Heritage Engineering Technician

  • Apprenticeships
  • Leiston
  • Tudor Black Coachworks
  • £13,312.00 Annual Wage

This Coachbuilding Engineering Apprenticeship vacancy offers a unique opportunity to work with an established team of highly specialist restoration engineers.

The successful applicant will assist with the repair, restoration, modification and preservation of a range of classic vehicles including Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin and Jaguar.

What you will do in your working day

This apprenticeship combines old-school coachbuilding with the use of cutting-edge technology. Apprentices will be taught about:

  • The history and development of materials and vehicle construction
  • Hand skills, technical drawing and pattern development and welding
  • Fabrication including bending, folding, shrinking and stretching
  • Wheeling, making bucks, removal and replacement of components

The successful applicant will work with Master Coachbuilders building unique iconic vehicles.


The training you will be getting

  • The ‘Heritage Engineering Level 3 Apprenticeship’ is a nationally recognised qualification delivered by ‘HSA’ from its Coachbuilding Academy based at ‘Brooklands Museum’ in Surrey
  • Delivered over 36 months on a block release basis, you will attend your academy on average every 5 weeks for a 5-day block of training running from Monday to Friday, the remaining 80% of the time you will be working with your employer
  • If required, your employer will cover the Accommodation and travel costs

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On completion of the Programme, you will be qualified as a Heritage Engineering Technician. Employment with Tudor Black Coachworks after completion of the apprenticeship is not guaranteed but very likely, subject to performance and a position being available
  • The classic vehicle industry is thriving and the companies that HSA work with are world-class
  • Prospects for progression range from specialist technical roles to management positions and international work opportunities


  • Desired skills and personal qualities

    Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

  • Qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Grades 4 to 9 (A-C)) Essential

To apply head over to the company site or alternatively head over to indeed where you will also find more information about this role.

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