Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Technician (HGV) - Sapphire Vehicle SAPPHIRE VEHICLE SERVICES LIMITED

Sapphire Vehicle Services is searching for talented people to join our HGV Technician Apprenticeship Scheme to be developed into tomorrow’s best Heavy Vehicle Repair Technicians. After successfully completing the apprenticeship course, you will be a fully qualifies HGV technician.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.81 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm including ½ hour unpaid lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Technicians will be trained in all aspects of heavy vehicle repair and will include diagnostics using OEM equipment for Mercedes, Scania, DAF & IVECO.

Our HGV Technicians service and maintain all aspects of our modern and varied fleet of heavy goods vehicles, trailers and tail lifts.

Our fully equipped and IRTEC accredited Workshops all have the ability to complete:

  • Roller brake tests
  • Tacho calibrations
  • Air conditioning service / repairs
  • Windscreen repair
  • Tail lift statutory inspections and weight tests
  • And much more...

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

  • To gain a level 3 qualification and become a fully qualified HGV technician
  • To gain skills on site and in college to further their development
  • 2-week block release at the Stephenson's Campus

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To complete apprenticeship, gain a level 3 qualification as a HGV technician. With the possibility of career progression to a full-time position with the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

The successful candidate will attend block release at SMB Group, Stephenson College campus, in Coalville. During this time, you will be required to stay away from home in host/hotel accommodation. All travel and food costs will be covered.

About the employer

Sapphire Vehicles Services Limited is a commercial vehicle fleet management company with a service provision packaged to offer a clearly defined portfolio of support services to both new and existing companies.




Sapphire Vehicle Services (VMU)

Sainsburys Distribution Centre

Fleming Road, Waltham Point


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Training provider



Apprenticeship Department


Apprenticeship standard

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician

Level 3 (A level)

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