Ford Apprenticeships

Our Apprenticeships provide you with a fantastic mix of hands-on experience, a chance to learn from the best and an industry recognised qualification. Joining via our apprenticeship route means you will become part of the Peoples family from day 1 and will be fully supported as your career journey progresses.

Vehicle Apprenticeships

If you love cars, enjoy being hands-on and want to learn a range of mechanical experience then this is the apprenticeship for you. Our 3-year apprenticeship programme is designed to equip you with a strong set of skills and knowledge to ensure you have a rewarding career with us. As an apprentice you will receive Ford approved training and will use the latest diagnostic equipment and technology to react to the ever-changing technological developments within the Automotive industry. Your apprenticeship will include training blocks at the renowned Henry Ford Training Academy, as well as on the job training and regular progress checks with a dedicated mentor and Ford accredited assessor. We want you to be the best and to learn from the best. As you progress you will learn to do everything from servicing and vehicle maintenance to working on the latest Electric Vehicles and using the newest range of technologies.

Parts Apprenticeships

As a Parts Apprentice you will learn all aspects of our Parts Department. You will work within our busy Parts Department and learn how to receive and dispatch parts and you will grow your customer relationship skills so you can deal with enquiries from customers and from other Departments, whether that be face-to-face or over the phone. You will build your product knowledge so you can confidently source and price parts, assist with stock management as well as learning to work with various online systems. Our Parts Apprenticeship is great place to start your career in Aftersales.
People's Cars - Apprenticeships Program
People's Cars - Apprenticeships Program
People's Cars - Apprenticeships Program

Our apprenticeships provide you with an industry recognised qualification as well as a permanent position with Peoples. The career opportunities are endless.

What’s in it for you?

You will be part of a close-knit, fun and highly experienced team who will go above and beyond to make sure you learn from the best and to make sure you are genuinely supported both throughout your apprenticeship and once you successfully qualify.

If you want to find out more about the fantastic range of apprenticeships we offer then please get in touch with our team at:
People's Cars - Apprenticeships Benefits

Meet the Team!


Meet Ishmael who joined the business in 2022!

Why did you choose an apprenticeship with Peoples?

A: I originally went to university but I quickly found out it wasn’t for me. I realised that I prefer to learn on the job and instead of constantly being in a classroom. I’d heard good things about the Apprenticeship programme via Peoples and SkillNet as it is such a renowned brand and company so I applied and got the job.

What does your apprenticeship involve?

A: As a parts apprentice I am learning a range of things such as serving internal and external customers both in person and over the phone. Furthermore, I help identify parts on our ford parts system (microcat) and order them promptly for our technicians to fit.

What do you enjoy most about your apprenticeship?

A: I enjoy the fact that I am learning whilst working as I am gaining vital experience within the motor trade. Also, I enjoy the workplace environment and my colleagues all make me feel welcome and a part of the team therefore helping me grow as a person and employee.


Meet Tylor who joined the business in 2019!

Why did you choose an apprenticeship with Peoples?

A: My dad was a mechanic so I have always had a genuine interest in cars from a young age. I always wanted to do something that was hands on so when I saw the role advertised with Peoples I knew it was something I would like.

What does your apprenticeship involve?

A: It’s a mixture of college blocks where you learn from the trainers at Henry Ford Academy and then you take that learning back to the workshop and start to put it into practice. You get regular visits from your Assessor and you are buddied up with different members of the Peoples team so that you learn a range of skills.

What do you enjoy most about your apprenticeship?

A: I loved it when I got my own ramp. My favourite part was the hands on learning and being paired with People that would let you learn on the job at your pace. I loved learning how to complete engine jobs and now that I have completed my apprenticeship I get to work on them every day. Would recommend the programme.