Apprentice LGV Mechanic South Derbyshire District Council

To undertake the necessary training and achieve the required qualifications to be able to maintain, service, inspect and repair vehicles, plant, machinery and ancillary equipment which forms the councils fleet, including inspections to DVSA standards; and the inspection and testing of Private Hire Vehicles/Taxis.

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Closing date: 30 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Career graded from scales 2 to 5 - £20,812 - £26,845.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 4.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Ensure adherance to mandatory college attendance and completion of college syllabus
  • To plan and organise jobs effectively
  • To follow work instructions from the Senior Mechanic and as directed carry out repairs and maintenance on a wide range of vehicles and associated plant and equiptment
  • To maintain and complete daily documents, job tickets, inspection sheets, test reports and daily time sheets
  • Operate all existing and future associated garage equiptment including but not limited to brake testers, exhaust gas analysis, diesel smoke testing, headlight alignment and vehicle lifts

The training you will be getting

  • Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician - Light Vehicle Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Block release to SMB Group - Brooksby Campus 
  • On the job training 
  • Off the job training 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • To attain a Driving Licence with Categories, B , C over the period of the apprenticeship, as well as a towing licence
  • This could lead to full time employment at the end of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Professional approach, Time management skills, Build working relationships


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

About the employer

South Derbyshire Wast and Transport team are looking to appoint a full time motivated vehicle mechanic apprentice to join our small team maintaining and repairing the Councils fleet of vehicles.


South Derbyshire District Council


SDDC Fleet Depot

58 Boardman Road


DE11 9DL

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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

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician - light vehicle

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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