At Lookers, we are proud to encourage, develop and reward talent. We offer a range of apprenticeship vacancies across multiple departments throughout our dealership network of over 150 locations. We have over 100 apprentices start with us each year covering Vehicle Technician, to Service Advisor and, Administration roles.
Our apprenticeship programmes are run in conjunction with some of the world's most renowned and prestigious automotive brands; from Nissan to Volkswagen and Audi and everything in between.
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Embarking on an apprenticeship at Lookers really can be one of the most exciting and rewarding things you can do as a young person. You’ll become part of our nationwide network of apprentices with all the support and training you need to help get your career off to a flying start.
You will gain hands on experience from day one and have the chance to earn while you learn your craft. And it doesn’t stop as soon as you’re qualified; we provide ongoing opportunities for learning and development throughout your career with Lookers.
Who can apply?
Our apprenticeships are open to people aged 16 or over, giving them a chance to earn as they learn. This means working towards a recognised qualification and skilled employment with greater career prospects.
Whether you're coming straight from school, further education or are already in employment, you can apply - all you need to do is make sure you meet the entry requirements.
How long does an apprenticeship last?
Depending on which apprenticeship and level of qualification you choose, your apprenticeship can take between one and four years to complete. During this time, you'll be working and gaining invaluable experience whilst doing what you love.
What happens when I apply?
You’ll need to complete an application form to apply for an apprenticeship at Lookers. These vary depending on the brand you are applying to complete your apprenticeship with.
You’ll be contacted for a telephone interview and possibly an online assessment if you meet the criteria on the application form. Once complete, you will be invited for an interview or work trial in one of our dealerships provided you pass all of the entry requirements.
How long will it be before I know if I have been successful?
We aim to get in touch with you regardless of whether you are successful or not by email or phone within two weeks of your interview or work trial with us. If for any reason you haven’t heard from us after meeting with one of our team you can contact us at email@example.com.
Will I get paid for my apprenticeship?
Yes, from day one you’ll be an employee of Lookers and your contract of employment will set out the number of hours in your working week. You may need to spend time at a college, but this is part of your role and working week, so you are also paid for this.
Who will support me on my apprenticeship?
Throughout your apprenticeship you will be fully supported by your assessor, mentor, line manager and our Early Careers Manager.
What qualifications do I need?
Entry requirements vary depending on the apprenticeship you apply for, please see each individual advert for further information. As a minimum though you will need Maths and English at National 4 or 5 for Scotland and Grade 4-9 or A-C in England.
Myth Busting Apprenticeships
Myth: Apprenticeships are for people who don’t do well at school.
Myth busted: Not true! Apprenticeships are simply an alternative route into skilled employment. They are a great way to earn while you learn, gain vital work experience, and set yourself on a fast-track to a successful career.
Myth: Apprentices are not well paid.
Myth busted: Apprenticeship pay rates vary depending on your age and apprenticeship level and increase throughout your apprenticeship. After your apprenticeship you receive a very competitive salary, for example as a qualified Technician it can range anywhere from £22,000 to £46,000 depending on your role. The good news is we have clear career paths in place for you to follow!
Myth: Apprenticeships are only for traditional industries, like manufacturing or construction.
Myth busted: It's not just trades like Joinery, Plumbing and Bricklaying that offer apprenticeships. Granted, apprenticeships like these have been going on for a long time, but there are so many more, such as IT Software Development, Technician and Accountancy.
Myth: Apprentices only have limited potential - otherwise they'd be at university.
Myth busted: Just because a person chooses not to go to university (and an increasing number are doing just that) it doesn't mean they won't be a success in later life. For example, what do Sir Alex Ferguson, Jamie Oliver and Alan Titchmarsh have in common? Correct - they were all once apprentices!
Myth: Apprenticeships are just for people who leave school as soon as they possibly can.
Myth busted: No - apprenticeships are available for people no matter how old they are, as long as they're over 16. There's nothing stopping anyone taking on an apprenticeship, right up to retirement age!