 and Functional Skills as laid down by the Institute of Motor Industry (IMI) and City and Guilds, leading to achieving a Certificate of Advanced Apprenticeship.

Training Programme

Motor Vehicle covers trades such as:

  • Heavy or light vehicle maintenance & repair
  • Body repair and painting
  • Auto electrician

The training includes all aspects of site and motor vehicle such as:

  • Good Housekeeping
  • Risks to Health and Safety
  • Working Relationships
  • Carry out Routine Maintenance
  • Inspect Vehicles
  • Diagnose Complex Faults
  • Remove and Replace Engine/Chassis/Transmission Units
  • Remove and Replace Electrical Units

Like all employees, apprentices must still receive a wage. The National Minimum Wage for apprentices is £2.68 per hour. However, as skills develop, many employers tend to increase wages

Recruitment period

February to August.  Most apprenticeships commence in September of each year.

How to Apply

You can register your interest in being considered for an apprenticeship, direct via our website, click on Register Now and fill in our form, include as much details about yourself as you can at this stage. 

Selection Test

You should have or hope to gain Grade C or above in GCSE Math, English, Science and a Technical subject or equivalent.

If your registration of interest is progressed you will be invited to attend our Initial Recruitment Selection Test.

Preliminary Interview

If you obtain qualifying results in the NWTC Initial Recruitment Selection Test you will be invited to attend an interview with one of the recruitment team at NWTC.  Some evidence of practical ability and an interest in Motor Vehicle Repairs work would be advantageous.

Company Interviews

On successful completion of the above elements, company interviews are then arranged for the most suitable applicants.

Applicants chosen for employment by the company will normally start in September