Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Technician - Advanced (Level 3)


Ryder Ltd

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Wage Competitive salary
40.0 hours per week Between 06.00 - 22.00 Monday to Friday
duration: 3 years
start: 27 July 2020
Advanced (Level 3)
Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician (apprenticeship standard)
30 April 2020 (application closing date)
Ryder Ltd is searching for talented people to join our Technician Apprenticeship Programme. Join us and train to become a Heavy Vehicle Repair Technician with great career prospects.


Technicians will be trained in all aspects of heavy vehicle repair and positions are available in: Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Park Royal, Rainham, Fenstanton, Avonmouth, Raundes (Northampton) and Glasgow.

Our HGV Technicians service and maintain our modern and varied fleet of large vehicles, such as lorries and trucks.

Duties will include:

  • Assist in preventative maintenance duties with the supervision of a trained technician
  • Assist in identifying the requirement for replacement parts
  • Develop an understanding of all documentation in the Ryder Workshop
  • Attend Stephenson College four times a year and work towards the IMI Certificate in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Develop an NVQ portfolio within the Ryder workshop by carrying out required duties 
  • Work alongside an assigned buddy in the workshop at all times
  • Follow all Health and Safety processes and procedure standards at all times and without exception
  • Ensure a thorough understanding of all Company Safe Systems of Work and always adhere to within the workshop or mobile operations
  • Maintain exceptional housekeeping standards within the workplace at all times
  • Ensure appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times and without exception and report defective PPE immediately 
  • Build rapport, develop trust and respect from both internal and external customers

Future Prospects

Very competitive salary and a generous reward of £20,000 for staying with the company for 10 years.

On the successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be a fully qualified Heavy Vehicle Technician where the career prospects are excellent.

Reality Check

Training is not all hands-on.  We believe that learning to use a computer and understanding the theory behind the practical work is very important.

Successful candidates will initially work a day shift, 8.30 - 17.00 with half an hour for lunch, equating to 8 hours per day.  After this there will be shift work dependant on location but approximately 6.00 - 14.00 and 14.00 - 22.00.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

Skills Required

The successful applicant will be confident, self-motivated and keen to work as part of a team. An interest in the automotive and engineering industries, an inquisitive nature and a desire to fix things are just as important as academic achievements.

Qualities Required

Ryder Ltd are looking for ambitious individuals who are enthusiastic about developing a successful career in engineering.

Qualifications Required

4 GCSEs at Grade C (4) and above or equivalent are required (must include maths, English and a Science). Predicted grades will be taken into consideration.

Training Provided

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician standard.

Block Release at Stephenson College. Full details and framework including NVQ, Technical Certificate, Employer Rights & Responsibilities and Functional Skills will be discussed at time of assessment/interview.

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