Coachbuilding Apprenticeships

- Heritage Engineering Technician
- Advanced Level 3 qualification
- with Heritage Skills Academy
- 20% of time at Bicester Heritage & Brooklands Museum



Tiger Trailers is delighted to announce a new, UK-first and highly-specialised apprenticeship programme in commercial vehicle coachbuilding, in partnership with Heritage Skills Academy.

Learn a skill while working surrounded by historic vehicles

Have fun working in iconic places such as Bicester Heritage and the Brooklands Museum, surrounded by motorcycles, cars, vans, trucks and even planes, while working towards becoming a Heritage Engineering Technician with an Advanced Level 3 qualification.

Learning on older vehicles gives you a deep understanding of coachbuilding techniques and how they developed, giving you knowledge and experience that will help you succeed in today's large commercial vehicle industry.


More details:

  • 12 places with Tiger Trailers
  • Starts October 2022
  • £12,506.00 annual salary
  • 42 months course
  • 80% of the time at Tiger
  • 20% at Bicester Heritage/Brooklands Museum

This apprenticeship combines:

  • old-school classic coachbuilding skills with cutting-edge technology
  • working with highly specialist teams, apprentices will be taught about the history and development of materials and vehicle construction, hand skills, design and pattern development
  • working with composite materials, welding, fabrication including bending, folding, creating jigs and frames, the removal and replacement of components


Discover life at Tiger Trailers

Before contacting us to register for future careers vacancies and job opportunities, we highly recommend that you watch our full-length corporate video to discover what Tiger Trailers does, how we differ from other trailer manufacturers, and what kind of varied roles we employ at our site in Winsford, Cheshire.

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Alan Cartwright Apprenticeship Awards

Alan Cartwright was one of the most respected coach and commercial vehicle bodybuilders in the UK transport industry. In recognition of Alan’s achievements – in particular the hard work and determination he showed when building the family business – John and Steven, alongside their mother Joyce and sister Alison, set up The Alan Cartwright Foundation and The Alan Cartwright Apprenticeship Awards. Each year, the latter recognises Tiger's top-performing apprentices.