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Heavy Vehicle Technician Apprentice Mertrux Ltd

An excellent opportunity for an outgoing & proactive individual, offering the chance to work for one of the most prestigious automotive companies, developing skills in vehicle maintenance & repair. Working in a busy environment, representing the brand by exceeding our customer’s expectations & delivering an unparalleled level of service & quality.

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

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Closing date: 23 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £150.50

  • Working week

    Days and times TBC by employer.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    08 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001687527

  • Positions

    1 available

Have you ever wondered who services all the Mercedes-Benz trucks you see on the roads in your daily life? Many of them are maintained through our nationwide dealerships. If you want to be a part of a team that supports large businesses to ensure goods and services continue to be delivered to the public then this could be the role for you.

As a Heavy Vehicle Technician, you will service and repair all systems within the vehicle including engine and exhaust systems, air brakes, air conditioning and electronics. Work will range from replacing parts to solving complex faults using diagnostic methods and equipment. With evermore-complex technologies, the tasks are constantly changing.

Working towards a Level 3 Service and Maintenance Heavy Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship you will learn the key principles, practices and skills that underpin the role before further developing and applying your skills in more complex situations.

If you have an apt for practical work, like to work independently but at the same time operate as a member of a team and offer good customer handling skills then this could be the role for you!

The role of a Heavy Vehicle Technician Apprentice:

  • Carrying out maintenance and repair work
  • Visual inspections and care of customer vehicles
  • Completion of relevant documentation
  • Working with System Technicians on more complex and extensive diagnostic and repair tasks

Important information.

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnicity. We are committed to equal opportunities therefore if you have a disability please state this on your application form and measures will be put in place to support you.

The employing retailer dictates the remuneration that apprentices receive. They are required to pay, at least, the National Minimum Wage. Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide/pay-and-conditions.

You will be required to work the minimum duration of 30 hours per week and a minimum of 20% of your working hours are allocated to ‘off-the-job’ training. Training will take place as one-week blocks at our Apprentice Academy in Milton Keynes. We will talk you through this during the application process.

We will support you in gaining Functional Skills in mathematics and English should you require them.

For advice on completing an application, please refer to the advice and guidance here: https://www.ucas.com/further-education/apprenticeships-and-traineeships/applying-apprenticeship


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic mechanical understanding or knowledge
  • Passion and interest in the motor industry
  • Organisational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Good team player
  • Punctual
  • Hard working
  • Interest in motor vehicles
  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiasm to learn
  • Dedicated

Desired qualifications

GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades A*-C /9-4 in mathematics and English Language.

Future prospects

Completing an apprenticeship is just the start of your career at Mercedes-Benz. Examples of some career paths our graduates have taken are:

  • Maintenance, System, Diagnostic Technicians
  • Breakdown/Recoveries
  • Service Team Leader
  • Service Manager
  • After Sales Manager 

Things to consider

Please ensure that you have the ability to travel to the place of employment daily and consider this in relation to potential wages.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates. For updates on the National Living Wage please see: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/national-living-wage-increase-to-protect-workers-living-standards


About the employer

A globally recognised car company whose range includes some of the most valuable brands in the automotive industry.

Employer

Mertrux Ltd

Address

Willow Road

Nottingham

NG7 2TA

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Training

Training provider

MERCEDES-BENZ UK LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Mercedes-Benz (Uk)

Contact

01908 301496 apprentice_recruitment@daimler.com

  • Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician Level 3 apprenticeship standard 

Apprenticeship standard

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

Please visit the website for full details on the role

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

Apply now

Closing date: 23 Sep 2021