As a Service Technician you will be involved in all aspects of maintenance and repair, from routine servicing to the complete component overhaul of vehicle systems.



The Service Department of your local dealership has become a vital part in the success of the business by creating a service and experience to attract and maintain a loyal customer base in the life cycle of a vehicle. The Service Technician plays a role in this by providing the service needed to increase longevity and safety in their vehicle’s life.

In order to provide that service, electronic fault diagnosis using the latest diagnostic equipment now forms part of the everyday routine in Volkswagen Group Centres.

Technicians are also vital to customer care. The service provided by the workshop is a major factor considered by customers when they decide to replace their car.

Main duties for this service technician vacancy include the following

  • Identify problems, often by using diagnostic equipment
  • Test parts & systems to ensure they are working correctly
  • Following checklists to ensure all critical parts are examined
  • Bumper to bumper overview, service and inspection
  • Cooling and lubrication, air & exhaust systems
  • Maintenance of electronic systems such as braking & suspension, as well as steering, wheels and tyres
  • Clutches, manual/auto gearboxes, drivelines
  • Disassemble & reassemble parts
  • Working with traditional, hybrid & electronic engines
  • Maintain a clean & tidy work environment to ensure equipment longevity and workplace safety
  • Maintain legible & accurate paperwork for the customer and for the centre’s records


Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £148.00
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  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, with possible Saturdays.Total hours per week: 40.00
  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years
  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2018
  • Date posted

    13 Apr 2018
  • Distance

    0.3 miles
  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship
  • Reference number

    VAC001386176
  • Positions

    1 available

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Full training will be given.

Personal qualities

You must have a genuine interest working in the automotive sector and be committed to the three year apprenticeship programme.

Desired qualifications

A minimum of three GCSE’s grades A-C (New Grades 4 – 9) (or equivalent) in English, Maths and Science.

Future prospects

Possibility of full time career/further training.

Things to consider

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.70 per hour as of April 2018. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The Wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

Please do not contact dealership, we are the main point of contact for this vacancy and carry out a full recruitment service for the local dealer. Approaching the dealer directly will not always help your application.


Training provider

On completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship you will receive the following qualifications:

  • A Standard in Automotive Retail Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Light Vehicle
  • Qualification in Air Conditioning Refrigerant Handling
  • Functional skills if required

Apprenticeship standard

Automotive retail > Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Training provider

BABCOCK TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Babcock Training Limited

Ref: APP30209

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