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. Dealing with air conditioning service/repairs, windscreen repair, plus much more.

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Closing date: 30 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.81 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 08:00 - 16:30 including ½ hour unpaid lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    09 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

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 & 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 & weight tests
  • And much more...

The training you will be getting

  • 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 to expect at the end of your 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.




Argos Distribution Centre

1 Woburn Road

Kempston Hardwick

MK43 9AA

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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 Department


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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