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Automotive Apprenticeships Training programmes

Bosch’s Industry training programmes. The Bosch Automotive Apprenticeship Programme provides the knowledge, skills and qualifications required to set candidates on the path to an exciting career as an automotive technician.


The Bosch Automotive Apprenticeship Programme

What is involved in our industry-leading programme?

  • 17 blocks of high quality, engaging training over 3 years at one of our Bosch Service Training facilities.
  • Excellent training to support apprentices in achievement of a Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance level 3 Standards Apprenticeship
  • Development of knowledge and skills across a wide range of brands and vehicle systems both in the workplace and at our Training Centre
  • Paid employment at a local independent workshop, carefully selected by Bosch
  • Use of industry leading diagnostic tools to repair and maintain the latest vehicle technology
  • Learning about Electric Vehicle technology and cutting edge automotive developments

Detailed Information

With support from Bosch and employers, apprentices with a passion for motor vehicles will earn as they learn and kick start a successful career as an automotive technician.

  • Training delivered by Bosch, a world automotive leader in vehicle technology and systems
  • Delivery of knowledge while gaining practical experience in the workplace, accelerating individual development
  • Programme content includes, Electric Vehicles technology, automotive systems, diagnosis and repair to enable apprentices to be ready for the future of the automotive industry
  • Transferable skills will enable apprentices to have a foundation for a long term career path
  • High quality guidance and support will be available to apprentices and employers to give the highest levels of apprentice achievement and employer satisfaction
  • Industry recognized level 3 Standard Apprenticeship upon achievement of the End Point Assessment

The Apprenticeship Qualification

  • An apprenticeship involves paid employment whilst gaining essential skills, knowledge and behaviours related to the course of study. The apprentice will not need to contribute to the study costs.

Qualifications and achievements:

Successful apprentices will achieve:

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard – Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) or
  • Level 3 Framework Apprenticeship (dependent upon UK country)
  • Functional Skills (or equivalent) to Level 2 in English and Maths*
  • F Gas Refrigerant Handling Certification

Added benefits and additional to the apprenticeship standard become available to those who successfully complete the apprenticeship end point assessment.

4 courses from the Bosch Diagnostic Technician Programme:

  • VSE1 - Essential Test Procedures
  • VSTD9 - Oscilloscope Operation and Signal Test Methods
  • VSG18 - Engine Management Diagnosis of systems and components
  • VSD12- Essential Diesel Knowledge

* All candidates will be required to undertake an initial assessment including those who have already attained GCSE grades 4 and above.

Block Training

During the 3 year apprenticeship, training is delivered through a series of part week training blocks at one of Bosch’s high quality training centres. Blocks of training are preceded with a series of interactive and engaging webinars (attended from the workplace) to prepare the apprentice for each training block.

Whilst attending training at the Bosch training centre, all travel, accommodation and subsistence fees are paid for by the employer. Apprentices will stay in a hotel familiar with the requirements of apprentice safeguarding. Transport, to and from the hotel to the training centre, will be provided along with food and refreshments during the training block.

Bosch has a high focus not only on the quality of the training programme, but also for its participants’ welfare both in our training centres and when staying at allocated accommodation. Support is always on hand and apprentices quickly build supportive peer groups to help develop ongoing personal confidence and independence as part of the residential training programme.

Progress Reviews

It is important that progress is regularly reviewed to meet the individual needs of apprentices. Progress reviews will be regularly organised in the workplace as well being conducted digitally. This is an opportunity for the trainer to engage with the employer and the apprentice to ensure all parties are confident that sufficient progress is being made. Action plans and targets will be agreed to support continual development and timely progress towards the End Point Assessment.

Suitable Apprentice Candidates will be:

  • Passionate about a starting a career in the motor industry
  • Ready to work with their hands in a busy automotive workshop
  • Wanting to learn about the latest automotive technology and how to maintain and repair automotive systems
  • Willing to demonstrate high levels of commitment
  • Capable of working well as part of a team
  • Able to follow written and verbal instruction
  • Interested in digital technology and electronics
  • Enthusiastic to learn new skills and problem solving techniques
  • Strongly motivated and have a “can-do” attitude
  • Determined to succeed in their apprenticeship and aspire to ongoing personal development within the automotive industry

Interested in becoming an apprentice? The points below will help make the application quick and simple.

  • Before registering candidates must have read and understood our Privacy Statement which can be found by following the link: Apprenticeship Programme Privacy Notice
  • The application process will take between 10 to 20 minutes and candidates should have their national insurance number to hand before clicking the on the ‘Register now' link below
  • Bosch is continually striving to improve equality and diversity across the motor industry. We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community. We are an equal opportunities training provider and our programmes are available to candidates irrespective of their background or social identity.
  • Applications will only be accepted through the online application process, not via email. If an application is successfully matched with any vacancies, a member of our recruitment team will be in contact to discuss the opportunity further.
  • Simply click the 'Register now' link below and complete / register the online application.

Are you an employer looking to grow your workforce with an apprentice? Bosch can help employers find the right candidate for their business. Please call us now on 03444 120040 to discuss the next steps or drop an email to us at

Our employer guide gives additional information about the importance of employers and workplace mentors in making apprenticeships successful.

Employer Guide (PDF)

If you would also like to have more detailed knowledge of the workplace learning and development activities that an apprentice will need cover to grow their skills, confidence and competence, please download and view our Workplace Development Guide*

Workplace Development Guide (PDF)

*QR links in the document are only available to those enrolled on the programme

Funding Partners

The Apprenticeship Programme receives financial support from the Government and European Social Fund (ESF). This support is secured through the relevant funding bodies in England (Education and Skills Funding Agency), Scotland (Skills Development Scotland) & Wales (Welsh Government)

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  • Europeam Social Fund
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