Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Apprenticeship Uttlesford District Council
We're looking for an Apprentice to join the fleet servicing team. Learn skills to maintain & repair a wide variety of vehicles, plant & machinery in accordance with contract specification and health & safety legislation. Working with the workshop team to deliver the smooth & safe operation & support wider operations of Environmental Services.
Closing date: 18 Dec 2022
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 37
Possible start date
09 Jan 2023
14 Sep 2022
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
As part of your day to day duties your key responsibilities will include:-
- To repair, maintain, weld and service vehicles such as:- Heavy goods vehicles (HGV), 32 ton refuse collection trucks, Hydraulic tippers, Small light goods vehicles (LGV), Plant and machinery
- Work with the team to achieve timely, prioritised maintenance, repair and servicing of the Council's vehicles and plant such as:- Mot preparation, Electrical wiring, Vehicle Diagnostics, Hydraulic servicing
- Use clear written and verbal communication with customers, colleagues and managers
- Maintain records and data as required on repair and servicing of vehicles, machinery and plant
- Undertake further training and development as required to fulfil the needs of the service
- Ensure health and safety requirements and manufacturer's guidelines are adhered to at all times including the use of protective clothing when appropriate
- Undertake any other duties which may reasonably be within the competence of the post holder or the scope of the post
- To monitor own work and identify best practice opportunities to improve both service position and development
The above duties and responsibilities give a broad outline of the functions of the post.
However by necessity, these duties must be approached in a flexible manner to accommodate the changing needs and demands of the service provided by Uttlesford District Council.
The post holder will be expected to adapt to changing circumstances and therefore the outline of duties may change from time to time
To be successful in the role we are looking for applicants that are:
- Self-motivated and able to work effectively and productively within a small team
- Willing and able to work on refuse vehicles including recovery from landfill sites
In return we will provide you with a broad Apprenticeship experience supported by Harlow College. We aim to teach you the skills to maintain a wide variety of vehicles, plant and machinery, including use of appropriate tools and equipment and associated health and safety legislation. No two problems are the same and because of this no two days are the same when working on council plant vehicles.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
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.
- 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
- This area covers English, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) if not already at Grad 4 GCSE standard
- 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 is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
- Further training and progression is available and there is potential for a permanent position once fully qualified
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4/C or above) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician
Level 3 (A level)
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