HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) Technician Apprenticeship Babcock International

Want to be part of the crew keeping London safe? Our 3-year HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) Technician Apprenticeship offers you the chance to be at the heart of the action, ensuring the London Fire Brigade’s iconic fire engines are always ready for duty.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 15 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    Fully funded qualification, personal development training and opportunities, a minimum 28 days holiday allowance including bank holidays, competitive pension scheme, employee share scheme, flexible benefits including employee shopping savings portal.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

  • When red lights flash and sirens blaze, London relies on its fire engines being roadworthy. You’ll learn how to be proactive and act safely so these critical vehicles are never out of action
  • You'll be assigned a mentor who will guide you for the first two years of your apprenticeship, teaching you how to service and repair HGV and specialist fire vehicles. Putting theory into practice, you'll work hands-on servicing and fixing issues on the 400+ vehicle London Fire Brigade fleet
  • Based at Ruislip, you'll train alongside experienced technicians servicing a range of equipment from 32m turntable ladders to cutting-edge electric fire engines
  • Using state-of-the-art tools, you'll become a specialist in complex fire engine repairs. It's challenging but hugely rewarding work upholding the readiness of emergency response vehicles across the capital
  • There are also opportunities to get involved in defence equipment maintenance, support our Marine Fireboat team or go out on the road with our mobile repair crews
  • This is a great time to join as we continue the process to modernise the fleet with renewable fuels, decarbonisation initiatives, cross-skilling schemes and more complex repairs. If you love solving technical challenges, you’ll love it here

The training you will be getting

  • As part of your apprenticeship, you will study for an IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) Level 3 qualification through Remit Training Academy

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you will move into a substantive position within the business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Logical


GCSE or equivalent 3 subjects including English, Maths and ICT. (Grade C/4 or D/3) Essential

Things to consider

Many of our early careers roles are subject to Security Clearance and Trade Control restrictions which mean that your place of birth, nationality, citizenship, or residency you hold may impact which roles you are eligible for. You must be able to achieve BPSS (Baseline security) and many of them require you to be eligible for Security Clearance.

About the employer

Babcock is an international defence company operating in our focus countries of the UK, Australasia, Canada, France and South Africa, with exports to additional markets with potential to become focus countries. We meet our customers’ key requirements of affordability, availability, and capability by delivering engineering, support and critical systems to defence and civil markets.


Babcock International


Ruislip, Greater London


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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

Employer's Application Instructions

Once you’ve clicked ‘Apply’, you’ll be taken to our application site. Set up a candidate profile and you can apply for roles at Babcock.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 15 Mar 2024