Apprentice Vehicle Maintenance Technician

Gimber Motors 6 Station Approach Penarth CF64 3EE
Apprenticeship rates
10 Apr 2021
20 Apr 2021
Start Date
About the apprenticeship


Duties will include learning how to perform maintenance and servicing on light vehicles within a range of components, through shadowing a full qualified member of the company. Other duties will be undertaken and allocated as appropriate e.g. maintaining a clean and tidy work area in line with health & safety working practices.

Additional information

Before applying for this position please ensure you are able to travel to and from the place of employment in Penarth and to the XR Training Centre in Pyle once a week. You will be employed full-time as an apprentice by this company based in Penarth. You will be enrolled onto a level 2 foundation apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Maintenance, and undertake the following qualifications:
- VCQ Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Competence
- VRQ Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles (Motor Vehicle 4270/4290 Series)
- Essential Skills in Application of Number, Communication and Digital Literacy level 1



Candidates must be punctual.
Candidates must be reliable and trustworthy.
Candidates must be flexible with hours worked.
Must be able to work with others as a part of a team.
Must be able to follow instructions and ask for guidance when necessary.
Candidates should be enthusiastic and committed to both the job and the training.
Prior experience (as a hobby or formal training) of working on cars desirable but not essential.
Ability to drive is desirable but not essential, as long as candidate is prepared to travel back and forth to the XR Training Centre in Pyle and the place of employment.
Must recognise the importance of attending XR Training once a week in order to achieve qualifications in a timely manner.
Applications from local candidates encouraged, i.e. Penarth/Sully/Dinas Powys.


GCSEs in Maths and English, no minimum grade requirement.


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:

Foundation Apprenticeship in Light Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

About the employer

Gimber Motors 6 Station Approach

CF64 3EE

Disability confident


Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

Suitable candidates may be invited to an informal interview at the training provider (XR Training) before having their CV forwarded directly to the employer. This will be to ensure suitability for the apprenticeship programme. You will then be under consideration for final interview which will take place at the employers' premises. If selected, the training provider (XR Training) will contact you with details of the interview.

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