Vantage Search for a Star

Choose an apprenticeship with Vantage Motor Group

Could you be the next Vantage Star?

If you are looking for an exciting route to a rewarding career in a field that you are passionate about then you could be the person we are searching for.

We are looking for committed, enthusiastic individuals to join our Search for a Star programme. If you are successful in your application you will be accepted onto our extensive apprenticeship scheme which will enable you to earn whilst you pick up the skills of the trade in a hands-on environment with the full support from both Vantage and our manufacturers.

Why join our Search for a Star Programme?

Earn as you learn

The Vantage apprenticeship programme enables you to combine paid employment with industry leading training, in state of the art facilities as well as an on-the-job environment.

This is all supported by a designated Assessor who will guide and monitor your progress, as well as an experienced mentor to help develop key skills needed to excel in your chosen field.

Recognised apprenticeship training

The apprenticeship programme lasts 3 years and combines working at a Vantage dealership with off-site training at the Toyota Apprentice Academy, located within the Toyota UK manufacturing complex. This advanced apprenticeship course offers nationally recognised qualifications accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) as well as functional skills such as Maths, English and ICT.

A secure future

Toyota continue to lead the way in the future of motoring by engineering award winning vehicles. As such, Toyota and Vantage are committed to investing in the future of the people who work for them, to ensure that our staff are the most passionate, skilled and talented in the industry. We hope that upon completion of the programme, our apprentices will choose to stay with Vantage as qualified Vehicle Technicians, and that we can continue to help you pursue your career aspirations whilst enjoying the competitive salaries and reward bonuses that we offer.

What can you expect to achieve? 

  • ​ Apprenticeship standard Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician    (Light Vehicle) Level 3 
  •  Level 2 Functional Skills – Maths and English 
  •  Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling 
  •  Level 2 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Operation and Maintenance 
  •  Toyota TEAM21* – Technician Licence 

Rewards & benefits

  • Salary starts from £5.60 per hour, that’s £244 per week, way above national average.
  • Starter Snap On Toolkit worth £1,300 provided at the start of the apprenticeship that becomes yours to keep on completion.
  • Loyalty Bonus of up to £10,000, payable at different points during your career with us.

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The Programme:

Step 1

January-February

Attend an evening event at a Vantage dealership with your parent or guardian.

  • Hear presentations from Vantage Directors and other senior personnel providing further details about the programme
  • Take a tour of the dealership
  • Get involved in what we call a ‘career speed networking’ event, and ask Vantage staff questions about their jobs or the industry as a whole
  • Your parent or guardian can take the opportunity to chat and ask questions about the programme with the Vantage HR team

Have a chat with our personnel and make the decision to take your career forward with Vantage.


Step 2

April

Attend our Employability Skills Training & Selection Day.

  • Take our half day workshop which will teach you employability skills including a mock interview
  • Attend your interview for your apprentice position at Vantage Motor Group
  • All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance

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Step 3

July-August

Work Experience Week

  • Undertake a one week work experience placement at one of our dealerships
  • All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and a reference from Vantage personnel.

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Step 4

August

If successful, applicants will be offered a three year Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship role at the site.


Step 5

September

Successful candidates will be welcomed to Vantage Motor Group and your new career begins!


How to apply:

Please register your interest to attend the dealership open evening as soon as possible as places are limited.

Simply e-mail wendy@gaiainnovation.com with your details: Full name, school, date of birth, e-mail address and mobile number

Open Evenings:

Thurs 31st January – Toyota Preston

Tues 5th February – Toyota Wolverhampton

Tues 12th February – Toyota Wakefield

Wed 13th February – Toyota Leeds

Tues 26th February – Toyota Birmingham


You can also contact us directly about the programme at careers@vantagemotorgroup.co.uk for more information.

Careers with Vantage Motor Group