Apprenticeships with National Tyres and Autocare
The National Tyres Apprenticeship programme offers apprenticeships at over 230 locations throughout the UK. The company is the largest independently-owned fast-fit specialist in the UK. Consequently, the company has over 1,000 highly-trained technicians who specialise in vehicle parts repair, including tyres, exhausts, brakes, batteries, MOT testing, and vehicle safety inspections.
In addition to the full range of vehicle servicing at National Tyres and Autocare centres, the company continues to increase their fleet of mobile tyre fitting vehicles every year in order to offer this service in more locations throughout the UK. Each mobile tyre fitting vehicle includes air jacks, blast cages, digital tyre pressure systems and LED lighting, as well as on-board power, compressors and adjustable tyre racking. Each tyre fitting expert is also equipped to change tyres up to 24”. This allows the company to provide the service to a wide range of vehicle types, from vans to family cars as well as many 4x4s.
National’s sister company, Viking International are the UK’s largest tyre and autocare component wholesaler, operating from nine strategically located warehouses throughout the UK. This ensures that National Tyre and Autocare branches stock a comprehensive range of products including Bridgestone, Michelin, Pirelli, Continental, Avon and various budget brands to suit all motoring requirements as well as providing an unrivalled level of service.
National Tyre and Autocare also provides services to the business sector. The company’s National Fleet division offers various services to help fleet companies manage their fleets more effectively. In addition, its Dealer Division offers a unique one stop tyre supply, fitting and maintenance operation which has been developed to meet the particular needs of motor dealerships.
More than 50% of the National Tyre and Autocare centres are also authorised to carry out MOT tests. The following chart shows the number of National Tyres and Autocare locations in each region:
- Birmingham: 15
- Cheshire & North Wales: 11
- Kent: 13
- Lancashire: 15
- Liverpool: 15
- London: 14
- Manchester: 14
- Midlands: 14
- Midlands (South):
- North East: 14
- Scotland (North): 15
- Scotland (South): 16
- South Coast: 13
- South East: 13
- West & South Wales: 14
- South West: 15
- Yorkshire: 14
A National Tyres Apprenticeship is just the start of a rewarding career with the brand. The company has a strong culture of supporting and guiding its employees to develop their skills to further their career. As a result, even the company’s Chief Executive Officer worked his way up from a Tyre Fitter!
However, the availability of a National Tyres Apprenticeship near you will depend on the requirements of each individual location.
Roles Available with National Tyres and Autocare
National Tyres Apprenticeship roles are available at many of the company’s 235 UK locations, depending on local requirements, in the following disciplines:
- Service Technician
- Customer Service Advisor
Education Requirements for National Tyres and Autocare
To qualify for a National Tyres Apprenticeship, candidates must be able to demonstrate the following qualifications:
- 3 GCSEs, including English and Maths
When can I apply for an apprenticeship at National Tyres and Autocare?
The recruitment process for the National Tyres Apprenticeship programme starts in April each year. Roles start in the summer upon completion of academic studies.
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