What will the apprentice be doing?
As an apprentice, you will work on a range of Mercedes Benz commercial vehicles alongside our dedicated and highly qualified Mercedes Benz technicians. Throughout your apprenticeship you will learn how to work safely within a heavy vehicle workshop, to select and use a range of specialist tools and equipment to service and maintain commercial vehicles. Our apprenticeship means you can become a technician qualified to work on some of the most technologically advanced trucks on the road.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
You will be working towards a Level 3 IMI Diploma in Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance. To help you succeed, you will receive on the job training while at our Dartford workshop and will attend the Sparshatt Training Academy one day a week also located within our Dartford depot. As our own training provider, we can make sure your workshop mentors are kept up to date with your progress and if you need any support, making sure you get the best all round learning experience meeting your needs.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Following completion of your apprenticeship, you will become a fully qualified heavy vehicle technician with a vast set of skills that will enable you to have a career within the automotive industry. In addition, we hope there will be opportunities to stay with Sparshatt Truck & Van as Commercial Vehicle Technician and continue your learning as you progress through the Mercedes Benz technician pathway from maintenance through to diagnostic level.
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Skills RequiredCommunication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Physical fitness, A willingness to learn
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English (Grade A – C (9 – 4)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A – C (9 – 4)) Essential