Apprentice Light Vehicle Technician - Gloucester Hire - SHB Hire Ltd S.H.B. HIRE LIMITED

Working as an Apprentice Light Vehicle Technician at one of SHB Hire Ltd branches, you will be learning the skills required to become a fully skilled Technician

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 05 Jan 2018

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

    Mon-Fri 08:30-17:30

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    02 Feb 2018

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

If you have an interest in motor vehicle technology, this is your opportunity to kick start your career.  If successful, you will be employed by one of SHB Hire Ltd branches located throughout the UK.

As an Apprentice, you will work alongside an experienced Technician, maintaining and repairing customer’s vehicles.

The job will involve the service, diagnosis and repair of a wide variety of motor vehicles to very high industry standards.

Duties will include;

  • Carrying out foundation tasks common to all service and repair procedures, such as, removing and replacing bolts, screws, clips, seals and fasteners, sometimes using cutting, drilling, filing and other fabrication skills.
  • Contributing to a safe and efficient workshop environment, by adhering to the company’s Health and Safety processes, accurate record keeping, and following standardised workshop practices.
  • Accessing information such as wiring diagrams, technical data, and vehicle repair information, then applying the information appropriately.
  • Using complex diagnostic, mechanical, and, electrical measuring equipment.
  • Inspecting and preparing vehicles to quality standards prior to handing over to customers.
  • Service and maintain without supervision.
  • Removing, repairing/replacing components to manufacturer’s specification.
  • Investigate vehicle faults and identify their underlying causes.
  • Apply advanced diagnostic principles, and logical problem solving techniques, using diagnostic tools, and standard testing regimes, to identify mechanical and electrical faults.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will gain the Apprenticeship Standard in Automotive Retail Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) qualification, and be a fully qualified light vehicle technician.

Vehicles are highly complex, and whilst no formal qualifications are required, you must be literate and numerate, with a desire to learn.  You must possess a genuine interest in motor vehicle technology, and have practical ability to become a first-rate technician. 

You will attend residential training blocks at the ProVQ Training Centre in Shrewsbury, as part of your apprenticeship.  Travel and accommodation are provided during this time, and you are paid as per your normal working times.

 SHB Hire Ltd, is committed to retaining its position, by attracting bright, enthusiastic individuals, to provide technical support to their expanding branches.

The comprehensive three year apprenticeship is designed specifically to ensure SHB Hire Ltd is equipped to meet the demands of customer’s and, keep up to date with ever evolving vehicle technology.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You should be:

  • Technically minded
  • Practical
  • Able to think logically

Personal qualities

You should be:

  • A good listener
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Willing to study
  • A team player

Qualifications required

You should be:

  • A good listener
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Willing to study
  • A team player

Future prospects

There will be opportunities to progress within the company.

Things to consider

Positive points • If you have a genuine interest in cars, you will love learning how they work. • You will have the opportunity to work on technologically advanced vehicles • Successful diagnosis and repair of faults is very rewarding and provides great job satisfaction Negative points • This is a physically demanding role, being on your feet most of the time. • You will be expected to work Saturday’s on a rota basis

About the employer

SHB Hire Ltd is a family owned and operated company which has provided vehicle hire and management for nearly 50 years. They have a diverse fleet of over 16,000 vehicles ranging from cars, standard and specialist LCVs and HGVs to golf buggies and ATVs. SHB Hire Ltd are an award winning company having won the award for Van/Truck Rental Company of the Year at the Commercial Fleet Van Awards 2015 and for Van Rental Company of the Year and Supplier of the Year at the Fleet Van Awards 2014. Recent acquisitions, including it’s most recent depot in Exeter takes SHB’s number of operational sites to 15. This follows on from the addition of its largest site in Gloucester back in early 2016, as well as the acquisition of Acklea, the UK’s leading supplier of traffic management equipment, in November 2016. SHB Hire Ltd believe that to be successful at work, you need to enjoy what you do and be rewarded for your efforts. SHB Hire Ltd will help you to play to your strengths and develop and build a career that you can be proud of. As SHB Hire Ltd continues to grow so do their employment opportunities. They offer a wide range of opportunities for anyone wishing to join a fast paced environment for one of the biggest rental companies in the UK.





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Training provider

Apprenticeship Standard in Automotive Retail Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle)

Apprenticeship standard

Automotive retail > Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (light vehicle)

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Provq


Julie Jones or Carol Buckley 01743 762044

Employer's Application Instructions

Simply visit the apprenticeshipfinder website, and click apply. Complete the application form in full and to the best of your ability. Do not apply directly to the branch

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Jan 2018