Apprentice Vehicle Technician

Date: 31 Oct 2023

Location: Ipswich, United Kingdom

Company: inchcape

Apprentice Vehicle Technician

BMW Ipswich
Company: Inchcape

40 Hours


Do you have a passion for vehicles? Do you enjoy problem-solving and being hands-on? Do you want to start your career with a global organisation with an exciting future?


If so, our Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair level 3 apprenticeship could be the perfect opportunity for you!


Let’s set the scene…

The role of a service technician is beginning to change. Vehicles are now equipped with advanced and fascinating technology, so being able to diagnose, service and maintain vehicles now requires a new kind of technician.

Customer-centricity has become just as important as diagnosing and repairing vehicles. And our Inchcape technicians work together as team to carefully manage our customers expectations whilst we look after their cars.

We partner with our providers to deliver an exciting, informative and rewarding apprenticeship – and you’ll learn all the skills required to be a technician of the future.


What does a Light Vehicle Service Technician do?

You will embark on a 3-year journey with us which will prepare and train you to be a next generation, fully-fledged Light Vehicle Service Technician.

You will service and repair our light vehicles that weight up to 3.5 tonnes. Between us and your apprenticeship provider, you will be trained in all areas of vehicle mechanics and electronics. Your work will vary from air conditioning and security features to engine and exhaust systems, giving you a well-rounded insight into vehicle maintenance.

So, what does that actually mean on a day-to-day? Well, you can expect to have to following duties:

  • Servicing our vehicles – you’ll be carrying out checks and maintenance in accordance with brand guidelines.
  • Identifying, repairing and replacing components and parts that are faults.
  • Liaising with our Service Advisors about required repairs or vehicle work.
  • Maintaining repair and service records
  • Learn and demonstrate work bay and surrounding area tidiness.
  • To always consider the customer impact on any activity with the vehicle, demonstrating our customer-centric approach
  • To satisfy the academic requirements of the apprenticeship – engage with our provider and ensure course progress.

…and many more!


What’s in it for you?

We’re not going to ask you to become one of our amazing technicians and not reward you for it, so, for being one of our apprentice technicians we will give you the following:

  • A starting salary of £14,610 (£7.00 per hour) which will increase as you progress through each year of your apprenticeship.
  • Access to our amazing colleague discount platform with offers at over 1000 retailers.
  • Vehicle purchase discounts for you to use with your family and friends so that they can drive with us at Inchcape.
  • A rewarding pension scheme – our flexible pension options give you the freedom to plan for the future.
  • Access to our cycle-to-work scheme – grab yourself a new bike and equipment and we’ll contribute towards the cost too!


Aside from those amazing benefits, your development will also be a top interest of ours. We are committed and invested in your career, and we will do everything we can to support you on your journey with us. You’ll have a healthy support system of:

  • A line manager
  • A designated buddy
  • A mentor
  • Our Early Careers Manager
  • Your dealership colleagues.

So you’ll have the network around you to help unlock your full potential!


A gift for when you start…

We appreciate that buying the tools required for the job can not only be expensive but also a daunting process. So, we’ve took it upon ourselves to do that for you!

When you start in September, we’ll be giving you a brand-new set of tools for you to use throughout your 3-year journey.

Upon qualifying, you’ll have to option to purchase them from us at a discounted price…but don’t worry about that until your third year!


So, if the above sounds of interest to you, go ahead and click on the apply button, and let’s get this ball rolling. We can’t wait to hear from yo

At Inchcape we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, and believe that Inchcape is for Everyone. So if you’re excited about this role and you share our values to deliver great experiences through fresh thinking and working better together, we encourage you to apply. You may be just the right person for this or other roles. Please get in touch!