Apprentice Bus and Coach Technician HEDINGHAM & DISTRICT OMNIBUSES LTD.

Are you wanting to jump start your career? S&B Automotive Academy are recruiting! As a Bus and Coach technician you will inspect, diagnose, repair and test equipment and systems. If you are a 'can-do', enthusiastic, and motivated individual who works well as a team player, this will be a great opportunity for you!

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Closing date: 13 Nov 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    14 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful applicant will be working on a range of busses and coaches while learning their trade to a nationally recognised standard. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and hardworking person to work in the automotive industry. 

Task to be carried out:

·        Understand the fundamentals of existing and emerging mechanical vehicle design and systems

·        Carry out routine mechanical servicing, planned preventative maintenance and “health checks”

·        Carry out routine servicing

·        Inspect, diagnose and repair braking systems

·        Use diagnostic equipment and software to diagnose and rectify located faults on mechanical components

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

Training is delivered in the workplace and via seven weekly college blocks per year at S&B Automotive Academy, you will be required to travel to the college and stay in hotel accommodation if needed. All costs for this are met by the employer and there will be no cost to you.

As a result, you will receive the following qualification:

  • Level 3 Bus and Coach Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths & English (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As a company we are committed to providing development and training opportunities to our employees. An apprenticeship is the grounding for your future development and there are lots of opportunities to develop your career.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative


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

Things to consider

The competition for apprenticeship placements is strong so please ensure your application is tailored to the type of apprenticeship you are applying for, pay attention to presentation, spelling and grammar and include any relevant experience, hobbies/interests, or qualifications.

About the employer

Hedingham & District Omnibuses Ltd started in 1960. Hedingham is based in Clacton and has depots in Clacton, Kelvedon and Sible Hedingham. In 2018 Hedingham took on the Clacton town bus network and introduced attractive new fares and tickets to entice people to use the bus. We continue to invest in technology and now all of our buses accept contactless payments offering more convenience to those wishing to travel. Our investment in off-bus ticketing technology makes bus travel available to buy online from the comfort of an armchair with our mobile app, Hedingham and Chambers App.




2-4 Conway Units

Stephenson Road


CO15 4XA

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Training provider



Luke Morison

07719 545586

Apprenticeship standard

Bus and coach engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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