Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Apprentice DAVID BRATT & SONS (HAULAGE) LTD

David Bratt & Sons, based in Stockport, specialise in the distribution and delivery of steel, construction materials and control panels. We have an opportunity for a Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Level 3 Standard) which will involve learning the fundamentals of HV technologies.

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Closing date: 22 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday; 7am - 3pm or 2pm - 6pm - alternate weeks. Saturday shift; 7am - 2pm every other week. Breaks TBC

    Total hours per week: 38.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Learning the fundamentals of HV technologies - HV chassis, engine, fuels, transmissions, hydraulic & air braking, electrical systems, and testing
  • Learning how to service, maintain and repair a range of different light and heavy commercial vehicles
  • Ensure all job cards and service sheets are completed in a timely manner
  • Working alongside a qualified Technician/Mentor
  • Liaise with parts dept to identify and order parts
  • To represent David Bratt and Sons in a professional & courteous

The training you will be getting

Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Level 3 Standard)

  • 8 x 1 week Block Release at our Wythenshawe facility - each year. 20% OFF-THE-JOB
  • Technical knowledge and practical skills
  • Reflective practice
  • Learning while shadowing a mentor
  • Practicing skills to enhance knowledge
  • Learning from technical training provided by the employer and sector businesses
  • EPA preparation and development.


Assessments will be in three parts:

  • EPA 1: Multiple Choice Exams
  • EPA 2: Practical task observations
  • EPA 3: Professional discussion

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Permanent job as a Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician, with future opportunities to further develop your skills and knowledge

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Initiative, 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

Shift work 6-2 or 2-10 Monday-Friday and alternate Saturdays 7-2. How do you plan to get to work, to ensure you arrive on time?

About the employer

David Bratt & Sons (Haulage) Ltd., is a reputable haulage company based in Cheadle, Stockport. We specialise in the distribution and delivery of steel, construction materials and control panels. We have an exciting opportunity to join our Transport team at David Bratt & Sons as a Transport Administrator - is this role for you, apply today!




Unit 1A Mackenzie Industrial Estate

Bird Hall Lane


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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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