What will the apprentice be doing?
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) license’s and legal obligations and as a Technician apprentice, you will receive training to the manufacturer and DVSAs standard.
The Heavy Vehicle Technician’s job falls into three main categories:
- Servicing – regular preventive checks
- Maintenance – replacing any parts showing signs of wear and tear
- Repairs – repair or replacing anything damaged or faulty You will also be assisting with MOT preparation and cleaning, servicing, repairs, breakdowns, and preventative maintenance inspection of both light and heavy vehicles, along with the fitting and removing of ancillary items whilst complying with Flex-e-Rent procedures for Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental Policies as well as Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Work legislation.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Training is delivered in the workplace and on block release to Remit’s Automotive Academy in Derby. There are a total of 15 x 1 week blocks over the 3 year programme. The costs of hotel accommodation, food and travel are met by the employer and there will be no cost to you. You will also receive 1-2-1 support from your Development Coach to help you achieve:
- IMI Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Level 3
- Functional Skills Level 2 in English & maths (if required)
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will continue your development on the Enterprise Apprentice Journey and development Roadmap.
Reality CheckSuccessful applicants must be prepared to travel to college and stay over in order to complete their apprenticeship training.
Skills RequiredEnthusiasm to learn, Mechanically minded
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired