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Apprentice Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician PENDLE COACHES LIMITED

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Mechanic based in Altham. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    To be confirmed at Interview

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    26 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

A Bus and Coach Technician will predominantly inspect, diagnose, repair and test equipment and systems on buses and coaches from different manufacturers. At the point of recruitment a specific trade would be selected, i.e. mechanical, electrical coach builder or mech-elec (a combination of mechanical and electrical). Engineering technicians work on all systems of the vehicles in respect of their specific trade. The work ranges from performing simple tasks, like replacing a part to solving complex faults often using diagnostic equipment. The tasks faced by a technician are constantly changing as vehicles become more complex with the introduction of new technologies and differing fuel types.   
The technicians of today have to demonstrate expertise in the technical side of their role as well as having strong problem solving skills. They must be able to work independently and also as part of a team. The growing complexity of the vehicles and the need to understand and comply with the rigorous Health and Safety and Legislative requirements, requires the Bus and Coach sector to attract and train high calibre individuals.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent diagnostic and problem solving skills
  • Planning and Organising
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible in approach and able to undertake a wide range of tasks
  • Ability to work to tight and sometimes conflicting deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Able to work as a team
  • Customer Service Skills

Personal qualities

  • Flexible in approach and able to undertake a wide range of tasks
  • Ability to work to tight and sometimes conflicting deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Able to work as a team
  • Honest, hardworking and reliable

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Level 4 or above in maths, English and a Science

Future prospects

As a fully qualified Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Mechanic, there will be many opportunities within the automotive field.

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company direct. PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

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

About the employer

Pendle Coaches are one of the leading coach hire companies. We deliver a wide range of passenger transport services to suit all budgets and purposes.




The Coach Center

Moorfield Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd


Kelly Porter 01254 54659

  • VCQ Level 3 in Vehicle Maintenance and repair
  • VRQ Technical Certificate, Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Key Skills, Functional Skills (If required)

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)

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