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We are extremely proud of our apprenticeship offering and are committed to ensuring that our apprentices succeed – in their qualification and career.

There are a number of different ways to gain an apprenticeship qualification across the Micheldever Group.


Protyre is the retail arm of our business, and it offers a fantastic apprenticeship scheme if you are interested to get into the Automotive Industry.

With over 150 Protyre garages across the UK, the scope to develop and progress is huge.

Our scheme, which was developed alongside ProVQ training provider, is renowned in the industry.

It is a two-year programme which combines intensive training at our state-of-the-art facility in Shropshire, with practical on-the-job experience in one of our retail garages.

Once the qualification has been achieved, apprentices are awarded with a toolbox and contents worth £500 and a contribution towards a driving test.


Elevate is our apprenticeship-based career development programme supported by Remit.

It is available across a variety of professions, including warehouse operations, marketing and management. 

In each area of the business, the Elevate programme is complimented by clear development routes, showing how you can develop your career at MTS. 

Don't take our word for it, hear from our Apprentices:

Chloe Spare

From helping in her boyfriend’s garage, to signing a contract with Protyre on Christmas Eve!

Meet Chloe, a recent graduate of a Level 2 Vehicle Fast Fit Apprenticeship, who met us for a virtual chat from Swadlincote.

" For two weeks every three months you go to ProVQ.

That was time away from work where you meet everyone else, meet the trainer for the week, and do all your theory.

You do three assessments – a practical, written, and online – and need to get over 60% to pass.

Then you go home for the weekend and back again on Monday to learn about a different aspect.

It was nice meeting the other apprentices, especially Elise who I kept in touch with. It is good to hear what it’s like at other people’s depots and how they are different.

When I first started, I had very minimal knowledge about the components on a car. I knew the order wheel nuts go on and how to put oil in, but that was about it.

Although I had seen a bit from pottering around in my boyfriend’s garage, that was mainly sweeping up and making the tea.

I had no idea what a tyre size was. I knew it was three numbers but didn’t know what they meant or where to look for them.

As long as you know what a spanner and ratchet is, you can learn the rest.

Jamie Smeeth

Jamie is one of the first people in the business to undertake the Level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship, along with four other Centre Managers who are all part of the Rising Stars programme.

"Everything in the apprenticeship is about leading and managing, which is pretty much my job.

That’s why I wanted to do it, because I know it will help me do my job better, and it’s a level 3 qualification, which will stay with me for the rest of my career and help me into an area role.

And… it’s a free qualification, so why wouldn’t you!

I started in the workshop with Protyre and never really liked staying in one position for too long.

I always wanted to do more, so I got my MOT license and then went to work for a main dealer.

I came back to Protyre as Assistant Manager and did that for a year or so before being made Centre Manager, which I’ve done for nearly 3 years.

I just want to keep going and keep testing myself."

Andrew Wood

Andrew is the stock controller in our Ashford warehouse and is starting an Operations Manager Level 5 Apprenticeship.

Although he doesn’t have a team right now, he is always on hand when people need help with stock-related issues, so for him, it is a natural next step.

The programme lasts 19 months and begins very shortly.  

“I heard about it through Nigel, the site manager, who said I should have a look and see if I was interested.

There was a magazine showing different development routes, so I read more about it in there.

I am mainly doing it for the knowledge and to gain more experience in the management side of life. It’s something to push me forward so I’m not doing the same thing all the time.

I was in the army for 17.5 years as a chef – and although there was lots of training, I haven’t really got any civilian qualifications.

I came out of the army in 2013 and became a mobile security guard, then joined MTS 2 years later, and the rest is history.”

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