Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair- Heavy Goods Vehicles Jack Kingdon

You will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of maintenance and repair on a variety of vehicles and plant. This could be a 32 tonne rigid up to a 44 tonne articulated lorry, tractor units and trailers, swing shovels and diggers or various small plant.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    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).

  • Working week

    Monday- Saturday (please note Saturday mornings only) 8am-5pm Please note one of these days will be spent at college.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    30 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    22 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful apprentice will undergo a strict induction process upon joining, but must also have a basic understanding of how a vehicle works. Work will involve starting from the ground up, maintaining workshop cleanliness, and working alongside a dedicated fitter.

Duties will include:

  • Maintain a safe and clean workshop
  • Maintain, inspect, repair and test vehicles and equipment
  • Carry out periodic safety inspections to all HGV vehicles
  • Carry out light welding, fabrication and body repairs as required
  • Ensure all relevant legislation and health and safety are adhered to
  • You must be a good time-keeper.

Your working week will be a maximum of 40 hours but Saturday mornings are essential. Time-off will be given off during the week.

Starting pay will be £3.50 but this will increase, subject to satisfactory progress and completion of probationary period. On completion of your Level 2 studies, we would support you in studying at Level 3 with a greater emphasis on diagnostics.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

An interest in heavy vehicles is preferred and existing mechanical knowledge an advantage. 

Personal qualities

  • Use own initiative
  • Problem solver/logical
  • Proactive
  • Diligent
  • Punctual
  • Physical strength
  • Organised
  • Dexterous
  • Have a sense of humour

Qualifications required

  • Driving licence preferred but not essential
  • GCSE grades D/E or equivalent in English and Maths preferred

Future prospects

This is a permanent position for the right candidate with the opportunity to progress to Level 3. Pay will be increased upon satisfactory performance and progress.

Things to consider

We are very close to the A30 and a bus stop is near by.

About the employer

Family-run business since 1940 with a solid local reputation. Our business is plant hire and haulage; we transport aggregates long distance across the country. Our client base includes Cornwall Council and various farms across the county.


Jack Kingdon


Reperry Manor


PL30 5JD

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Training provider

You will be trained in the workplace alongside your usual duties and you will be expected to attend college one day a week or on a block release basis. You will work towards achieving a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair,  work based and knowledge componants, an employee rights and responsibilities qualification, personal learning and thinking skills (PLTS) and if required Functional Skills in Maths and English

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Cornwall College Business


Lauren Wheeler 0845 6099599

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