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MAN Trucks Heavy Vehicle Maintenance Apprenticeship PURFLEET COMMERCIALS (MAIDSTONE) LIMITED

Summer start! Purfleet Commercials are looking for a motivated and committed individual to train and become qualified as a HGV Technician, learning all aspects of repair and maintenance on MAN Trucks in Gatwick, RH1 5ES.

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

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Closing date: 24 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £192.40

  • Working week

    8am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    34 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001815854

  • Positions

    1 available

Purfleet Commercials are MAN Truck & Bus leading approved dealer and as their training provider, Remit are recruiting for an apprentice Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician for their Salfords Industrial Estate, Gatwick depot.

Have you always had an interest in engineering? Do you love finding out how things work and how to repair them? This apprenticeship might be exactly what you’re looking for.

Whether it’s been a lifelong dream or a more recent ambition, why not apply?

There is a lot involved in keeping HGVs on the road, so you will gain full understanding of the importance of 6-week checks, Operators (O) licence’s and legal obligations and as a Technician apprentice, you will receive training to the manufacturer and DVSAs standard.

The Heavy Vehicle Technicians jobs fall into three main categories:

  • Servicing - regular preventive checks in accordance with DVSA regulations
  • Maintenance - replacing any parts showing signs of wear and tear, oil changes etc.
  • Repairs - repair or replacing anything damaged or faulty

With the increase in technology involved with vehicles today, you will also receive extensive training in how to use MAN’s diagnostic equipment to solve faults in the Engine Control Unit (ECU).

Your training won’t be restricted to just the mechanical side but will include the pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems and ‘all electric’ vehicles as well as hybrids.

The types of vehicles you’ll be working on will range from tractor units and rigid trucks through to specialist vehicles and trailers.


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

  • A logical approach to problem-solving
  • An enthusiasm to learn new practical and theoretical skills
  • Good practical skills

Personal qualities

  • Punctuality and good time keeping
  • Workplace maturity and professionalism
  • Proactive attitude
  • Can work to a high standard

Desired qualifications

  • No previous automotive qualifications are required
  • You must have GCSE 9-4/A*-C or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths and we will support you to help develop your knowledge further
  • Predicated grades are acceptable

Future prospects

As an apprentice, you will be a full time employee from the very beginning and while training you’ll be earning your place as an integral part of the workshop team. Once you have achieved your qualification, you will have further opportunities to progress to positions such as Shift Supervisor, Service Manager or even Master Technician.

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 Recruitment Process: If you are among the shortlisted candidates, you will be invited to attend an online presentation to discuss the opportunity in greater detail. Following that, you will be required to complete online English and maths assessments before your application is submitted to the employer.


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

Salfords Industrial Estate

Nr Redhill

RH1 5ES

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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 Remit's dedicated Heavy Vehicle Academy in Derby. There are a total of 17 blocks over the 34 month programme, which are split between 2 days of virtual classes and 3 days in Derby. The costs for accommodation, food and travel are met by the employer and there will be no cost to you.

You will also be assigned a dedicated Development Coach who will give you 1-2-1 support and guidance to help you achieve the following IMI qualifications.

As a result, you will receive the following qualification:

  • 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: 24 Jun 2022