Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.

MAN Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Apprenticeship PURFLEET COMMERCIALS (MAIDSTONE) LIMITED

Remit are recruiting on behalf of Purfleet Commercials to recruit an enthusiastic apprentice to join their skilled team of MAN Heavy Vehicle Technicians. If you are interested, apply now!

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

Apply now

Closing date: 22 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £200.00

  • Working week

    8am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    05 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001734034

  • Positions

    1 available

A Heavy Vehicle Service Technician will inspect, maintain and repair large vehicles weighing 3.5 tonnes and over.

The Heavy Vehicle Technicians jobs fall into three main categories:

  • Servicing - carrying out checks
  • Maintenance - replacing/repairing engine parts
  • Diagnostics - using the latest diagnostic equipment

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
  • A certain amount of administration is also required to maintain the vehicles repair and service records as well as Purfleet Commercials' records

Hours: 40 hours per week, 8am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday for the first year, will be shift pattern for second year onwards.

Wage: Dependent on age, although it will be between £4:30 - £6 per hour for the first year.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will need to be comfortable with a wide range of vehicles such as trucks, buses, agricultural machinery and plant equipment
  • Being a heavy vehicle technician requires a reasonable level of physical strength and stamina

Personal qualities

  • Commitment and enthusiasm are a must and a passion for motor vehicles and physical work would be an advantage

Desired qualifications

  • No previous automotive qualifications are required
  • If you have achieved a level 2 or 3 in the same or similar field of heavy vehicle mechanics, you may not be eligible
  • You must have GCSE (or equivalent) 9-4 (A*-C) in English and maths and we will support you to help develop your knowledge further

Future prospects

MAN believe in providing an extensive, high quality apprenticeship which gives their apprentices the opportunity to advance, succeed and fulfil their ambitions for a career in the motor 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.


About the employer

Established in 1984, initially repairing local road tankers, PCL Group became an authorised ERF distributor - supporting the growing number of road tanker/haulage fleets in the area in 1997.

Following MANs purchase of ERF in 2001, PCL Group soon became an approved MAN ERF UK franchisee and has since grown the business to become one of the manufacturers largest UK dealers.

PCL Group has been working closely, in partnership with MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd and its unique UpTime Principal initiative, designed to deliver the highest standards of after sales service since its conception.

Employer

PURFLEET COMMERCIALS (MAIDSTONE) LIMITED

Address

New Hythe Lane

Aylesford

ME20 7PW

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training

Training provider

REMIT GROUP LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Remit Ltd

Contact

Emily Draven

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

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

Training is delivered in the workplace and on block release at Remits' MAN dedicated Academy in Derby. This means you will be required to stay in a hotel for 15 separate weeks (Monday to 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.

Apply now

Closing date: 22 Oct 2021