Volvo Trucks Heavy Vehicle Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship

  • Company Name: Stuarts Truck & Bus (Plymouth)
  • Type: Apprenticeship
  • Sector: Automotive
  • Application Deadline Date: 10/12/2023
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Location: Plymouth, PL6 5JT
  • Salary: Apprenticeship Minimum Wage
  • Ref: VAC-14491
  • Start Date: 01/01/2024
  • Working Week: 40 hours, shifts: 7am - 3:30pm Monday - Friday & 3:15pm - 11pm Monday - Friday

Brief Description

This apprenticeship is the level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician standard programme with Stuarts Truck & Bus in Plymouth, PL6 5JT. As an apprentice, you will learn how to maintain and repair large Volvo vehicles to the manufacturers and DSVA standard.

Vacancy Detail

Stuarts Truck & Bus are a Volvo Trucks dealer for the South West Peninsula from Bridgwater and Bridport through to Land’s End.

There is a lot involved in keeping HGVs on the road, so you will gain a full understanding of the importance of 6-week checks, Operators (O) licence’s and legal obligations and as a Technician apprentice, you will receive training to the manufacturer and DVSAs standard

A Heavy Vehicle Service Technician will inspect, maintain, and repair large vehicles weighing 3.5 tonnes and over such as HGV's and buses.
• Servicing – carrying out checks
• Maintenance – replacing / repairing engine parts
• Diagnostics – using the latest diagnostic equipment

You will spend most of your time working within the depot gaining hands-on experience and on the job training under the supervision of a trained mentor.

During your residential training at the Volvo Truck & Bus Training Academy (Remit – Derby), you will cover topics such as engines, transmissions and learn about the latest electronic diagnostic techniques covering all vehicle systems.

Qualifications Required

No previous automotive qualifications are required however you must have GCSE 9-4 (A*- C) or functional skills Level 2 in English and Maths.
Predicted grades are acceptable, although apprenticeship offers will be dependent on final exam results.

Personal Qualities

• Punctuality and good time keeping
• Workplace maturity and professionalism
• Proactive attitude
• Can work to a high standard

Skills Required

You will need to be comfortable with a wide range of vehicles such as trucks and, buses. Being a Heavy Vehicle technician requires a reasonable level of physical strength and stamina.

Future Prospects

On successfully completing the Volvo Apprentice Programme, you will have gained national qualifications recognised throughout the automotive industry. You will have further opportunities to progress within Stuarts Truck & Bus, through our bespoke personal development programme.

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

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