Apprentice Truck Body Builder L E JACKSON(COACHWORKS)LTD

Jackson Coachworks are looking to recruit an Apprentice to learn all aspects of engineering and making a body. On completion of the Apprenticeship, the candidate will be a fully skilled truck body builder.

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Closing date: 30 Mar 2023

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, Tuesday & Wednesday 8am-4:30pm, Thursday & Friday 8am-4pm.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Apprentices will train with us by working in every department within the workshop during their Apprenticeship. Generally that will be done in roughly the following order:

  • Body construction
  • Fitting out a body
  • Mounting bodywork to base chassis’
  • Making body components such as doors
  • Basic vehicle electrics
  • Basic welding and fabrication

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

  • Day/Block release to our Stephenson campus, Coalville. (Part of the SMB Group)
  • Functional skills if necessary
  • On-the-job training
  • Off-the-job training

The successful candiate will receive a Metal Fabricator level 3 Standard qualification at the end of the apprenticeship. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression through our workshop, we actively promote from within.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Punctual, Reliable, Hard working


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

About the employer

We have been manufacturing refrigerated vehicles for 80 years and combine this experience with the latest technologies to produce the very best quality refrigerated bodies available in the UK today. We pride ourselves on being a customer focused company, and are proud to provide a complete start to finish ‘Design and Build’ service. We work with our customers to determine exactly what type and specification of fridge truck is required, making sure it is right for their operation, produce it for them, and follow it up with our after sales support.






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Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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