Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Apprenticeship TruckEast Ltd

An exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work alongside qualified technicians where you will be trained in dealing with all aspects of the maintenance and repair of heavy vehicles.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday, 8am – 5pm (40 Hours)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001195496

  • Positions

    1 available

An exciting opportunity to work as part of a highly skilled work force that is committed to quality. The course is fully supported with all of the training you require to become fully qualified. With the rapid increase in the complexity of today’s trucks – and the technology needed to keep them up and running – first class training for those involved in the vital servicing and maintenance of these vehicles has become more important than ever. The Scania Apprentice Programme gives you the chance to join the select group of specialist technicians working on some of the most modern, sophisticated trucks on the road.

The day to day tasks include:

  • Observing and assisting senior technicians.
  • Following health and safety procedures.
  • Servicing.
  • MOT’s.
  • All aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Full training will be provided, no skills required.

Personal qualities

  • A keen interest in heavy vehicles, hard working and well motivated.
  • The apprentice must have excellent communication skills verbal and written.

Qualifications required

  • Maths and English GCSE, or equivalent, A-D or Equivalent in Functional Skills.

Future prospects

Scania believes in providing an extensive, high quality Apprenticeship which gives their Apprentices the opportunity to advance, succeed and fulfil all ambitions for a career in the motor industry and with such a wide range of skills instilled an Apprentice can move into any other area of the automotive world from motorsport.

About the employer

TruckEast is much more than just a Scania dealer. That said, we are very proud to carry the Scania badge for both new and used vehicle sales. It’s a highly respected marque which guarantees premium quality trucks that are built to last and deliver the highest levels of performance, day in and day out.

Employer

TruckEast Ltd

Address

Violet Hill Road

Stowmarket

IP14 1NN

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Training provider

Practical skills and hands-on experience will be gained at the Scania service point you work at, while the training and knowledge you need to support them will come through attending the Scania Training Centre, which is located in Loughborough. Your training begins with a week's induction at the Outward Bound Centre in Aberdovey alongside other Scania Apprentices from around the country. After this your training will take place at the Scania Training Centre with its specialist instructors and dedicated workshop facilities.
On successfully completing your training, which takes a total of three years, you will leave the Scania Training Centre with an Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Heavy Vehicle), which will include:

  • VCQ Level 2 and 3 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair.
  • Technical Certificate and Diploma.
  • Functional Skills Qualifications in Maths, English and ICT.

You will also have completed four Scania recognised product-training courses, three of which go toward the Scania Master Technician Programme.

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Training provider

SKILLNET LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skillnet

Contact

Yasmin Hartley 01923 216165


Other information

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.

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