Bus &Coach Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard (Mechanical) Arriva Midlands North Ltd

This is an excellent opportunity to work as part of a highly skilled work force that is committed to quality. You will train as a qualified vehicle technician while working on Bus & Coaches. The successful candidate can expect a high quality training package with excellent career prospects.

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Closing date: 13 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    1. Working days: Monday-Friday 2. Time for lunch: 30 min 3. Total hours per week: 40.5 4. Total paid hours (excluding lunch): 38

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    04 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Bus and coach engineering technician apprentices can do anything from routine maintenance on buses to more technically advanced jobs, like working out where a particular electrical fault has occurred on a bus and repairing it.

If you’re mechanically-minded, keen to learn and not afraid of a challenge, a Bus and Coach Engineering Technician apprenticeship is a great way to develop new skills and train for a secure future - on some of the most advanced modern vehicles out on the road today.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good practical skills
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

Personal qualities

  • Good time keeping and willing to learn
  • Team player
  • Proactive approach in maintaining customer standards
  • Reliable

Qualifications required

GCSE's or equivalent, Functional Skills or Key Skills at grade C/Level 1 or above in English, Maths equivalent. Work experience/prior knowledge is beneficial but not essential.

Future prospects

Full training to Level 3 Standard. At the successful completion of training the intention is for the apprentice to be offered full-time employment as a skilled Bus & Coach Vehicle Maintenance Technician.

Things to consider

Applicants should consider travel distance to the employer. Access to transport would be beneficial. For an idea of distance to travel, this link may be of use http://www.traveline.info/ The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). Closing, interview and possible start date for this vacancy are subject to change. Interviews could commence at any time. You should apply immediately to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

Derived from the Latin verb ‘to arrive’, the Arriva name was introduced in 1996, just after motor retailing and vehicle hire business Cowie Group acquired British Bus Group plc.The idea behind the name was to bring together the group’s UK operations into one fold, and around 140 different names became one: Arriva. Deutsche Bahn(DB) are the parent company who we come under. Arriva were taken over in 2010 and we are our own operating company. DB – Are a leading worldwide provider of transport and logistics services, founded in 1994, they operate in more than 130 countries worldwide and employs 300,000 people Arriva is responsible for the growth and development of all DB’s regional passenger transport outside of Germany The depots are run like individual businesses headed up by General Managers, but DB are trying to standardise things where possible so you may see such activities taking place to help make this happen. However there will still be some differences that will remain, such as those with the different Wage Agreements between the depots/areas. The approach/term used to describe the set-up could be “glocal” as we’re part of a global organisation, but trying to keep a local feel for the communities we serve.


Arriva Midlands North Ltd




B79 7DX

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Training provider

Training is provided at work and in the Arriva academy in Derby or St Helens by specialist training provider S&B Automotive Academy on block release (usually six one-week blocks per year).The successful applicant will be mentored in the workplace by the employer who will support and monitor progress through the use of electronic logbook which both employer and apprentice will have access to 24/7 365 days a week.

The apprenticeship Standard is a 3 year programme which culminates in an end point assessment.

As part of the apprenticeship the apprentice will need to achieve Functional Skills at Level 2 in Application of Number & Communication before they can complete the end point assessment.

Apprenticeship standard

Bus, Coach and HGV > Bus and Coach Engineering Technician

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by S&B Automotive Academy Ltd


Zoe Buckley 07852344136 zbuckley@sandbaa.com

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Closing date: 13 Oct 2017