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Apprentice Technicians

The Donnelly Group is currently recruiting for its annual intake of Apprentice Technicians seeking to establish a career in the Motor industry. With locations across Northern Ireland, we are ready for you to join our team and drive your career forward.

We are proud of our apprentices, their passion for our brand and their determination to learn, develop and surpass in their careers. Our apprentices are fundamental to our continuing success and development of some of the most renowned car manufacturers in the motor industry. The Donnelly Group will support your chosen career from an Apprentice Technician, onwards to a Master Technician and onto Senior Management.

As part of the Donnelly Group family, you’ll be part of an iconic world-leading brand portfolio, with a heritage spanning 70 years. This opens up access to some of the world’s most famous vehicles, enabling you to continually develop your skills by training to achieve a full understanding of the latest vehicles and technologies. Some of our manufacturers include; Jaguar, Land Rover, Volkswagen, Honda, Alfa Romeo and many more.

Important Information
Location: Donnelly Group - All Sites, Donnelly Bros (Dungannon) Ltd, 59 Moy Road, Dungannon, Northern Ireland, County Tyrone, BT71 7DT
Date Posted: 1st July 2022
Closing Date: 11th July 2022
Industry: Automotive
Job Type: Full time
Salary: Based on Experience

About the role

Join our apprentice scheme and you will get the opportunity to obtain a third level qualification, enhancing your career prospects. With a team of experienced mentors and on the job training while you earn, our apprenticeship programme offers job security and a fantastic opportunity for you to develop your long term career with Donnelly Group.

Essential skills required:

  • Able to demonstrate effective communication and team-working ability;

  • Demonstrate good problem solving techniques and methodical approach to tasks;

  • Must have desire to succeed in a career within the Motor Industry;

  • Have signed up and have been accepted into a College/Training Provider.

Application for Level 2 and the Level 3 Apprenticeships are welcomed by The Donnelly Group. As part of your Apprenticeship we will support your progression from Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE) through Level 3 (equivalent to A-Level) and on to higher apprenticeships at Levels 5 to 8.


We will offer you a fantastic rewards and benefits package: 

  • Competitive and above average wages

  • Tools Assistance Programme

  • 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays)

  • Pension scheme

  • Life assurance scheme

  • Discount on Aftersales services

  • Donnelly Group Charity Foundation volunteer day

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Healthshield (Health Scheme, with perks & discounts)

  • Member of the Diamond Club at Kingsbridge Hospital


Choose a career with us for a dynamic and rewarding career in Northern Ireland’s largest independent and fastest growing motor retailers.

Donnelly Group is an equal opportunites employer

The company reserves the right to expand the short listing criteria to facilitate the short listing process

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What you will need

Required criteria

  • Able to demonstrate effective communication and team-working ability
  • Demonstrate good problem solving techniques and methodical approach to tasks
  • Must have desire to succeed in a career within the Motor Industry
  • Have signed up and have been accepted into a College/Training Provider

Professional skills you’ll need for this job opportunity

Problem Solving

Problem Solving

Adaptability to Change

Adaptability to Change

Effective Listening

Effective Listening



Donnelly Group

As Northern Ireland’s largest family-owned motor retailer in Northern Ireland, the Donnelly Group offers customers the best deals on a huge selection of new cars, used cars, and commercial vehicles. Built on customer service over 70 years ago, the Donnelly Group prides itself on the quality of service provided to every customer throughout the process of matching them to a vehicle that suits their needs, requirements, and budget. With nine locations across Northern Ireland in Ballymena, Bangor, Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Dungannon, Dungannon M1, Eglinton, Enniskillen, Mallusk, and Maydown Derry/Londonderry, motorists are never far away from a Donnelly Group showroom.

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The Donnelly Group has been synonymous with the motor industry in Northern Ireland since 1947 when Peter Donnelly started a vehicle repair and taxi business in Caledon on the border of Co Tyrone and Armagh. Since then the Donnelly Group has become the largest family-owned automotive company in Northern Ireland. We offer competitive salaries, industry-leading work-life balance, generous holiday allowance, continuous training and development, wide-ranging benefits, and an opportunity to give volunteering time back to the communities within which we serve through the Donnelly Group Foundation.

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Our teams across all our branches get involved with fundraising for our nominated charity partner, through football tournaments, Donnelly Group bake-off events, dragon boat racing, abseiling, cycling events as well as having a ‘Foundation Day’; a paid day off, to get involved with community projects. We like to feel that we work hard and play hard.

Our benefits

Vacation, Paid time off

Performance bonuses

Paid sick days

Retirement plan and/or pension

Office perks

Employee development programs

Employee discounts

Free parking

Cycle to work

Referral bonus

Competitive salary

Life insurance

Family and friends rates

Long service recognition

Wellbeing Scheme

Work With Charities

Social Opportunities

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