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Volvo Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Apprenticeship Stuarts Commercial Services

Remit Group are recruiting on behalf of Stuart's Truck & Bus who are looking for a new Heavy vehicle apprentice to join their highly skilled Volvo Trucks team.

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

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shifts: 7am - 3:30pm Monday - Friday & 3:15pm - 11pm Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    25 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

As part of the Volvo Manufacturer apprenticeship programme, you will receive training in the workplace from highly skilled Volvo Technicians and attend block release at the Remit Automotive Academy in Derby, over a period of 3 years and will achieve an IMI level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician qualification.

You will be taught how to repair, service and MOT cutting edge technology trucks, buses, luxury coaches and hybrids.

As an apprentice, you will observe, learn and gain an understanding of a wide range of engineering skills and processes while under the instruction of skilled technical staff.

You will be able to:

  • Demonstrate these skills and processes as the training period progresses by working independently or with a team
  • Learn and understand the importance of Health and safety within the workplace
  • Learn the fundamental technologies - Heavy Vehicle chassis design, engine, fuels, transmissions, hydraulic and air braking, etc.
  • Develop the skills to construct or modify apparatus and instruments from verbal instructions and drawings
  • Learn how to maintain workshop equipment and to keep it in good repair
  • To represent Stuart's Truck & Bus and Volvo UK respectively in a professional and courteous manner always when dealing with customers and the general public
  • Liaise with parts department to attain parts

A certain amount of administration is also required to maintain the vehicles repair and service records as well as Stuart's Truck & Bus' records.


Apprentice National Minimum to being with which will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and dependent on progression.

Working Hours:

The working hours are 2 shifts, alternating between earlies 7am - 3:30pm Monday - Friday and lates 3:15pm - 11pm Monday - Friday.

Please note that you will also be required to work every other Saturday 8:30am - 12:30pm.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Due to modern vehicle technology, we require an individual with good numeracy, literacy, and ICT skills.

Personal qualities

Applicants for this position must have a keen interest in the motor industry.

Desired qualifications

  • If you have achieved a level 2 or higher in heavy vehicle maintenance or similar field, you may not be eligible for the apprenticeship
  • Minimum of GCSE (or equivalent) grades of 9-4/A*-C in English and maths

Future prospects

Stuart's Truck & Bus are currently recruiting for high quality Apprentices to train as a Volvo Technician through the award-winning Volvo Technician Apprenticeship Programme which is considered one of the best in the industry.

Things to consider

Closing Dates: Please submit your application along with your CV as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of applications Travel: Please check you are able to travel to Stuart's Truck & Bus in Exeter branch easily each day.

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

The family business, that started transporting cattle in 1946.

The business expanded quickly and in 1968 they bought a brand new Volvo F88, one of the first in the country. In 1977 they expanded again this time becoming Stuart's Commercials 'the official Volvo Truck Dealer for Devon'. Today Stuart's Truck & Bus cover the South West Peninsula from Bridgwater and Bridport through to Land's End.

Stuart's sell new and used Volvo trucks & buses, offering bespoke aftersales services from general inspections and maintenance through to full fleet management.


Stuarts Commercial Services


Hill Barton Farm



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Remit Ltd


Emily Draven

This is a Volvo Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Manufacturer Apprenticeship programme, delivered by Remit Training.

Awarding Body: Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).

Training is delivered in the workplace and on block release at Remit's dedicated Academy in Derby. This means you will be required to stay in a hotel for 15 separate weeks (Monday - Friday) over the duration of the programme. All associated costs for training are met by the employer and there will be no cost to you.

You will also be assigned a dedicated Development Coach who will visit you every 4-6 weeks either in the workplace or remotely via Microsoft Teams, giving 1-2-1 advice and guidance to help you achieve the following IMI qualifications:

  • Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Level 3
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English & maths (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

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

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2021