Volvo Trucks Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship

  • Company Name: Stuarts Truck & Bus (HO Exeter)
  • Type: Apprenticeship
  • Sector: Automotive
  • Application Deadline Date: 29/07/2024
  • Positions Available: 2
  • Location: Exeter, EX5 1DR
  • Salary: £260.00 per week
  • Ref: VAC-15363
  • Start Date: 05/08/2024
  • Working Week: 2 alternating shifts: 7am-3:30pm and 3pm-11pm, Monday to Friday

Brief Description

This apprenticeship is the level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician standard programme with Stuart's Truck & Bus in Exeter, EX5 1DR. As an apprentice, you will learn how to maintain and repair Volvo HGVs to the manufacturers and DSVA standard.

Vacancy Detail

Stuart's Truck & Bus are THE Volvo Truck dealer for the South West Peninsula from Bridgwater and Bridport through to Land’s End. Stuart's are looking for someone with a genuine interest in the automotive industry to start this May. Don't delay, apply today!

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 inspections.
• Maintenance – general and preventative maintenance.
• Repairing – repairing/replacing parts.
• Diagnostics – diagnosing faults in the onboard systems.

Training delivery.
In this programme, all aspects of heavy vehicle technology are embedded in this dedicated programme and involves a mix of academic learning and on-the-job training.
• Practical learning in the workplace, shadowing your mentor and carrying out the work while being supervised.
• Online studies, completing workbooks and job cards, attending online sessions and virtual classes with your Development Coach, all done during your working day.
• Attending block release to the Volvo Training Academy in Derby, DE21 7BH every 2 months. All costs of your hotel food and accommodation plus all travel arrangements are covered by Stuart's Truck & Bus.

What you’ll achieve.
On successfully completing the Volvo Apprentice Programme, you will gain national qualifications recognised throughout the automotive industry:
• Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Level 3
Working hours: alternate shifs of a week of earlies 7am-3:30pm and a week of lates 3pm-11pm, Monday to Friday. Also every other Saturday 8am-12pm.


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.

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.
• A logical approach to problem-solving.
• An enthusiasm to learn new practical and theoretical skills.

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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