Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Technician

Ryder Ltd

Ryder Ltd is always searching for talented people to join our Technician Apprenticeship Scheme to be developed into tomorrow’s best Heavy Vehicle Repair Technicians

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

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2017

Apprenticeship summary


Competitive salary

Working week

40 Hrs Per Week – Between 6.00 & 22.00 Mon to Fri

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration

30 months

Possible start date

01 Aug 2017

Date posted

08 Feb 2017

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

Technicians will be trained in all aspects of heavy vehicle repair and positions are available in: Dukinfield, Edinburgh, Fenstanton, Goole, Heathrow, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Northampton x2, Park Royal Spalding, Warrington.

Our HGV Technicians service and maintain our modern and varied fleet of large vehicles, such as lorries and trucks.

  • By joining us as an apprentice, we will give you the practical and theoretical tools to help you learn about all aspects of heavy vehicle mechanics and electronics, from the engine components to the air conditioning and security systems.
  • You’ll be able to recognise, repair and replace faulty parts and understand the importance of ensuring stock is adequately maintained.
  •  We encourage a customer focused approach and help you to determine time estimates and updating the repair and service records.
  • Training isn’t all practical and you will be expected to understand the theory, which is as important as a spanner.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful applicant will be:

  • Confident
  • Self-motivated
  • Keen to work as part of a team

Personal qualities

Ryder Ltd are looking for ambitious individuals who are enthusiastic about learning and developing a successful career within engineering.

Qualifications required

4 GCSEs at Grade C and above or equivalent are required (Must include Maths, English and a Science).  Predicted grades will be taken into consideration.

Future prospects

On the successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be a fully qualified Heavy Vehicle Technician where the career options and prospects are endless.

Things to consider

Training is not all practical. We believe that learning to use a computer and understanding the theory behind the role is as important as using a spanner. Successful candidates will initially work a day shift, 8.30 – 1700 with Half an hour for lunch, equating to 8 hours per day. After this there will be shift work dependant on location but approximately 6.00 – 14.00 and 14.00 – 22.00 Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Ryder Ltd is a leading international company in transportation and supply chain management solutions.


Ryder Ltd


Ryder Park

Potton Road



PE28 9QR

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Training provider

Block Release at Stephenson College. Full details and framework including:

  • NVQ
  • Technical Certificate
  • Employer Rights & Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills will be discussed at time of assessment/interview.

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Stephenson College


Evie Grewcock

Employer's Application Instructions

Please download the application form and send it to

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2017