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Car Apprenticeships

There are a wide range of Car Apprenticeships on offer all across the UK. These include Car Apprenticeships with brands which design and build cars here in the UK, as well as the dealer networks. There are also Car Apprenticeships on offer with a wide range of independent dealers and service centres which are also spread across the UK.

This means that, no matter where you live, you will always be very close to either a car dealer or service centre or body shop which offers Car Apprenticeships. However, if you prefer to work on classic cars, you may need to look a little further afield. But there are also many Car Apprenticeships with classic cars, training young people how to service, repair, rebuild and restore older cars. However, working on classic cars requires a completely different set of skills to working on modern cars.

In this blog, we will take a brief look at some of the brands which offer Car Apprenticeships. But if you can’t find the brand you are looking for here, you will find a complete list of Car Apprenticeships on


Car Apprenticeships: Manufacturers

There are several car brands which still manufacture here in the UK, including some of the world’s most well-known brands, such as:


BMW has an engine plant at Hams Hall, near Birmingham. This is where they make engines for many BMWs, as well as all MINI cars. Car Apprenticeships on offer at BMW Hams Hall plant include:

  • Engineering
  • IT
  • Quality
  • Engineering Maintenance: Logistics, Machining, or Assembly

For further details, click here.


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MINI has two factories in the UK: the body stamping plant at Swindon, and the assembly plant at Oxford, the traditional home of MINI. Car Apprenticeships on offer at MINI include:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Human Resources
  • IT
  • Machine Controller
  • Maintenance
  • Technical Laboratory
  • Toolmaker

For further details, click here.



The Rolls-Royce factory at Goodwood is where all Rolls-Royce Motor Cars are assembled. Every Rolls-Royce is still built by hand, and the traditional handcrafted skills are vital for maintaining the heritage of the brand. Car Apprenticeships on offer at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars include:

  • Technical
  • Leather Shop Sewing
  • Leather Shop Covering
  • Wood Shop and Lacquer
  • Paint Shop

For further details, click here.


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Car Apprenticeships: Dealers


The Citroen Apprenticeship programme offers a range of roles in partnership with the UK Dealer Network, including:

  • Service Technician
  • Service Customer Advisor
  • Parts Customer Advisor
  • Business Admin

You will need at least 3 GCSEs to apply. For further details, click here.


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Hyundai Apprenticeship roles available with Hyundai dealers throughout the UK include:

  • Service Technician
  • Body/Paint Technician
  • Parts Consultant
  • Service Advisor
  • Business Admin

You will need at least 5 GCSEs to apply. For further details, click here.



There are four different Suzuki Apprenticeship routes with Suzuki, including Motorcycles and ATVs:

  • Automobile Technician
  • Motorcycle Technician
  • ATV Technician (All-Terrain Vehicles)
  • Parts Advisor

You will need at least 3 GCSEs to apply. For further details, click here.


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Car Apprenticeships: Aftermarket

Kwik Fit

Kwik Fit recruits more than 200 Apprentices each year across their 600+ sites in the UK. It is the UK’s leading fast-fit tyre centre and also one of the most well known brands on the High Street. Roles on offer include:

  • Autocare Technician

You will need at least 2 GCSEs to apply. For further details, click here.


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National Tyres

National Tyres offers Car Apprenticeships at more than 230 sites across the UK. It is the largest independently-owned fast-fit specialist in the UK. As a result, it has over 1,000 highly-trained technicians who specialise in vehicle parts repair, including tyres, exhausts, brakes, batteries, MOT testing, and vehicle safety inspections. Roles on offer include:

  • Service Technician
  • Customer Service Advisor

You will need at least 3 GCSEs to apply. For further details, click here.


Nationwide Repairs

Nationwide Repairs offers a range of Car Apprenticeships at more than 125 sites across the UK. It repairs over 360,000 cars and truck each year and has the largest body repair network in the UK.

Roles on offer include:

  • Mechanical Electrical Trim (MET) Technician*
  • Paint Sprayer
  • Panel Beater

* The skills learned as a MET Technician are broadly similar to those of a Service Technician.

You will need at least 3 GCSEs to apply. For further details, click here.


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Car Apprenticeships: Classic Cars

Classic Motor Cars (CMC)

CMC offers Classic Car Apprenticeships at its workshop in Shropshire. There are often more than 50 cars in the workshop each month for service, upgrades, repairs, repaints, or complete restoration. CMC is also one of the largest classic car restorers in the UK, with 36,000 sq ft of workshop space. The skills learned on a CMC Apprenticeship include:

  • Interior trim
  • Electrics
  • Bodywork
  • Paintwork
  • Mechanics

For further details, click here.


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Heritage Skills Academy (HSA)

The HSA is based at Bicester Heritage, where it is also surrounded by classic car workshops which service, repair and restore classic cars from all brands and all eras. It works with classic restorers all across the UK to recruit and train the next generation of people who can keep the traditional skills alive. Roles on offer include:

  • Heritage Engineering Technician

Skills learned include mechanical and precision engineering, as well as coach building and trim.

For further details, click here.


Car Apprenticeships: Where next?

Hopefully this blog has shown you there are many Car Apprenticeships waiting for you. The training you receive will be first-class, and it will be just the start of a rewarding career in the industry. The qualifications you will earn will allow you to progress as you gain further experience.

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