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The complete Apprenticeship programme from Mercedes-Benz

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Mercedes-Benz invented the automobile over 130 years ago and has pioneered its continued development ever since. Today, our vehicles continue to set new standards in safety, technology, design and performance on the road and on the race track.

Now we’re looking for rising stars to help us drive the future of the automobile to new heights. If you’re a driven individual with an eye for detail and a curiosity for how things work then an apprenticeship with Mercedes-Benz might be for you.

By choosing an apprenticeship with Mercedes-Benz you are taking the first step onto a career ladder full of potential and opening the doors to a world of opportunity limited only by your ambition.

A-Levels Vs Apprenticeships: The key questions

What will I learn and where?

On an apprenticeship you will learn the skills to perform your job whilst working at your local Mercedes-Benz Retailer or Dealer. You will also learn about your role whilst on several one-week secondments at the Mercedes-Benz Apprentice Academy (number of weeks dependent on apprenticeship taken) and you will additionally be taught in Maths, English and ICT skills.

Generally with A-Level learning you will select three or four courses of your choice and will also receive basic teaching in Maths, English, Science and ICT. All study takes place at your chosen college and may involve varying levels of practical learning dependent on the teaching establishment.

How long will I learn?

An apprenticeship with Mercedes-Benz is for three years, with regular block study placements at the Mercedes-Benz Apprentice Academy in Milton Keynes.

A-Levels generally take two years but may take more dependent on your results and subsequent choices.

What qualifications will I receive?

Successful completion of a Mercedes-Benz apprenticeship will earn you a Level 3 Apprenticeship, a qualification in High Voltage Awareness and an F-Gas Handling licence. You will also obtain a certificate in Mercedes-Benz competencies and gain relevant skills in Maths, English and ICT.

At the end of A-Level education you should receive, if successful, A-Level or AS-level qualifications. These equate to UCAS points which can dictate your ability to get into a university if you choose to continue in education.

Will I earn money?

As an apprentice you are considered a full-time employee and you will receive a highly competitive wage, which is subject to National Minimum Wages for apprentices.

Some A-level students are eligible to claim £30 per week whilst studying at college.

Will it cost me anything?

No. An apprenticeship with Mercedes-Benz will not cost you, the learner, anything.

No. A-Level education is free to receive. Education is not free from University onwards.

Apprentice Q and A:

Chris Stanley, Apprentice Parts Technician

Why do you love being a Mercedes-Benz apprentice?

“You learn so much both at work and college and on this programme you not only get your national qualifications, you get a specialist Mercedes-Benz qualification too, which is fantastic for my CV. I expected to be making the teas and cleaning up after the other technicians but that's not the case at all.”

Have you always had a passion for cars?

“I've always been interested in mechanics. I found this opportunity on the National Apprenticeship Service website and haven't looked back since. I absolutely love working on my car and I wouldn't be able to do it without the money I earn and the knowledge I've gained on the apprenticeship. I just can't wait to start learning to drive now!”

What are you looking forward to in the future?

“For now, my aim is to be a Diagnostic Technician - but who knows where I could go from there.”

Qualifications / Application Criteria Required

Applicants should ideally hold, or be predicted, C-grades or above (or the new equivalent) in GCSE-level Maths, English and ICT and be 16 years old or over before starting their apprenticeship. Any additional background experience in technical, marketing or sales environments is welcomed, as is voluntary work or relevant club memberships.

Mercedes-Benz run four apprenticeship programmes: Parts Operation Specialist, Light Vehicle Technician, Heavy Vehicle Technician and Customer Service Expert details of which can be found here.

Choosing to study an apprenticeship is a positive first step onto the career ladder, enabling you to gain qualifications and valuable skills through a combination of practical on-the-job training and classroom learning whilst earning money at the same time. One of the primary advantages associated with an apprenticeship is that you avoid the debt accrued by going to university, whilst earning as many as five years additional working experience over university graduates.

Apprenticeships allow you to go onto further education if you wish. Five per cent of our apprentices opt to go into higher education, whilst 91 percent of our graduates have been promoted or gone on to gain additional qualifications within Mercedes-Benz.

There are a huge range of careers within Mercedes-Benz open to graduates of the Apprentice Academy and we actively encourage young people full of ambition to apply. For a basic guide of progression routes within Mercedes-Benz look at the development pathway table here.

Apprenticeship with Mercedes-Benz means working for a global premium automotive manufacturer on industry-leading products renowned for their innovation and quality. Trained by industry experts, most of whom began their careers as apprentices, you will be treated like an adult and given the freedom to get the most out of your apprenticeship experience. In fact, Ofsted rated the outcomes for learners on the Mercedes-Benz Apprentice Scheme as 'outstanding', a review backed up by the high number of apprentices who remain with Mercedes-Benz for more than ten years.

Applicants should ideally hold, or be predicted, C-grades or above (or the new equivalent) in GCSE-level Maths, English and ICT and be 16 years old or over before starting their apprenticeship. Any additional background experience in technical, marketing or sales environments is welcomed, as is voluntary work or relevant club memberships.

Mercedes-Benz run four apprenticeship programmes: Parts Operation Specialist, Light Vehicle Technician, Heavy Vehicle Technician and Customer Service Expert details of which can be found here.

Choosing to study an apprenticeship is a positive first step onto the career ladder, enabling you to gain qualifications and valuable skills through a combination of practical on-the-job training and classroom learning whilst earning money at the same time. One of the primary advantages associated with an apprenticeship is that you avoid the debt accrued by going to university, whilst earning as many as five years additional working experience over university graduates.

Apprenticeships allow you to go onto further education if you wish. Five per cent of our apprentices opt to go into higher education, whilst 91 percent of our graduates have been promoted or gone on to gain additional qualifications within Mercedes-Benz.

There are a huge range of careers within Mercedes-Benz open to graduates of the Apprentice Academy and we actively encourage young people full of ambition to apply. For a basic guide of progression routes within Mercedes-Benz look at the development pathway table here.

Apprenticeship with Mercedes-Benz means working for a global premium automotive manufacturer on industry-leading products renowned for their innovation and quality. Trained by industry experts, most of whom began their careers as apprentices, you will be treated like an adult and given the freedom to get the most out of your apprenticeship experience. In fact, Ofsted rated the outcomes for learners on the Mercedes-Benz Apprentice Scheme as 'outstanding', a review backed up by the high number of apprentices who remain with Mercedes-Benz for more than ten years.