Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician J. MURPHY & SONS LIMITED

J Murphy & Sons are looking to recruit a Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician. A Heavy Vehicle Service Technician will inspect, maintain, and repair large vehicles weighing 3.5 tonnes and over such as HGV's. Servicing, maintenance (replacing / repairing engine parts), and diagnostics (using the latest diagnostic equipment).

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Closing date: 02 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    27 days holiday, plus bank holidays with the option to buy an additional 2 days holiday each year, holidays increase with length of service

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, times may vary according to the shift schedule. 39 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

In this role, you will be working outdoors in all-weather conditions. The successful candidate must be prepared to travel to and from the site either on a daily or weekly basis.

As an apprentice you will help repair and maintain our fleet of heavy commercial vehicles.

During this apprenticeship you will learn how to:

  • Service, inspect and maintain vehicles and trailers to DVSA standards
  • Work safely in the workshop environment
  • Learn how to use a variety of tools and equipment
  • Diagnose and fault find using a variety of equipment
  • Maintain and update service records to company standatds.

Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and efficient workshop and adhere to the company and legislative processes.

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

 Candidates will enrol on to the Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Level 3 apprenticeship standard.

The apprenticeship will take up to 36 months to complete and apprentices will attend college on a day release basis for the academic part of their qualification.

This is a level 3 (A level) apprenticeship standard. 

The provider is located in Nottingham.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once the apprentice completes their qualification they will roff off into a permanent position subject to their perfomance. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Grade A*- C (or 9 – 4)) Essential

About the employer

J. Murphy & Sons Limited is a leading global, specialist engineering and construction company founded in 1951 that improves lives by delivering world-class infrastructure. Operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada, we provide better engineered solutions to infrastructure sectors including Transportation, Water, Power, Natural Resources, and Construction & Property.




Rushcliffe House

Newark Road

NG22 9PZ


Rosie Wilkinson

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Apprenticeship standard

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician

Level 3 (A level)

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