Heavy Vehicle Maintenance Technician Apprentice W. H. MALCOLM LIMITED

To provide general maintenance and repair service to a fleet of HGV trucks. You will be required to carry out servicing to VOSA standards and regulations and carry out 6 weekly inspection of vehicles to include braking systems, suspension systems, electrical and engine maintenance.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Under 18 at National Minimum Wage for Apprenticeships Over 18s: First 9 hours per day at £5.30 per hour. O/t 1 at £7.50 per hour. O/t 2 at £10.00 per hour. O/t 3 at £8.50 per hour. Nightshift payment is at £6.21 per all hours.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm Saturday 7.00am - 12.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful applicant will become familiar with:

  • MOT inspection
  • The fundamentals of HGV technologies e.g. HGV chassis design, engine, fuels, transmissions, electrical (12/24v), air-conditioning, hydraulic and air braking, air suspension systems etc.
  • The types and associated characteristics of HGV and their configurations and applications
  • Diagnosing principles and logical problem-solving techniques related to HGV tanker, design legislation & operation
  • Sufficient H&S knowledge and environmental awareness to carry out the work safely
  • Operators “O” Licence requirements relating to HGV
  • How to service, inspect and maintain vehicles and trailers to the expected standards and the importance of safety inspection and maintenance schedules to meet Operator’s (O) licence and legal obligations
  • Record keeping, job card/work recording

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

Qualification - Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Level 3 standard.

College attendance one day per week.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Relevant training and experience within the trade. Potential full-time position for the right applicant.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

Nightshift working may be required

About the employer

Originating as a family-owned business in the 1920’s, The Malcolm Group has become one of the leading providers of Logistics, Construction and Maintenance services in the UK.




Gatenby Lane


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Training provider



Paul Clark


Apprenticeship standard

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician

Level 3 (A level)

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