Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Golden Boy Coaches

Apprentice to be trained in all aspects of heavy vehicle maintenance in purpose built fully equipped modern commercial vehicle workshops. Work alongside fully qualified experienced technicians with full “hands on” training. Be part of a team with opportunities available to gain professional qualifications.

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Closing date: 12 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Initially the minimum wage will be paid with reviews every three months with potential to increase, subject to the apprentices performance.

    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 - 08:00 - 16:30

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The engineering team are a vital part of the organisation to ensure vehicles are maintained to the highest levels.  This involves;

  • Routine maintenance,
  • Roadside assistance, 
  • Component upgrades,
  • MOT preparation and testing etc. 

Communicating with the Operations Team to ensure vehicles are prepared and ready for service as required, including use of diagnostic equipment.

Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to;

  • Assisting fleet vehicle checks,
  • Dealing with defect reports,
  • Rectifying faults,
  • Accepting deliveries, recording and storing stock, 
  • Cleaning of workshops and environs.

Key responsibilities will be agreed with the Director of Engineering who will mentor the apprentice.

The training you will be getting

The apprenticeship programme usually consists of the following elements:

Knowledge element
This is the technical certificate and covers the theory side of your work which is delivered when you attend College, so that you can put these newly acquired skills into practice at work.

Competence element
This is the practical side of the programme and is assessed directly within the workplace by a Harlow College Assessor to ensure that you are developing your skills within the workplace and putting all that you learn at College into practice
Functional skills: This area covers English, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) if not already at Grad 4 GCSE standard.

Transferable skills
These are the skills that help you develop your Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) and your rights as an employee within the workplace (ERR).

The duration of the course is 36 months. You will attend College for 1 day a week and you be in the workplace for the remaining 4 days.

How and when will I study?
IMI NVQ Level 3 in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
Level 2 Functional Skills – English, if required,
Level 2 IT, if required
ERR (Employment Rights & Responsibilities)
PLTS (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills)


What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Further training is available to all staff, apprentices & fully qualified to ensure the company is operating at the highest levels.  A permanent position is the ultimate goal of the company as part of the future planning and progression.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Enthusiasm/Motivation, Reliable, High standards, Good time management, Ambitious


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

Things to consider

Good local public transport. Parking available on site. Overtime likely to be available on weekdays and Saturdays. Some outdoor working possible for roadside assistance.

About the employer

Based on the Hertfordshire & Essex borders we are ideally situated to provide luxury coach hire and minibus hire to London, Hertfordshire, Essex, Stansted Airport, Luton Airport and Heathrow Airport. With over fifty years experience, you can be sure that Golden Boy Coaches will meet with all your coach hire London expectations. Suppliers of luxury coach and minibus transport operating nationally and internationally. All vehicle maintenance is carried out in house.


Golden Boy Coaches





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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


Kellie Tighe



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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