Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technician Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Mtc Northwest Limited (Employer)

Remit (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £166.00
40.0 hours per week 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
36 months (duration)
30 November 2020(start date)
20 November 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Remit are recruiting on behalf of MTC Northwest who have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice Heavy Vehicle Service Technician to join their team.


The successful applicants will be based at MTC Northwest in Knowsley and enrolled on to the MAN Manufacturer programme being delivered by Remit Group.

A Heavy Vehicle Service Technician will carry out inspections, maintenance, and repairs to MAN heavy vehicles.

The Technicians responsibilities fall into three main categories:

  • Servicing - carrying out checks
  • Diagnostics - using the latest diagnostic equipment
  • Maintenance - replacing/repairing engine parts

As an apprentice, you will observe, learn and gain an understanding of a wide range of engineering skills and processes while under the instruction of skilled technical staff.

You will be able to:

  • Demonstrate these skills and processes as the training period progresses by working independently or with a team
  • Learn and understand the importance of Health and safety within the workplace
  • Learn the fundamental technologies - Heavy Vehicle chassis design, engine, fuels, transmissions, hydraulic and air braking, etc.
  • Develop the skills to construct or modify apparatus and instruments from verbal instructions and drawings
  • Learn how to maintain workshop equipment and to keep it in good repair

A certain amount of administration is also required to maintain the vehicles repair and service records as well as MTC's vehicle records.

Future Prospects

The Apprenticeship scheme is designed to provide apprentices with a thorough grounding in Heavy Vehicle Mechanics; this is a three year programme that will provide fully qualified Technicians to help meet the future needs of dealers and operators.

Reality Check

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: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Skills Required

You will need to be comfortable working in a dirty environment 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.

Qualities Required

Commitment and enthusiasm are a must and a passion for heavy vehicles and physical work would be an advantage.

Qualifications Required

No previous automotive qualifications are required, but you must have GCSE 9-3/A*-D in English and maths and we will support you to help develop your knowledge further.

The competition for apprenticeship placements is strong so please ensure your application is tailored to the type of apprenticeship you are applying for, pay attention to presentation, spelling and grammar and include any relevant experience, hobbies/interests or qualifications.

Training Provided

This is a Heavy Vehicle Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Standard, delivered by Remit Group.

Training is delivered in the workplace and on block release at the Remit Academy in Derby.

This means you will be required to stay in a hotel for 15 separate weeks (Mon - Fri) over the duration of the programme. All associated costs for training are met by the employer and there will be no cost to you. You will also be assigned a dedicated Development Coach who will visit you every 4-6 weeks at the workplace, giving 1-2-1 information, advice and guidance.

As a result, you will receive the following qualification:

  • Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Heavy Vehicle) Level 3
  • Functional Skills in English & maths (if required)
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