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Bus & Coach (Mechanical) Technician Apprenticeship Lynx

We currently have an opening for an Apprentice Bus & Coach Technician. You will predominantly inspect, diagnose, repair and test equipment and systems on a Modern Fleet.

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 4.00pm (30mins Lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We currently have an opening for an Apprentice Bus & Coach technician specialising in the maintenance and repair of buses and coaches. The role is demanding as the successful applicant will be working on a range of vehicles while learning their trade to a nationally recognised standard. Vehicles are becoming increasingly complex and it is essential that technicians are fully trained to work on the latest vehicle technology. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and hardworking person.

Tasks the successful candidate can expect to carry out:

  • Vehicle servicing
  • General repairs
  • Suspension repairs
  • Brake inspections and repairs
  • Safety inspection
  • General maintenance of Buses & Coaches

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good practical skills
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

Personal qualities

  • Good time keeping and willing to learn
  • Team player
  • Proactive approach in maintaining customer standards
  • Reliable

Desired qualifications

  • No previous automotive qualifications are required
  • Minimum of GCSE (or equivalent) grades of  (A - C/9-4) in English and maths

Future prospects

  • Full training to level 3. At the successful completion of training the intention is for the apprentice to be offered full-time employment as a skilled Bus & Coach Technician
  • Further training may be made available for IRTEC (Institute of Road Transport Engineers) or a management qualification. As a company we are committed to providing development and training opportunities to our employees

Things to consider

The competition for apprenticeship placements is strong. Please ensure your application is tailored to the type of apprenticeship you are applying for. Please also pay attention to presentation, spelling and grammar and include any relevant experience, hobbies/interests or qualifications.

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

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About the employer

We are an independent bus company based in King's Lynn and operating services across west and north Norfolk and eastern Cambridgeshire.

Lynx operate friendly and reliable local bus services in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk including a half hourly, 7 day per week towards Hunstanton via Snettisham, Dersingham and Heacham. In addition to scheduled bus services we also provide private hire coaches and rail replacement services.




Acer Road

King's Lynn

PE34 3HN

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by S&B Automotive Academy Ltd


David Watts 07852344136

Level 3 Bus and Coach Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard:

Training is provided at work and at a specialist training provider S&B Automotive Academy on block release (usually six one-week blocks per year).The successful applicant will be mentored in the workplace by the employer who will support and monitor progress through the use of electronic logbook which both employer and apprentice will have access to 24/7 365 days a week.

The apprenticeship Standard is a 3-year programme which culminates in an end point assessment.

As part of the apprenticeship the apprentice will need to achieve Functional Skills at Level 2 in maths and English before they can complete the end point assessment.

Apprenticeship standard

Bus and coach engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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