HGV Mechanic Apprenticeship

Type: Apprentice
Region: South East

Brief Description

This apprenticeship is the Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician programme. The right candidate will work alongside UCH’s Technicians, receiving extensive training in maintaining and servicing Heavy vehicles.

Vacancy Detail

As UCH’s training provider, Remit are recruiting for an apprentice Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician for their Staines depot.

Have you always had an interest in engineering? Do you love finding out how things work and how to repair them? This apprenticeship might be exactly what you’re looking for.

Whether it’s been a lifelong dream or a more recent ambition, why not apply?

There is a lot involved in keeping HGVs on the road, so you will gain a full understanding of the importance of 6-week checks, Operators (O) licence’s and legal obligations and as a Technician apprentice, you will receive training to the manufacturer and DVSAs standard.

The Heavy Vehicle Technicians jobs fall into three main categories:

? Servicing – regular preventive checks under DVSA regulations

? Maintenance – replacing any parts showing signs of wear and tear, oil changes etc

? Repairs – repair or replace anything damaged or faulty

With the increase in technology involved with vehicles today, you will also receive extensive training in how to use diagnostic equipment to solve faults in the Engine Control Unit (ECU)

Your training won’t be restricted to just the mechanical side but will include the pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems and ‘all-electric’ vehicles as well as hybrids.

The types of vehicles you’ll be working on will range from tractor units and rigid trucks to specialist vehicles and trailers.

Qualifications Required

? No previous automotive qualifications are required

? You must have GCSE 9-4 (A* – C) or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths and we will support you to help develop your knowledge further.

? Predicated grades are acceptable

Personal Qualities

? Punctuality and good timekeeping

? Workplace maturity and professionalism

? Proactive attitude

? Can work to a high standard

Skills Required

You will need to be comfortable with a wide range of vehicles such as trucks, buses, agricultural machinery and plant equipment. Being a Heavy Vehicle technician requires a reasonable level of physical strength and stamina

? A logical approach to problem-solving

? An enthusiasm to learn new practical and theoretical skills

? Professional telephone manner

Future Prospects

As an apprentice, you will be a full-time employee from the very beginning and while training you’ll be earning your place as an integral part of the team.

Once you have achieved your qualification, you will have further opportunities to progress to Maintenance Technician, Master Technician or managerial roles like Workshop Controller.

Other Information

Closing Dates: Please submit your application along with your CV as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of applications

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