Ferndown Commercial Ltd

Heavy Vehicle Apprentice


Ferndown Commercial Ltd

Training Provider:


Weekly wage £144.30
37.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, times TBC
duration: 12 months
start: 3 September 2019
Intermediate(level 2)
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (apprenticeship standard)
30 August 2019 (application closing date)
Fabulous opportunity to do a Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship with a great garage in Wimborne, Dorset. Start a fantastic career with a great team who will help support you within the world of Heavy Vehicles! Please apply now for a start in September!


  • Keeps equipment available for use by inspecting and testing vehicles
  • Completing preventive maintenance such as, engine tune-ups, oil changes, tire rotation and changes, wheel balancing, replacing filters
  • Maintains vehicle functional condition by listening to operator complaint. conducting inspections; repairing engine failures; repairing mechanical and electrical systems malfunctions; replacing parts and components; repairing body damage
  • Verifies vehicle serviceability by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems
  • Complies with state vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion control standards
  • Maintains vehicle appearance by cleaning, washing
  • Maintains vehicle records by recording service and repairs
  • Keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs
  • Contains costs by using warranty; evaluating service and parts options
  • Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications
  • Accomplishes maintenance and organisation mission by completing related results as needed


Future Prospects

To be a qualified Heavy Vehicle Mechanic.

Reality Check

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Skills Required

  • Good communications skills
  • Good time keeping
  • Ability to listen and carry out instruction

Qualities Required

Passion for the industry.

Qualifications Required

GCSE's grade G/1 or above or equivalent.

Training Provided

PARAGON SKILLS have the energy and experience to give you the edge in starting your career. Our Learning and Development Coaches will deliver outstanding teaching and learning to help energise you to complete your apprenticeship training and leave you confident to execute tasks to the highest standard.

Paragon will provide the training for this apprenticeship within your company’s site therefore there is no need for you to attend an outside training facility at any time.

On completion of this apprenticeship you will receive:

  • Diploma Level 2 and Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths, English & ICT Employment (if required)
  • Rights & Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills

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