Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Simpson Commercial Services Ltd

This apprenticeship is the level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician standard programme with Simpson Commercial Services in Wolverhampton WV10. As an apprentice, you will learn how to maintain and repair large vehicles to the manufacturers and DSVA standards.

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Closing date: 15 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay will be reviewed very regularly as you progress throughout the qualification.

    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

    Shifts that cover opening/working hours of Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm, Friday 8am-4pm 30 minute unpaid lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

We are looking for enthusiastic, driven, motivated individuals with a “can do” attitude and a strong desire to succeed. Your commitment is essential as this is not a short-term Programme, it is a long-term career, and therefore you must have an interest in the automotive industry.

Simpson Commercial Services are recruiting now for a summer start. Don't delay, apply today!

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 a Technician apprentice, you will receive training to the manufacturer and DVSAs standard

What you’ll be learning.

  • A Heavy Vehicle Service Technician will inspect, maintain, and repair large vehicles weighing 3.5 tonnes and over such as HGV's and buses.
  • Servicing – carrying out inspections
  • Maintenance – general and preventative maintenance
  • Repairing – repairing/replacing parts
  • Diagnostics – diagnosing faults in the onboard systems

Training delivery.

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.

What are the benefits?

  • Full-time employment from day one
  • Competitive salary as you progress
  • Holiday Pay
  • Internationally recognised accreditation

The training you will be getting

You will work towards Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Level 3 at Walsall College's Green lane campus, Long Acre St, Walsall WS2 8HX 

If you do not currently hold GCSE grades 4/C or above you will also work towards the relevant functional skills level.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There will be a permanent position availible for the right candidate upon completion of training. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


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

Things to consider

Physical fitness is important within this setting where heavy lifting and outdoor work regularly occurs.

About the employer

MECHANICAL SERVICING FOR COMMERCIAL VEHICLES A full vehicle service will include a thorough inspection of your commercial vehicle’s engine and other components including any replacement parts such as spark plugs if applicable. We can also carry out any mechanical repairs or servicing at the road side, at your premises or using our collect and deliver service across the West Midlands.


Simpson Commercial Services Ltd





WV10 7DF

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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

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