Apprentice Bus and Coach Engineering Technician GO NORTH WEST LIMITED

At Go North West part of the Go-Ahead Group we are looking to recruit Bus and Coach Engineering Technician Apprentices. Carrying out a range of engineering work on buses and coaches. This is a great opportunity to learn on the job, earning a real wage! Working alongside our fantastic engineering team at our Queens Road depot, which operates over 170 vehicles - you will take your first step on the career ladder!

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shift patterns TBC

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    10 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an Apprentice, you will learn the basics of mechanical and electrical repairs; also specialising in body repair to ensure our fleet is safe, reliable and free from damage.

  • Fitting and servicing parts
  • Preparation of vehicles for MOT
  • Repair of body and panel components
  • Completing effective mechanical repairs
  • Removing and replacing faulty/damaged parts
  • Other related activities as operationally required
  • Diagnosing faults using latest diagnostic equipment
  • Assisting with repair/recovery of defective vehicles off-site
  • Completing all relevant documentation to a high standard
  • Safe operation of specialist tools and testing/lifting equipment
  • Conducting 6-week inspections of vehicles to specified standards
  • Completing accurate records and ensuring regulatory compliance
  • Being part of a continuous improvement culture

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

Bus and Coach Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Level 3.

This will be delivered through a mix of face-to-face learning, remote reviews, online assessments, self-study, practical skills training and one-to-one coaching facilitated at our training centre in Wythenshawe (off-the-job) - through block release sessions.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon satisfactory completion of the apprenticeship programme, a full-time permanent contract awaits. Future opportunities to further develop your industry skills and knowledge.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Analytical skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Creative, Initiative, IT skills, Logical, Number skills, Organisation skills, Patience, Physical fitness, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

* 28 days annual leave (including bank holidays) * An attractive salary and overtime rate along with a company pension * Holiday Bonus scheme - 1 extra day's holiday after each year of employment ( capped at 33 days) * Free travel passes for you and your family to be used on public transport in Greater Manchester * Cycle to work scheme * Opportunity to attend additional training courses * Reliability and excellent timekeeping * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Ability to work methodically and follow written and verbal instructions * A genuine interest and enthusiasm towards heavy vehicle maintenance

About the employer

Go North West is part of the Go-Ahead Group plc, one of five major groups involved in running buses in the UK. The Go-Ahead philosophy is for each subsidiary company to run as an autonomous business, in tune with the local market. In Manchester, this will enable us to focus on the needs of commuters and leisure travellers alike and provide a service that really focuses on improving customer experience.




Queens Road

Boyle Street

Cheetham Hill

M8 8UT

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Bus and coach engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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