Apprenticeship - 1st Year Light Vehicle Mechanic

Job Description

2023 Apprenticeship Intake

Join Mackay City Auto Group as a first year Light Vehicle Apprentice Mechanic and start a great career with one of the area's most respected auto companies.

Mackay City Auto Group is a premium multi-franchise new and used car dealership and one of 16 businesses owned by the Pickerings family from Townsville. Following a management change in 2020 and numerous improvements to our service process we are experiencing greater work loads and are looking to expand our team with an additional two First Year Apprentices.

We are continuing to build our business to provide exceptional customer service to the motorists in the Mackay, Whitsunday & Bowen Basin regions. We sell and service; Ford, Volkswagen, Kia, LDV, Haval, Great Wall, Chrysler Dodge Jeep along with a wide range of premium and economy used vehicles. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Service Workshop team and begin your career toward a trade qualification with full training provided. You will need to be a team player, with a keen eye for detail, have a great work ethic and a ‘’can do'' attitude towards learning and development.

Whilst completing your apprenticeship, you will attend TAFE and/or OEM training as required, and be mentored by our team of Qualified Service & Diagnostic Technicians and FOUR Master Technicians and carry out a range of mechanical duties. Further opportunity exists for the right candidate to become fully trained as brand specialist technician via OEM training.

You will receive in house technical training as well as Manufacturer specific training. You will work in our newly refurbished and fully equipped workshop using the latest diagnostic equipment.


• Completion of a mechanical pre-apprenticeship CERT II highly desirable
• Valid Australian manual drivers license 
• Previous mechanical work experience (preferred but not essential)
• Genuine interest and passion for cars 

A Real Team

We know everyone says this… and here it’s true. We think you will see the difference in our energy and attitude when you meet us. Mackay City Auto Group has a supportive and diverse team who are highly successful, individually and as a group. The service division is led by managers with many years of experience, who can help you out of any predicament. There is real cooperation in our team to ensure that all members are as successful as possible. We share the common goal of building a better business and each person’s success is important to us.

Please apply with both a cover letter and your resume to

Thank you for applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.