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Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Buckinghamshire County Council

We’re looking for an ambitious & energetic person to join our Neighbourhood Services Workshop Team as a Technician. You’ll combine work-based training along with achieving an Advanced (level 3) Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 14 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Paid holiday package Join our generous Pension scheme Get 50% off of Arriva bus travel, and 34% off of Chiltern Railways services Receive a range of restaurant, shop & gym discounts through our Employee Benefits scheme. Apply for a NUS Extra card

    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

    8.30 - 4.30 Monday - Friday, full time

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Able to demonstrate mechanical skills
  • Able to organise own work and achieve deadlines
  • Able to work in an organised and methodical way to analyse and solve problems
  • Be a good time keeper
  • Able to communicate well verbally and in writing
  • Able to carry out basic administrative tasks
  • Basic IT skills
  • Able to use initiative and work independently
  • Good attention to detail
  • Able to complete basic written workshop documents

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

  • Qualification in Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician (level 3)
  • Maths and English Functional skills Level 2 if required 
  • All training is delivered in the workplace with an allowance of 20% off the job training 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time position within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

Skills required: Able to demonstrate mechanical skills. Able to organise own work and achieve deadlines. Able to work in an organised and methodical way to analyse and solve problems. Be a good time keeper. Able to communicate well verbally and in writing. Able to carry out basic administrative tasks. Basic IT skills. Able to use initiative and work independently. Good attention to detail. Able to complete basic written workshop documents. Personal Qualities: Able to demonstrate an interest in how the HV industry operates. Comfortable working as part of a team and playing an active role. Able to get on well with a range of people. Real ambition to develop your skills and experience, and achieve the apprenticeship qualification. Enthusiastic, dynamic and forward thinking. Willingness to learn and to undertake a range of different tasks as required This is a hands-on role in a busy Workshop, and you will get dirty!

About the employer

Our apprenticeships are designed to give you the hands-on experience needed in a real job that brings out the best in you, with real responsibilities, real challenges, real projects and scope to grow your career. You will be working in our modern, recently constructed workshop within a team of 5 other highly experienced mechanics and play a crucial role in keeping our Collections and Street Cleansing vehicles maintained and on the road. At Buckinghamshire Council, we know that our biggest strength comes from the people that work for us, and that’s why we’re working hard to ensure we continue to be an accessible and inclusive organisation. From dedicated staff networks overseen by our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group, to proudly standing as a Disability Confident employer, it’s important to us that all our colleagues feel engaged, listened to, and valued. Our offer of flexible working empowers a productive and happy workforce and allows employees to combine work with other responsibilities and commitments. We believe our workforce should reflect the diverse communities we service in Buckinghamshire, and are looking for like-minded individuals to join us in promoting equality, fairness, and inclusion for everyone.


Buckinghamshire County Council


Buckinghamshire Council, Pembroke Road, Aylesbury, HP20 1BD

HP20 1BD

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Training provider



Laura Pountney

07534 486764

Apprenticeship standard

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician

Level 3 (A level)

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