Heavy Vehicle (HV) Service and Maintenance Technician Towens of Weston 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 heavy vehicles. The successful candidate can expect a high quality training package with excellent career prospects.

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017

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

    1. Working days: Mon – Fri some Saturday mornings 2. Time for lunch: 30 mins 3. Total hours per week: 42.5 4. Total paid hours (excluding lunch): 40

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    31 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • An exciting opportunity to work as part of a highly skilled work force that is committed to quality.
  • The apprenticeship is fully supported with all of the training you require to become fully qualified.
  • With the rapid increase in the complexity of today’s trucks – and the technology needed to keep them up and running – first class training for those involved in the vital servicing and maintenance of these vehicles has become more important than ever.
  • This Apprenticeship Programme will give you the chance to join a select group of specialist technicians working on some of the most modern, sophisticated trucks on the road.

The day to day tasks include:

  • Observing and assisting senior technicians
  • Following health and safety procedures
  • Servicing
  • MOT’s
  • All aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair

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 Heavy 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/ 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

Here at Towens we are proud of our history and record in waste management and construction services, our association with Weston Super Mare, its business council and residents. Mainarea Ltd trading as Towens of Weston began on 14th July1992 from a small yard on the Weston Europark. We did pretty much anything in the early days, except skips as Andy Towens was not permitted to compete with his previous employer under the terms of his severance. At this time Woodspring District were very supportive finding various civil engineering works for us to carry out. In 1994 Towens merged with C-T plant a local plant hire company and the operation was moved to a small depot on Rectors way. In 1997 we purchased two plots of land in Warne Road, moved in and began the skip side of the business. Soon after the millennium we were able to purchase some of the old Hutton Moor allotment land which backed onto our plot and it is this site that we occupy today. In 2002 following 8 years of steady growth Mainarea Ltd changed to the two operating companies Towens of Weston Ltd and Towens Waste Management Ltd that you see today. We handle well over half a million tonnes of waste and recycled aggregate per year and have developed the site into a fully functioning trade waste processing and recycling facility. In 2012 we were successful in purchasing the old council transport depot opposite our main site and expanded our operation further. 2015 saw the completion of our own vehicle maintenance workshop on the site of one of the original 2 plots purchased in 1997 and the formation of Towens Fleet Services Ltd.


Towens of Weston Ltd


Plot 2


BS23 3UU

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Training provider

Training is provided at work and at a 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 > Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance 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: 25 Sep 2017