Heavy Vehicle Apprentice Technician SPARSHATT TRUCK & VAN LIMITED

Do you have a passion for vehicle engineering? Are you looking to earn and learn? Kick-start your career in the commercial vehicle industry; earn while gaining a meaningful qualification with an awarding-winning Mercedes-Benz dealership. This apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to become a qualified Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) technician.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    As part of our programme, we will be doing regular pay reviews and upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, your basic salary will be £27,144 per annum.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - working 8am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice, you will work on a range of Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles alongside our dedicated and highly qualified Mercedes-Benz technicians. Throughout your apprenticeship, you will learn how to work safely within a heavy vehicle workshop, which will mean that you will:

  • Learn how to service, maintain and repair HGVs correctly.
  • Learn what specialist tools and equipment should be used.
  • Learn how to prepare and pass HGVs for MOT.
  • Inspect commercial vehicles to ensure they remain safe on our roads.

Our apprenticeship means you can become a technician, qualified to work on some of the most recognised and technologically advanced trucks on the road. 

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

You will be working towards a Level 3 in Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance. To help you succeed, you will receive on-the-job training while at our Tonbridge workshop and will attend the Sparshatt Training Academy one day a week located at our Dartford Depot. As our own training provider, we can make sure your workshop mentors are kept up-to-date with your progress. We offer support throughout to ensure you receive the best all-around learning experience, always striving to meet your needs.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Following completion of your apprenticeship, you will become a fully qualified heavy vehicle technician with a vast set of skills that will enable you to have a career within the automotive industry. In addition, we hope there will be opportunities to stay with Sparshatt Truck & Van as Commercial Vehicle Technician and continue your learning as you progress through the Mercedes Benz technician pathway from maintenance through to diagnostic level.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Physical fitness, A willingness to learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A* – C (9 – 4)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A* – C (9 – 4)) Essential

Things to consider

We have a total of six apprenticeships available across our four sites. This is for our Tonbridge depot. Please visit our website for more details. As part of our recruitment process, we will be holding a selection day for all shortlisted candidates. These will take place on the 18th and 25th of October (you will only need to attend one date).

About the employer

Sparshatt Truck & Van Ltd has been synonymous with Mercedes-Benz in Kent for 40 years. Today the group operates four well-established sales and service sites across the county, employing over 200 people. We value all those who work with us and continue to ensure we train and retain talented people, without whom, we simply would not be the success we are today.




Cannon bridge Industrial Estate




Daniel Lopez



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician

Level 3 (A level)

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