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Apprentice Vehicle Mechanical, Electrical & Trim (MET) Technician Durham Constabulary

Durham Constabulary are excited to announce that they are recruiting for a Mechanical Electrical Trim (MET) Apprentice to join the Constabulary. As an apprentice, you will carry out electrical repair and installation on all vehicles, including supporting the installation of specialised electrical systems to vehicles.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    You will start on the national minimum wage for apprentices - this will be reviewed once you have successfully completed the probation period.

    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

    Typically 8.00am - 17.00pm. Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    21 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Mechanical Electrical Trim (MET) Apprentice will receive appropriate training and guidance to undertake the full range of duties which will include:

  • To diagnose faults, carry out all work associated with electrical repairs
  • To carry out fault rectification testing following repair
  • To install and test electrical equipment to police vehicle as required .e.g. CCTV systems, force communication systems, emergency blue light equipment / systems etc.
  • To commission and de-commission vehicles
  • To ensure all equipment and building maintenance requirements are reported
  • To assist other trades and apprentice training as required
  • To maintain personal knowledge and understanding (CPD) of vehicle technology and vehicle models and workshop equipment and be able to diagnose faults using appropriate diagnostic tools.
  • Road test vehicles as required
  • To work to Health & Safety practises and observe C.O.S.H.H. regulations
  • To adhere to workshop administration requirements and ensure that relevant documentation is processed

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

Training is delivered on-site in the workplace. The apprentice will be assigned a workplace mentor and a Learning and Development Coach who will offer support, advice and guidance. Progress will be monitored through the use of an electronic logbook which can be accessed by the apprentice and employer.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will receive the following qualification:

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (M.E.T)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths & English (if not already achieved)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Following completion of your apprenticeship, you could progress to full time employment via Durham Constabulary’s formal application / interview process. As well as opportunities to progress within Durham Constabulary you could also further progress your career into roles such as workshop controller or Workshop Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4 or C Grade/Level 2 or above) Essential

About the employer

Durham Police depend on well maintained and efficient transportation to help deliver services to a large and diverse community throughout County Durham. Our highly skilled technicians commission and maintain a large vehicle fleet including the repairing of damaged or faulty mechanical parts, installing new electrical systems and equipment, and carrying out routine mechanical maintenance and repairs to vehicles. Our technicians have a high standard of workmanship maintaining and repairing a varied vehicle fleet including cars and vans from numerous vehicle manufacturers. The technician role contributes to the provision of a cost effective, high quality and reliable vehicle fleet ensuring both officer and vehicle safety throughout.


Durham Constabulary


Durham Constabulary , Fleet Management

Unit 1

Whitehouse Business Park


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Training provider



Gavin Batie

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage mechanical, electrical and trim (MET) technician

Level 3 (A level)

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