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Metroline Bus and coach body repair / builder apprenticeship METROLINE LIMITED

Metroline is one of London’s largest, most experienced, and innovative bus operators. Metroline Bus and Coach Body repair/builder apprenticeship will provide prospective body technicians with the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out the role of a modern body repair technician. Working around the garages we have in our business. You will carry out scheduled mechanical maintenance on buses/coaches.

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Closing date: 17 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay will increase periodically through the apprenticeship. Competitive salary, Salary increases, Paid holidays, Company Pension, Sports and social facilities, and Free (Non-Contractual) Bus, Tube & London Overground travel for you + one.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 07:30 till 15:30, shifts including evenings and weekends may apply later in apprenticeship.

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    27 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprenticeship may include:

  • Contributing to safe working practices in bus/coach engineering and maintenance 
  • Conduct inspections of buses/coaches
  • Carry out scheduled mechanical maintenance on buses/coaches 
  • Carrying out scheduled body maintenance on buses/coaches
  • Assessing body damage
  • Repairing damage including heavy repair and chassis reconstruction 
  • Setting out and assembling bus/coach
  • Vehicle paint detailing
  • Ability to learn how to weld    

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

This is a 3-year programme, 2 years working towards level 3 Accident Repair Technician standard. 3rd year further qualifications if potential is seen. On the job training will give apprentices a good chance to gain a place within the business as a fully complete body repair technician. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Metroline continue the growth of our staff within engineering sector supplying training for the technology and vehicles we have within our business.

  • Apprentice
  • Technician 
  • AEM (assistant engineering manager) 
  • EM (engineering manager)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade (C) or (4) and above) Desired

Things to consider

Whilst having some basic understanding will set you off on a good grounding, the biggest asset you can bring to an apprenticeship is enthusiasm. Key personal qualities to demonstrate: Working well with others, Punctuality, Reliability, and Good attention to detail

About the employer

Metrolines fleet consist of 1674 buses, which includes over 700 hybrid buses that have the highest environmental credentials available, and by the end of 2019 almost 100 all-electric buses will be in service in the fleet. we also have included new hydrogen vehicles within our fleet, meaning that we are the for front of new technology within the industry.




Unit 20-23

Segro Park Perivale

Horsenden Lane South



Adonis Kleanthous

07983 008 501

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Accident repair technician

Level 3 (A level)

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