What will the apprentice be doing?
Broxtowe Borough Council is looking to appoint an Mechanic Apprentice to work in our onsite workshop in Kimberley (near IKEA). The workshop undertakes a variety of vehicle repairs and servicing across a large range of vehicle types, from grounds maintenance equipment such as lawn movers up to Heavy Goods Vehicles such as refuse vehicles and road vehicle, so this is an ideal opportunity for someone who enjoys a diverse work load because no two days are the same! You will:
Achieve an understanding of the fundamentals of light and heavy vehicle technologies including chassis design, engine, transmission, electrical systems, hydraulic and air braking, air suspension systems.
Learn the principles of vehicle diagnostics and the application of logical problem solving techniques.
Work on a wide range of specialist local authority vehicles including Large Goods, Light Commercial vehicles including refuse freighters and sweepers as well as Electric Vehicles.
Learn how to order parts.
Inspect and repair vehicles meeting DVSA standards.
An understanding of Health and Safety and goods vehicle Operator Licencing regulations.
Learn more about Council services and how it provides for the residents of Broxtowe.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
You will undertake an Institute of the Motor Industry Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician course and you will also receive training to enable you to gain additional qualifications in Emergency First Aid.
Please note that as part of the Apprenticeship Programme, you will be required to visit our training provider’s Automotive Academy which is based in Derby City Centre for 15 separate weeks (Monday – Friday) throughout the 3-year duration of the course.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Progression at the end of this apprenticeship will depend on the Council's funding situation.
Reality CheckThe role will involved working in the Council's vehicle workshop at Kimberley and the applicant must be physically able to carry out the manual tasks required. You must have GCSEs in English and Maths at grades 4 to 9 (A-C) or equivalent.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Interest in Heavy Vehicles
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A to C/9-4) Essential