Job Title : Volvo Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Apprenticeship
Employer : Stuarts Truck & Bus (HO Exeter)
Location : Exeter, EX5 1DR
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician
Sector : Automotive
Vacancy Reference : VAC-06855
Brief Description : Remit Group are recruiting on behalf of Stuart's Truck & Bus who are looking for a new Heavy vehicle apprentice to join their highly skilled Volvo Trucks team.
Qualifications Required : • If you have achieved a level 2 or higher in heavy vehicle maintenance or similar field, you may not be eligible for the apprenticeship
• Minimum of GCSE (or equivalent) grades of 9* - 4 (A - C) in English and Maths
Vacancy Detail : As part of the Volvo Manufacturer apprenticeship programme, you will receive training in the workplace from highly skilled Volvo Technicians and attend block release at the Remit Automotive Academy in Derby, over a period of 3 years and will achieve an IMI level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician qualification.
You will be taught how to repair, service and MOT cutting edge technology trucks, buses, luxury coaches and hybrids.
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.
• To represent Stuart's Truck & Bus and Volvo UK respectively in a professional and courteous manner always when dealing with customers and the general public
• Liaise with parts department to attain parts
A certain amount of administration is also required to maintain the vehicles repair and service records as well as Stuart's Truck & Bus' records
Apprentice National Minimum to begin with which will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and dependent on progression
The working hours are 2 shifts, alternating between earlies 7am - 3:30pm Monday - Friday and lates 3:15pm - 11pm Monday - Friday.
Please note that you will also be required to work every other Saturday 8:30am - 12:30pm
Positions Available : 4
Working Week : 40 hours, shifts: 7am - 3:30pm Monday - Friday & 3:15pm - 11pm Monday - Friday
Salary : £ 172.00 (Weekly)
Application Deadline Date : 22/10/2021
Possible Start Date : 01/11/2021
Personal Qualities : The right candidate will be honest and reliable, have a real interest in heavy vehicle maintenance and above all a willingness to learn
Skills Required : Due to modern vehicle technology, we require an individual with good numeracy, literacy, and ICT skills
Future Prospects : Stuart's Truck & Bus are currently recruiting for high quality Apprentices to train as a Volvo Technician through the award-winning Volvo Technician Apprenticeship Programme which is considered one of the best in the industry.
Training to be Provided : This is a Volvo Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Manufacturer Apprenticeship programme, delivered by Remit Training.
Awarding Body: Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI)
Training is delivered in the workplace and on block release at Remit’s dedicated 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 either in the workplace or remotely via Microsoft Teams, giving 1-2-1 advice and guidance to help you achieve the following IMI qualifications:
• Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Level 3
• Functional Skills Level 2 in English & Maths (if required)
Other Information : Closing Dates: Please submit your application along with your CV as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of applications
Travel: Please check you are able to travel to Stuart's Truck & Bus in Exeter branch easily each day.
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