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Apprentice Bus & Coach Mechelec Technician DIESEL BTC LIMITED

Are you wanting to start your career in the automotive industry? S&B Automotive Academy are recruiting on behalf of Diesel BTC Limited who have apprenticeship opportunities available. This is an excellent opportunity to work as part of a skilled work force that is committed to quality.

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Closing date: 24 Nov 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

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

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5pm Lunch 2 x 15 min plus 1 x 30 min

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    25 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful applicant will be working on a range of busses and coaches while learning their trade to a nationally recognised standard. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and hardworking person to work in the automotive industry. 


Task to be carried out:

  • Understand the fundamentals of existing and emerging mechanical vehicle design and systems
  • Carry out routine mechanical servicing, planned preventative maintenance and “health checks”
  • Carry out routine servicing
  • Inspect, diagnose and repair braking systems
  • Use diagnostic equipment and software to diagnose and rectify located faults on mechanical components

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

Training is delivered in the workplace and via seven weekly college blocks per year at S&B Automotive Academy, you will be required to travel to the college and stay in hotel accommodation if needed. All costs for this are met by the employer and there will be no cost to you.

As a result, you will receive the following qualification:

  • Level 3 Bus and Coach Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths & English (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As a company Diesel BTC Limited are committed to providing development and training opportunities to our employees. An apprenticeship is the grounding for your future development and there are lots of opportunities to develop your career. At the successful completion of training the intention is for the apprentice to be offered full-time employment as a skilled Bus and coach technician.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

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

About the employer

Diesel BTC Limited were established in 1996 and are made up of highly trained and qualified Ex Cummins people with the specific aim of servicing the aftermarket of Cummins diesel engines. The business has now developed to a stage where we supply Cummins diesel engines and spare parts to over 35 countries worldwide. We provide a wide range of services to the Cummins engine operator from new complete engines, engines rebuilt from new and guaranteed reconditioned parts, in house operators own engine overhauls, in house operators own Cummins PT fuel system overhauls and repairs, field service repairs and overhauls by our all ex Cummins trained engineers who between them have over 90 years of experience handling the Cummins product.




Unit 9

Arcany Road

South Ockendon

RM15 5TB

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Training provider



David Watts


Apprenticeship standard

Bus and coach engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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