Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.

Heavy Vehicle Apprentice Technician SPARSHATT TRUCK & VAN LIMITED

Is working in an office all day not for you? Then we have an opportunity for you! You can kick-start your career and earn while gaining a meaningful qualification with an awarding winning Mercedes Benz commercial vehicle dealership. This apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to become a fully qualified technician.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    As part of our programme we will be doing 6 monthly pay reviews, meaning by the end of your 3rd year you could be earning up to £25,000, this is dependant on your progress and work output.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - working 08:00 - 17:00.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice, you will work on a range of Mercedes Benz commercial vehicles alongside our dedicated and highly qualified Mercedes Benz technicians. Throughout your apprenticeship you will learn how to work safely within a heavy vehicle workshop, to select and use a range of specialist tools and equipment to service and maintain commercial vehicles. Our apprenticeship means you can become a technician qualified to work on some of the most technologically advanced trucks on the road.

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

You will be working towards a Level 3 IMI Diploma in Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance. To help you succeed, you will receive on the job training while at our Dartford workshop and will attend the Sparshatt Training Academy one day a week also located within our Dartford depot. As our own training provider, we can make sure your workshop mentors are kept up to date with your progress and if you need any support, making sure you get the best all round learning experience meeting your needs. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Following completion of your apprenticeship, you will become a fully qualified heavy vehicle technician with a vast set of skills that will enable you to have a career within the automotive industry. In addition, we hope there will be opportunities to stay with Sparshatt Truck & Van as Commercial Vehicle Technician and continue your learning as you progress through the Mercedes Benz technician pathway from maintenance through to diagnostic level.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Physical fitness, A willingness to learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A – C (9 – 4)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A – C (9 – 4)) Essential

Things to consider

We also have Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship opportunities at our other sites. Please visit our website for more details.

About the employer

Sparshatt Truck & Van Ltd has been synonymous with Mercedes-Benz in Kent for 40 years. Today the group operates four well-established sales and service sites across the county, employing over 200 people. We value all those who work with us and continue to ensure we train and retain talented people, without whom, we simply would not be the success we are today.




Unit 1, 21 Kennet Road





Joanne Jackson


You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician

Level 3 (A level)

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.