Light Vehicle Maintenance with Jim’s Garage (Toyota) [L3 MA]

Train Shetland - Vocational Training

L3 MA Light Vehicle Maintenance

Employer: Jim’s Garage (Toyota)

Location: Lerwick

Last update: 4 September 2018

Jim’s Garage is looking for a Light Vehicle apprentice to work in their Toyota garage in Lerwick. Training will take place at the Toyota academy as well as onsite training during the apprenticeship. The successful candidate will work towards their SVQ3 in Light Vehicle Maintenance.

Candidates will ideally have 4-5 years secondary education with National 5 passes in Maths, Science (particularly Physics) and/or technical based subjects and an enthusiasm for the trade. You will be good with your hands, think logically and be able to work individually as well as part of a team to solve practical problems. You will have an aptitude for mechanical principles and like working as part of a team.

You will fix cars and other vehicles to make sure they work well and are safe for people to drive. You will repair and service vehicles and work on all mechanics and electrics, from engines and exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security.

You would:

  • Find faults
  • Tell customers if repairs are needed and how important they are
  • Work out the estimated time and cost for jobs
  • Do repairs and replace damaged parts
  • Road-test the vehicle to check the repair worked
  • Fit and service accessories like radios and alarms
  • Carry out standard servicing and checks


Modern Apprenticeship funding is available for young people ages 16-19 years of age. (Some places may be available for 20+ years of age)

All applications enquiries should be made directly to Train Shetland – Vocational Training, North Gremista Industrial Estate, Lerwick, ZE1 0PX

Tel: 01595 743743



You will need to complete an application form and send it to Train Shetland (do not send forms directly to Jim’s Garage). Forms are available from the Train Shetland website, the Train Shetland office, or you can request one on the number or email above. Please do not send CVs as they will not be accepted.