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 five apprenticeship programmes: Retail Parts Advisor, Light Vehicle Technician (Cars), Light Vehicle Technician (Vans), 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.