Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprentice PETIT FORESTIER UK LIMITED

To receive practical training and instruction whilst assisting workshop staff in the day-to-day running of the workshop. To work towards the provision of a well-maintained internal vehicle fleet, working both under supervision and on your own initiative on a range of commercial vehicles and refrigeration units.

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Closing date: 26 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. 8am to 5pm - Shifts TBC. Total hours per week: 40 hours a week.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 May 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include:

·         To correctly interpret instructions from mechanics/technicians and report to workshop manager

·         To attend training and to keep abreast of the latest technical information which may be circulated or displayed

·         To accurately report and record work done via the completion of job sheets and the quantification of time

·         To protect and maintain all tools and equipment by only using them in the prescribed manner and returning to their place of storage immediately after use

·         To immediately report any loss, shortage, damage or malfunction of tools and equipment

·         To protect and take care of customers and the company’s property

·         To maintain allocate work areas in a clean and tidy condition

·         To work within and implement the policy of ‘preventative maintenance’

·         To provide information, maintain records and carryout all duties in an accurate, efficient and timely manner

·         To undertake such other tasks as may reasonably be required

·         To enhance the image and reputation of the company whilst supporting its commercial interests

·         To ensure all health and safety, statutory requirements, company policies and standard procedures are adhered to

·         Any other duties commensurate with the smooth running and operation of Petit Forestier

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

Apprentices will attend City of Bristol College four times a year for two week periods to work towards their VRQ Level 3 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. An advisor will visit at least every six weeks as part of a close support network to ensure that Apprentices are both enjoying and succeeding in their course. An Apprentice’s training includes:

·         Level 3 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

·         Technical Certificate – IMI Diploma Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

·         Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Great career prospects within the organisation for individuals to progress to full time permanent staff, and develop your career further.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Willingness to learn, Time keeping


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade 4 / C) Essential
Other Driving License (Grade Full) Desired

Things to consider

Full company benefits, including holidays, workwear and safety equipment. Block Release Training will take place in Bristol.

About the employer

As a family business founded in France in 1907, Petit Forestier’s refrigeration know-how is second to none on the market. The company is backed by a vast fleet for hire: 67,000 refrigerated vehicles, 49,000 display chillers and freezers and 5,000 refrigerated containers, and is served by a large branch network that covers 22 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the United States. Petit Forestier relies on this coverage to serve over 15,000 customers, always focused on delivering quality and excellent service.




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Training provider



Apprenticeship Team



Apprenticeship standard

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician

Level 3 (A level)

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