Apprentice Vehicle Technician (Level 3) SEVERN TRENT PLC

Apprenticeships are a great way to earn and learn! This apprenticeship will teach you how to carry out the basic tasks with tools and equipment common to all procedures involving basic mechanical & electrical procedures related to HV. You'll work towards the role of a fully-fledged professional whilst maintaining a sense of academic achievement.

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

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Closing date: 29 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    *25 days holiday + bank holidays (ability to buy/sell) *Annual bonus up to £1,500 (subject to eligibility) *Leading pension scheme *Annual salary increase whilst on programme *Salary increase when you move into your first job & more!

  • Working week

    A typical working week is usually Monday - Friday, 7.00am - 3.00pm. You will also have periods of time block training, how often this is will depend on the training provider.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day


Apprenticeship Programmes are a great way to earn and learn! Our Apprentice Vehicle Technician Programme offers the perfect blend of personal and professional development, exposing you to the core of our business. Entering an apprenticeship scheme with us involves working towards the role of a fully-fledged professional, earning a salary, whilst also being able to maintain a sense of academic achievement. At Severn Trent we provide the perfect mix between hands-on experience and a formal qualification, enabling our apprentices to make a real lasting difference to our customers and communities, not just for now, but far into the future.

You’ll be supported every step of the way, by your line manager and mentor. Working alongside our vehicle technician teams, you will learn how to work with all systems found in vehicles, ranging from repairing challenging, complex technologies to simpler machinery. As a technician you will work on all the systems found within the vehicle. The day-to-day work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. The tasks faced are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of ever more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques.


  • How to carry out the basic tasks with tools and equipment common to all procedures involving basic mechanical and electrical procedures related to HV
  • How to contribute to the maintenance of a safe and efficient workshop and adhere to the company and legislative processes
  • Use a range of diagnostic and electrical measuring equipment to identify faults and underlying causes on HV’s.
  • How to follow recognised diagnostic procedures, logical diagnostic sequence and apply advanced diagnostic principles and problem-solving techniques to establish faults

The training you will be getting

Within our vehicle technician teams you will complete the Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship standard, allowing you to develop the skills & experience required to become an expert. You’ll combine on-the-job learning with formal, nationally recognised development training. A Personal Development Plan will help drive your career progression, set, agreed & regularly reviewed with your line manager.

You will need to have a full UK Driving licence & access to your own vehicle upon beginning your apprenticeship due to moving vehicles around.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will take up a vehicle technician role, where you will be able to put your skills to action. You’ll be part of a standby rota.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade Grade 4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

* Please note start date of Mon 2nd Sep is approximate and subject to change dependant on role * Completed applications must be submitted by 29th March 2024 * Face to face assessments will run from 7th May – 27th June * You will need to have a full UK Driving licence & access to your own vehicle upon beginning your apprenticeship

About the employer

Join our family, we know you'll love it We’re a growing team of over 8,500 people - with a purpose to deliver one of life’s essentials and whilst doing so thriving in our unique culture and making a lasting difference to our planet, society, and careers. If you do more because you care, we’d love to talk to you. There really is something for everyone here. We want to tap into different perspectives and fresh approaches. Finding diverse talent can bring new ways of thinking to the business. At Severn Trent there's a wonderful world full of opportunities. From operational to technology, finance to project management. No matter what your path so far, there's something for everyone.




Staverton Depot

Cheltenham Road East



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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

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

Please click on the link within this advert to apply! This will bring you to the role on our website, where you can then click 'Apply Now' and start your Application. This includes an application form and online assessments. If you pass the required online assessments, you'll find out after applications close if we're able to invite you to an online assessment centre which will be face to face over 7th May to 27th June

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Mar 2024