Heavy Vehicle Mechanic Apprenticeship

Type: Apprentice
Region: South West

Job description

As a Babcock Defence Support Group (DSG) Technical Apprentice on our Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship, you’ll work on a wide range of Military Land Equipment, tackling challenging and varied tasks in an exciting environment. Your work will play a crucial role in ensuring the armed forces have equipment they can depend on.

No two days are the same as you provide vital services that assist critical military exercises and training. It’s a chance to launch a career that makes a real difference to national security.

Apprentices will be trained to a Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician apprenticeship standard (Vehicle Mechanics) to achieve a fully accredited Level 3 qualification. The academic aspects of the apprenticeship will be delivered off-site. The rest of the time, you’ll be working from your selected home location, with opportunities to work from alternate sites for brief periods to broaden your overall experience.

What you’ll need

  • GCSE Level 4 or above in Maths and English.
  • Able to demonstrate, through testing, an aptitude and understanding of mechanical or electrical components and engineering.
  • Be capable of carrying out instructions accurately and methodically.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a team.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of IT.

Many of our early careers roles are subject to Security Clearance and Trade Control restrictions which mean that your place of birth, nationality, citizenship, or residency you hold or have held may impact which roles you are eligible for. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). For our early careers roles, you must be able to achieve BPSS and many of them require you to be eligible for Security Clearance.

What you’ll get

We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career. In addition, you’ll benefit from:

  • Fully funded qualification
  • Personal development training and opportunities
  • Minimum 25 days holiday allowance plus bank holidays
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Flexible benefits including cycle to work scheme and employee shopping savings portal
  • Attractive overtime rates of pay

You’ll also have the chance to get involved in our STEM outreach activities and volunteering opportunities, which our apprentices find incredibly rewarding.

Your career development

It’s hard to beat the variety of fantastic opportunities and business experiences you’ll receive. You can expect real world encounters and exposure to exciting projects that will really help you navigate where you want to take your career.

Plus, when you join us, you’ll be automatically enrolled onto our Apprentice Development Programme. Through a series of digital and face to face sessions, presented by wellbeing and performance experts and our external partners, we will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to thrive and perform at your very best on your programme and beyond.

Training

Your apprenticeship will follow the Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician standard to qualify with an Advanced Apprenticeship.

During your apprenticeship, in both an academic setting and through practical experience in the workplace, you will:

  • Develop practical skills and skills working with hand tooling.
  • Gain a full understanding of how machines work, including how to service, maintain, diagnose, and repair a wide range of military vehicles.
  • Understand technical information and diagrams.
  • Be able to write reports, describing the repairs and services you have carried out.
  • Understand and follow health and safety regulations.

Additionally, you will be given the opportunity to gain extra professional competencies.

Additional job details

How to apply

Please be aware that if there is a high level of interest in this programme, applications may close earlier than advertised. To give yourself the best chance of being considered for a place on this programme, please submit your application as early as possible.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 30 April 2024

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Closing date:  30 April 2024

Expires28 days

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