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Trident Park, Trident Way,
Blackburn BB1 3NU

Apprentice Technician

Are you looking for an opportunity to launch your career in the automotive industry? Look no further than Hippo Motor Group! As an Apprentice Vehicle Technician, you’ll be responsible for maintaining and repairing motor vehicles to the high standards upheld by our dealership. You’ll have the chance to work in our state-of-the-art workshop, where you’ll learn from experienced senior technicians and gain hands-on experience with a variety of vehicles, from small city cars to performance cars.

At Hippo, we’re committed to investing in your professional development. You’ll work alongside our dedicated training tutor and college to complete a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance at their IMI Approved Centre. During your apprenticeship, you’ll receive both classroom and workshop-based learning, including off-the-job training at the IMI Approved Centre. You’ll also have the support of a dedicated mentor to oversee your work-based learning programme.

Your apprenticeship will take place over a 3-year period and will compromise of classroom and workshop-based learning, this includes off-the-job training at the IMI Approved Centre. You will also receive the support from a mentor who will oversee the work-based learning programme.

Apprentice Technicians will work 8:30am till 5:00pm and have 3 block days a month where they will train off-site with college.

Apprenticeship Wage
Employment Type
Job Reference
  • Assist Senior Technicians in diagnosing and repairing vehicles.
  • Conduct basic maintenance tasks, such as oil changes, tire rotations, tyre changes, and brake inspections.
  • Complete basic servicing, health checks and MOT prep.
  • Learn and follow dealership safety policies and procedures.
  • Keep the shop area clean and organised.
  • Communicate with all other departments to ensure a smooth workflow.
  • Diagnosing faults with dealership equipment and technology to perform repairs.
  • Maintain accurate records of repair work completed and parts used.
  • Attend dealership training sessions and continue to improve technical knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical diagrams, manuals, and schematics.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking abilities
  • Attention to detail and precision in workmanship.
  • Good communication skills to interact with customers and colleagues.
  • Time management and organisational skills to prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Basic computer literacy to navigate dealership software and tools.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies and techniques.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and take direction from senior technicians and mentors.
  • Driving Lessons Paid.
  • Lunch on Hippo when passing probation.
  • Departmental incentives
  • Works social events.
  • 2 years’ service- an additional day annual leave and £100 meal
  • 5 years’ service- 2 additional days annual leave and access to private health care
  • 10 years’ service- 3 additional days annual leave and a voucher
  • Employee of the quarter scheme
  • Refer a friend scheme.
  • Time for you- the opportunity to earn up to 4 early finishes/late starts per year.
  • Internal development and progression opportunities
  • Hippo Legends scheme
  • Senior account manager status Eye care vouchers
  • Access to BEN the employee wellbeing support service

Applying for the Job

To apply, please submit CV & Cover Letter to our recruitment team at careers@hippomotorgroup.co.uk, or use the form below. Please be sure to quote the relevant role reference number found at the top of this page. We look forward to hearing from you.