Volvo Trucks Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship MC TRUCK & BUS LIMITED

This apprenticeship is the level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician standard programme with MC Truck & Bus in Witham, CM8 3DH. As an HGV Technician apprentice, you will learn how to maintain and repair Volvo trucks and buses to the manufacturers and DSVA standard.

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

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary: 1st year apprentice wage is £7.49 per hour (+ additional £1 per hour for shifts) increasing in the second year to the NMW.

  • Working week

    Alternate shifts, Monday - Friday (earlies 6am-2:15pm & lates 2pm-10pm)

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    32 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

MC Truck and Bus Ltd are part of the Volvo dealer network for Volvo trucks. Volvo trucks are world leaders in innovation and technical excellence and are one of the world’s leading truck manufacturers.

MC Truck and Bus are currently recruiting for high quality Apprentices to train as a Volvo Technician through the award-winning Volvo Technician Apprenticeship Programme which is considered one of the best in the industry.

There is a lot involved in keeping HGVs on the road, so you will gain a full understanding of the importance of 6-week checks, Operators (O) licence’s and legal obligations and as an HGV Technician apprentice, you will receive training to the manufacturer and DVSAs standard.

What you’ll be learning.
The role of a HGV Technician is to carry out fault diagnosis, service and repairs to HGV’s and buses. During the course and amongst other duties you will learn how to carry out:
• Servicing – carrying out inspections.
• Maintenance – general and preventative maintenance.
• Repairing – repairing/replacing parts.
• Diagnostics – diagnosing faults in the onboard systems.

What are the benefits?
• Full-time employment from day one.
• Competitive salary as you progress.
• 31 days holiday including bank holidays.
• Auto Enrolment Pension.
• Free Life Assurance.
• Tool Kit Provided.
• Residential training with expert support and guidance.
• Internationally recognised accreditation.
• Fully paid for training course, including all qualification fees and accommodation.

The training you will be getting

In this programme, all aspects of heavy vehicle technology are embedded in this dedicated programme and involves a mix of academic learning and on-the-job training.
• Practical learning in the workplace, shadowing your mentor and carrying out the work while being supervised.
• Online studies, completing workbooks and job cards, attending online sessions and virtual classes with your Development Coach, all done during your working day.
• Attending block release to the Volvo Training Academy in Derby, DE21 7BH every 2 months. All costs of your hotel food and accommodation plus all travel arrangements are covered by MC Truck & Bus.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

MC Truck & Bus provide all their apprentices with the skills needed to become fully qualified and competent individuals with a secure vocation. A Volvo trained apprentice will become a top class asset to their business for years to come. Volvo will do everything they can to help you achieve your goals.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Logical, Team working, Patience, Physical fitness, Mechanically minded, Enthusiasm to learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

Closing Dates: Please submit your application along with your CV as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of applications

About the employer

With roots firmly planted in the commercial vehicles market, MC Truck & Bus have been providing transport solutions for over 30 years. With a demonstrable track record of consistently delivering new and preowned vehicle sales, contract hire, rental, fleet and asset management, maintenance and support services on a national level, MC Truck & Bus are proudly part of the Volvo Trucks dealer network. Founded in 1927, Volvo is one of the world's leading manufacturers of heavy commercial vehicles and diesel engines. Delivering cutting edge innovation and technical excellence while staying true to their core values of Saftey, Quality and Environmental impacts.




Unit 20 Swanvale Estate

Newlands Street

Colchester Road


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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

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

Apply now

Closing date: today