Want to work for one of the most well known automakers in the world? Mercedes-Benz offers a number of different apprenticeships to help you break into the automotive industry. If you’ve a passion for engineering, customer service, or retail then the Mercedes-Benz apprenticeship scheme could be just the thing for you.
Mercedes has a great history with apprenticeships. In fact, since 1995 over 1,500 apprentices have graduated from their state of the art training academy based in Milton Keynes. Offering five different career paths, the scheme aims to take school leavers with drive and ambition and propel them into a fascinating career with the company.
What schemes are available?
There are currently five apprenticeship schemes available with Mercedes-Benz. These include:
Light Vehicle technician Apprentice
As a Light Vehicle Technician, you will service and repair all systems within the vehicle including engine and exhaust systems, air conditioning and electronics. Work will range from replacing parts to solving complex faults using diagnostic methods and equipment. With evermore-complex technologies, the tasks are constantly changing.
Retail parts Advisor
The role of a Retail Parts Advisor Apprentice is diverse. You’ll be working both behind the scenes receiving deliveries and at the front desk serving Mercedes-Benz customers. You’ll learn skills in managing stock, merchandising, forecasting and analysing purchasing habits, as well as developing your ability to retain customers and increase market saturation.
Heavy Vehicle Technician Apprentice
Have you ever wondered who services all the Mercedes-Benz trucks you see on the roads in your daily life? Many of them are maintained through our nationwide dealerships. If you want to be a part of a team that supports large businesses to ensure goods and services continue to be delivered to the public then this could be the role for you.
Customer Service Expert Apprentice
As a Customer Service Expert Apprentice, you will develop first-class customer service skills including understanding customer needs and business needs, critically evaluating customer service levels and implementing changes to improve the customer journey and using appropriate resources and technology to support the needs of the customer.
Light vehicle technician apprentice
As a Light Vehicle (Van) Technician, you will service and repair all systems within a vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes, including engine and exhaust systems, air conditioning and electronics. Work will range from replacing parts to solving complex faults using diagnostic methods and equipment. With evermore-complex technologies, the tasks are constantly changing.
Working towards a Level 3 Service and Maintenance Light Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship you will learn the key principles, practices and skills that underpin the role before further developing and applying your skills in more complex situations.
To apply for an apprenticeship you need to be 16 years old or over at the time the course would start. Additionally any experience you have (voluntary or paid) that relates to the scheme you are applying for can also work in your favour, but it is not required.
What about Motorsports?
The Mercedes apprenticeship scheme focuses on the retail wing of the company, but of course Mercedes are also involved in other areas, including motorsports and F1. For more information on this, check out our F1 apprenticeships guide to see how Mercedes apprenticeships stack up against the competition.