Heavy Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

T. J. Morris Limited (Employer)

Remit (Training Provider)

Annual wage £17,886.00 to £17,886.10
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.
34 months (duration)
28 February 2022(start date)
25 February 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Remit are recruiting on behalf of TJ Morris who have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to kick start their career and join their skilled team as an Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Technician. If you are interested, apply now!


A Heavy Vehicle Service Technician will inspect, maintain, and repair large vehicles weighing 3.5 tonnes and over.

The Heavy Vehicle Technicians jobs fall into three main categories:

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

Role responsibilities will include:

  • Carry out vehicle preventative maintenance inspection and servicing to a high standard
  • Inspect vehicle engine and mechanical/electrical components to diagnose issues accurately, using computer-based diagnostic equipment
  • Repair or replace broken or defective parts and resolve defects
  • Maintain VMU equipment and working areas to a good, clean condition
  • Follow the appropriate, job-specific checklists to ensure all jobs are completed according to the specific process
  • General maintenance, cleanliness and tidiness of VMU facilities including sweeping and organising tools
  • Use of hand tools and general garage equipment
  • Tail Lift maintenance and vehicle body work repairs, fabrication and basic welding processes

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

Future Prospects

Potential to progress upon completion.

Reality Check

The company would aim to offer full-time employment to the successful candidate on completion of the Apprenticeship Scheme and the benefits would be:

  • Starting at £17,886 per annum, incrementally rising to £37,500 per annum upon completion of the apprenticeship
  • Monday - Friday when attending college and upon commencement of the role, changing to a 4 on 4 off shift pattern, 6am – 6pm or 7am – 7pm once the VMU Technician role can be competently fulfilled
  • 5.6 weeks paid holiday rising to 6.6 weeks upon 5 years’ service
  • Company pension scheme
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Access to social and sporting events
  • 10% store discount

Skills Required

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

Qualities Required

You will need to be comfortable 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

Qualifications Required

Due to the location of the position, it is essential that you have a full UK driving licence or you live within an easy commutable distance to the location of the depot.

Ideally, a minimum of GCSEs at grades D/3 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Training Provided

Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

This is an IVECO Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Manufacturer Apprenticeship programme, delivered by Remit Group.

Awarding Body: Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).

Training is delivered in the workplace and on block release at Remit’s dedicated Heavy Vehicle Academy in Derby. There are a total of 17 blocks over the 34-month programme, which are split between 2 days of virtual classes and 3 days in Derby. The costs for accommodation, food and travel are met by the employer and there will be no cost to you.

You will also be assigned a dedicated Development Coach who will give you 1-2-1 support and guidance to help you achieve the IMI qualifications.

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