Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship FIVEWAYS MUNICIPAL VEHICLE HIRE LIMITED

The primary purpose of the role is to work under the direction of the Maintenance Manager to ensure that all vehicle maintenance and MOT duties are carried out promptly, efficiently and in accordance with manufacturer's guidance and the applicable health & safety rules. The apprentice will assisting qualified staff in all servicing and MOT work.

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Closing date: 02 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    20 days per annum, plus 8 days statutory bank holidays

  • Working week

    Mon - Fri Start time: 07.00 Finish time: 16:00

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assist with undertaking the maintenance and repair of all fleet vehicles
  • Ensuring that documentation regarding the MOT preparation, servicing and repair of vehicles conforms to ‘O’ Licence requirements and is accurately completed
  • Maintaining an ongoing visual assessment of any vehicles which are serviced or repaired by external providers, to ensure that the highest standards are provided by any third party and that they are adhering to all legal requirements
  • Report any workshop equipment defects
  • Comply with relevant legalisation

The training you will be getting

The apprenticeship programme usually consists of the following elements:

Knowledge element
This is the technical certificate and covers the theory side of your work which is delivered when you attend College, so that you can put these newly acquired skills into practice at work.

Competence element
This is the practical side of the programme and is assessed directly within the workplace by a Harlow College Assessor to ensure that you are developing your skills within the workplace and putting all that you learn at College into practice
Functional skills: This area covers English, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) if not already at Grad 4 GCSE standard.

Transferable skills
These are the skills that help you develop your Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) and your rights as an employee within the workplace (ERR).

The duration of the course is 36 months. You will attend College for 1 day a week and you be in the workplace for the remaining 4 days.

How and when will I study?
IMI NVQ Level 3 in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
Level 2 Functional Skills – English, if required,
Level 2 IT, if required
ERR (Employment Rights & Responsibilities)
PLTS (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Fiveways are always seeking to develop our staff and there will be regular training provided both internal and external. Further we would foresee that on successful completion of the apprenticeship a permanent position would be offered.  

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Physical fitness, Good hand skills, Flexible approach to learning


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Information Technology) (Grade 4) Desired
Other Valid UK Driving Licence (Grade Car) Desired

Things to consider

Should the applicant not have a valid car grade driving licence and transport, Fiveways would arrange transport for the one day per week at Harlow College.

About the employer

Fiveways is an established family run business specialising in the hire of and rental of commercial vehicles in the waste industry in London, Essex, Kent and across the UK. Our vehicle maintenance facility includes an MOT test lane for LGV vehicle and a separate MOT test lane for vehicles up to 7.5t. We have over 400 vehicles available on our fleet ranging from 32t waste collection vehicles, mechanical sweepers, 3.5t cage vehicles and other specialist vehicles.







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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience




Apprenticeship standard

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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