To assist in carrying out routine maintenance and repair of vehiclesplant. To adhere to existing working practices, methods, procedures, undertake relevant training and development activities.

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Closing date: 01 Nov 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

    Monday to Friday Shift times TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    03 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties would include:

  • Assist technicians in the repair, servicing and maintenance of Large Goods Vehicles, Vans and Plant Equipment
  • Maintain an up to date working knowledge of a variety of vehicles and computerised diagnostic equipment, improving both technical knowledge and skills
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in accordance with applicable codes of practice. Assist in carrying out MOT tests and roadworthiness inspections
  • Assist with roadside breakdowns, repairs and vehicle recovery
  • Maintain and develop good working relationships with customers and clients
  • Assist with the maintaining of a clean and tidy working environment
  • Cleaning of vehicles and components
  • To communicate effectively both written and verbally

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good listening skills
  • Numerical skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and ability to keep others informed
  • Flexible in approach to work and willing to learn new skills

Personal qualities

  • Being professional and thorough
  • Taking initiative
  • Communication
  • Handling stress
  • Being a team player
  • Being discrete, trustworthy and reliable
  • Prioritising

Qualifications required

The ideal candidate will have a minimum C grade in Maths and English GCSE or Functional Skills equivalent at Level 1.

Future prospects

Employment following completion of apprenticeship would be dependant on success of apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

UK Specialist Ambulance Service (UKSAS) are experts in the provision of specialist ambulance transport.We operate from our Headquarters in Rainham Essex; in addition we have offices in the Home Counties, Wales, and Ireland. Our services are widely used throughout the National Health Service and by Private Healthcare Facilities, and we undertake in excess of 500,000 patient journeys per year.




Unit 4E Standard Industrial

Henley Road

E16 2ES


E16 2ES

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Training provider

  • Training provided as a day release at Havering College
  • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Functional Skills at Level 1 in Maths, English and ICT
  • ERR - Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • PLTS - Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Havering College of Further & Higher Education


Ambreen Sabir

Employer's Application Instructions

Apply via GetMyFirstJob - applications come through to the provider, are prescreened by a telephone interview.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Nov 2017