Apprentice HGV Technician NOVA EXPRESS LTD

An exciting opportunity to join the maintenance team for an established transport and logistics company. You'll benefit from the expert knowledge of experienced commercial vehicle technicians. Duties include learning to diagnose, repair and service a range of large commercial vehicles.

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Closing date: 01 Dec 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 - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm. Some extended hours will be required on a sporadic basis.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Shadowing experienced HGV techninicans, you will learn to: 

  • Carry out the basic tasks with tools and equipment common to all procedures involving basic mechanical and electrical procedures related to HV
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and efficient workshop and adhere to the company and legislative processes
  • Use a range of diagnostic and electrical measuring equipment to identify faults and underlying causes on HV’s
  • Carry out final quality checks before handover to the customer without supervision

The training you will be getting

Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance technician Level 3 Standard Apprenticeship.

All duties, training and end point assessment to take place at employer site (Birmingham B6 7EP), with no day release required. 

Tutor intervention every 4 to 6 weeks over the course of the 36 month qualification. 

Functional skills level 2 maths & English, if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A permanent contract and pay rise will be offered to the right candidate upon successful completion of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Physical fitness


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

About the employer

NOVA Express was founded on the 1st April 1985 by Brian Richardson as a motorcycle courier service offering same-day deliveries throughout the UK mainland. The client base grew to include Esso Petroleum and Marley Building Materials to name but a few. In 1998 Brian retired and his son John, who was working for the business, purchased the company. Since then NOVA Express has continued to expand its services portfolio as well as its client base to become a complete logistics solutions provider to both SME’s and Multi-national businesses alike. Our capability to adapt to our clients requirements is what keeps NOVA EXPRESS at the forefront of the haulage industry.







B6 7EP

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Training provider


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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