What will the apprentice be doing?
For more than 120 years Scania has been at the forefront of the automotive industry and today is one of the world’s most recognised and respected commercial vehicle brands. West Pennine Trucks are the North West’s largest privately-owned Scania dealer.
They believe in developing and nurturing the next generation of Automotive Technicians through the award-winning Scania Apprenticeship programme. Roles and Responsibilities include:
- Learning the fundamentals of Heavy Vehicle technologies – Heavy Vehicle chassis, engine, fuels, transmissions, hydraulic and air braking, electrical systems and testing
- You will be trained on how to: Service, Maintain and Repair Scania trucks which have the latest New G-Series and XT Range cutting-edge technology
- Set up accessories and specific equipment on the vehicles
- Ensure appropriate work logs are kept for all vehicles, all job cards and service sheets are completed in a timely manner
- Working alongside a qualified Technician/Mentor learning how to carry out repairs according to Scania procedures in a safe and responsible manner
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
During your heavy vehicle apprenticeship programme, you will be required to attend Scania’s state-of-the-art training academy, the biggest automotive training facility in the UK.
You will visit the training academy for 18 separate weeks (Mon – Fri) over the duration of the 3-year programme. All travel expenses to and from the academy, together with the costs of the hotel accommodation, are paid for by Scania. As Scania’s dedicated training partner, Remit will deliver comprehensive training to all apprentices periodically throughout the programme. During these training sessions, your Development Coach will review your progress, set SMART targets, and identify any additional support that you may require. As a result, you will achieve:
- IMI Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician
- IRTEC Accreditation
- Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths (if applicable)
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
- At West Pennine Trucks, they invest considerably in staff development and training and you can expect to receive comprehensive training to provide opportunities for career progression
Skills RequiredEnthusiasm to learn, Mechanically minded
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential