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Apprenticeships at AHG

An apprenticeship with AHG is run over 4 years on a full-time basis. It gives you the opportunity to get the formal technical training and the hands-on experience you need to become a fully qualified Service Technician. You will gain recognised job skills and qualifications, all whilst being paid.

Different apprenticeships we offer are:

  • Certificate III Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • Certificate III Automotive Electrical Technology
  • Certificate III Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • Certificate III Automotive Body Repair Technology

Our apprenticeship program includes on the job training, mentoring and one-on-one support from technical specialist to appeal to a variety of different learning styles.

We offer apprenticeships in the below locations:

  • Clarkson
  • Wangara
  • Osborne Park
  • Cannington
  • Melville
  • Nedlands
  • Rockingham

AHG Road To Success

Read two stories from AHG staff members who started out in an apprenticeship and have since had significant career progression:

Brad Smith - apprentice testimony

Brad Smith - State Service Manager WA Ops

1.       What attracted you to the automotive industry?  My father has always been tinkering around with cars and mechanical things, this was something that interested me and I continued down that path after leaving school.

2.       What was your first role in the automotive industry?  I was employed as an apprentice technician with North City Holden 04/01/1988

3.       What skills do you think are the most important in the role you’re in now?  I feel the most important skill in my daily life is to be able to help make people feel appreciated for their efforts.

4.       Why do you come to work every day?  Each day has its own unique challenges and that keeps things fresh and engaging.  The opportunity to implement change and assist to develop others is also very rewarding.

5.       Why should someone become an apprentice with AHG?  The company has a heavy focus on developing its own employees and has enough depth to offer a multitude of career paths, you can very much help to steer your own destiny with AHG by putting in the effort you do get noticed.

6.       What do you think is the most important skill an apprentice should have?  You need to have a genuine desire to be the best at what you do and some drive to keep expanding your skills.

7.       How and why did you decide to progress your career? I'm 197cm tall and after 7 years working on the tools leaning over cars I started to consider other opportunities.   I worked with a broad range of Service Advisors, good and not so good.  That got me motivated in that space to develop my own people skills in that arena and see how I stacked up.

8. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?  As long as I'm still feeling engaged and rewarded in my endeavours, I will be here growing the business and its most valuable asset, its people.

9. What's the best advice you can give someone new to the automotive industry?  Anything worth having takes time, energy and determination this is important to understand going into any career.  Make sure you appreciate once you have mastered one facet of the business it's not the end you need to keep looking for opportunity and AHG has plenty of that.

Colm Hannigan - apprentice testimony

Colm Hannigan - General Manager of Grand Toyota Clarkson

1.       What attracted you to the automotive industry? I was attracted to the industry from a young age. I did an engineering diploma in college and when I completed that I decided to follow my passion and love of cars and get an apprenticeship to become a motor mechanic.

2.       What was your first role in the automotive industry? My first role was as an apprentice motor mechanic with a Renault Main Dealer in Ireland.

3.       What skills do you think are the most important in the role you’re in now? People skills and managing processes are the most important skills in my role. The people are what make a business and having the processes in place for them to do their job to the best of their ability.

4.       Why do you come to work every day? I am very lucky to be able to say I absolutely love the job I do and the company I work for. The motor industry is forever changing and adapting to the needs of our customers and delivering great customer service each and every day gives me a huge level of satisfaction.

5.       Why should someone become an apprentice with AHG? If an apprenticeship is the career path one chooses then AHG is definitely the company of choice. The level of training the company gives along with all the latest diagnostic equipment allows an apprentice to qualify to a very high standard.

6.       What do you think is the most important skill an apprentice should have? Most of the skills required can and will be taught but I believe the most important attribute they require is to be able to self-motivate and have a can do attitude.

7.       How and why did you decide to progress your career? I have always set myself goals in life and have always been focused on bettering myself. From the start I could see that with hard work and dedication the opportunities to progress within AHG were immense. Soon after meeting my first Dealer Principal I decided that was the role I ultimately wanted.

8.       Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I still see myself working in the industry as a Dealer Principal, as it’s the role I have always wanted.

9.       What’s the best advice you can give someone new to the automotive industry? The best advice I can give is to work hard and to continuously strive to better yourself. The automotive industry offers so many opportunities to progress and as my Dad used always say to me “The Cream Rises To The Top” so if you can be the best at your role then progression is very achievable.   

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