Apprentice BMW Motor Vehicle Technician

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 631370888-2
  • Date Posted: 20 June 2022
  • Apprentice Employer: Stephen James (Automotive) Ltd
  • Location: Sidcup, Kent
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Trades & Services, Automotive
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

Apprentice BMW Motor Vehicle Technician - Stephen James BMW Ruxley

We are currently recruiting for three Motor Vehicle Technician Apprentices. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with one of the world's most prestigious and technologically advanced car manufacturers.

All BMW Motor Vehicle Technician Apprentices attend the BMW Group Academy UK in Berkshire for their off-the-job training. This ensures consistent training throughout the UK and allows our apprentices to train on up-to-the-minute products and technology. The training takes place over a 3-year period and takes the form of classroom and workshop sessions.

The course is unique to BMW with a special emphasis on electronics and cutting-edge technology; your training will include the opportunity to work on the latest:


Engines and BMW diagnostic equipment

Ultimately leading to the ability to undertake:



Repair activities on vehicles to the highest standards once fully qualified

During the time spent at your Retailer, a mentor will be allocated to oversee the work-based learning programme. A BMW representative will also visit on a 12 weekly basis to set performance targets and ensure any development needs are being met.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Communication skills


Teamwork skills

Personal qualities

Successful applicants must demonstrate the following:

A keen interest and enthusiasm for automotive vehicles and the industry as a whole

Be honest and trustworthy with a willingness to learn

Positive attitude and work ethic, with high level of professionalism

Be able to work effectively as part of a team in a busy workshop environment, as well as having the capability to follow instructions and work individually

Have good dexterity

Required qualifications

Applicants are required to have, or predicted to obtain, GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in the following subjects English, maths, and ICT (or one other subject if candidate did not take ICT)

Things to consider and Future prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will continue your development on the BMW Technical Programme.

Expected duration 3 years

Apprenticeship level: Advanced Level 3 (A level)

Successful applicants must be prepared to travel to the BMW Group Academy in Berkshire to complete their apprenticeship training

Training is completed in 1 week blocks approximately once every two-three month

All training costs are covered by the BMW Retailer (travel, accommodation, and food)

Paid at the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): 23yrs and over is £9.50ph, 21yrs to 22yrs is £9.18ph 18yrs to 20yrs is £6.83ph, under 18yrs is £4.81ph

Total hours per week: 40.00

About the employer

All Motor Vehicle Technician, Aftersales Customer Service (Parts & Service) and Motorcycle Technician Apprentices will be employed at their local BMW Retailer and will attend the BMW Group Academy for their training. The BMW Group Academy is based at Wokefield Park near Reading in Berkshire.


Stephen James BMW Ruxley, Maidstone Road, Sidcup, DA14 5BG

Training provider


Qualifications to be achieved:

Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) Apprenticeship Level 3 Standard

IMI Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician

IMI Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigeration Handling

IMI Level 2 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle

IMI Accreditation Service Maintenance Technician

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle) Level 3 (A level)


All applications require a CV and a completed application form. Stephen James will review and shortlist for an initial telephone interview. Final shortlist will be invited to attend an Interview at Stephen James BMW Ruxley, DA14 5BG

Contact Information
Recruitment Team (phone number removed) (url removed)