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Apprentice HGV Technician FRAIKIN LIMITED

We are recruiting our next pipeline of new talent into the business and our Engineering function requires technician apprentices in order to fulfil the challenges of growing talent into the business and assisting in our succession planning.

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Closing date: 20 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


  • Carry out the basic tasks with tools and equipment common to all procedures involving basic mechanical and electrical procedures related to HV.
  • The ability to keep updated with emerging new technologies within the HV industry.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and efficient workshop and adhere to the company and legislative processes.
  • Access specific and related HV technical information appropriately.
  • The ability to service, inspect and maintain HVs and trailers to meet company, Driver and vehicle standards agency (DVSA) and manufacturers’ standards.
  • Use a range of diagnostic and electrical measuring equipment to identify faults and underlying causes on HV’s.
  • Successfully inspect and prepare vehicles and trailers to meet DVSA standards prescribed in the tester’s manual.
  • Carry out final quality checks before handover to the customer.
  • Apply logical/problem solving techniques and regimes.
  • Maintain records to company and operators’ licence obligations and regulation.
  • To be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written mediums both internally and with customers on a range of topics that will support, HV inspection and diagnosing techniques.


  • Adhere to all statutory requirement regarding fire, health, safety and hygiene.
  • Participate in cross / multi skilled training within your department or other departments as deemed appropriate by your Manager.
  • Carry out any reasonable instruction as directed by a Manager [or Director]
  • Deal with all internal and external customers in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
  • Maintain a high level of dress and appearance at all times adhering to PPE where the role requires this
  • Attend any training sessions as requested and adhere to all company regulations.
  • From time to time you may be required to carry out duties outside the normal sphere of work as may be reasonably requested by Management.
  • To perform the job role successfully, the role holder must perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform in the role.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Block release at SMB Group, Stephenson College campus will include:

Delivery of HGV Maintenance Technician Level 3 - Apprenticeship Standard
Functional Skills Maths and English (if applicable)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential to be offered a full time position upon completing the apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Enthusiastic, Committed


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

About the employer

Fraikin brought its fleet expertise to the UK in 1978, and today we are one of the country’s largest providers of commercial vehicle contract hire, fleet management and rental. We offer customers a skills base and proven financial stability which we believe is second to none. This allows us to react to even the largest of new business opportunities in a sole supplier role, and with a customer renewal rate which is the envy of our competitors.




83 Bilton Way




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Apprenticeship standard

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician

Level 3 (A level)

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