Walsall College are recruiting for Allports Group who have a fantastic opportunity to join their skilled team as a heavy vehicle Technician. You will develop the skills to construct or modify apparatus and instruments from verbal instructions and drawings, learn how to maintain workshop equipment and understand the importance of health and safety.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 08:30 to 17:00 Half hour unpaid lunch break. Total hours per week: 40 hours a week.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jul 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

A heavy vehicle service technician will inspect, maintain, and repair large vehicles weighing 3.5 tonnes and over.

The heavy vehicle technicians jobs fall into three main categories:

  • Servicing - carrying out checks
  • Maintenance - replacing/repairing engine parts
  • Diagnostics - using the latest diagnostic equipment

As an apprentice, you will observe, learn and gain an understanding of a wide range of engineering skills and processes while under the instruction of skilled technical staff.

You will be able to:

  • Demonstrate these skills and processes as the training period progresses by working independently or with a team
  • Learn and understand the importance of health and safety within the workplace
  • Learn the fundamental technologies - Heavy Vehicle chassis design, engine, fuels, transmissions, hydraulic and air braking, etc.
  • Develop the skills to construct or modify apparatus and instruments from verbal instructions and drawings
  • Learn how to maintain workshop equipment and to keep it in good repair

The training you will be getting

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will achieve a Level 3 HGV Technician Standard, plus any relevant maths and English functional skills (if needed). Throughout your time as an apprentice, you will be supported by Allports Group and Walsall College. You will be assigned a training coordinator.

Training requirements will be discussed at the point of employment to suit both your own and business needs. Most training and studying will be site-based and you will attend one training day per week at Walsall College. You should be comfortable with planning your workload as you progress through the apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

For the right applicant there will be full-time employment at the end of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

This position is due to start in July.

About the employer

Established in 1959 Allports Group has a tradition of serving commercial vehicle operators throughout the United Kingdom with products and services, delivering both financial and operational benefits. For over 60 years Allports Group has developed successful operations in key business areas, including Authorised Distributors for Renault Trucks, Isuzu Trucks, Allports Rental and Contract Hire specialists, Bodywork Repair and Paint Centre, and Deker Trailers, a business dedicated and specialised in multi-deck trailers. Based at our award-winning 10-acre Truck and Trailer Centre at Fradley Park in Lichfield, Allports continue to invest in people, facilities and resources designed to meet the exacting needs of modern truck and trailer operators. Through our dedicated business areas the Allports Group offer a complete package when it comes to trucks and trailers! With dedicated centres of operation we aim to provide the best integrated solution for your business




Fradley Park Lichfield


WS13 8NG

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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


Cally Sutherland

01922 688508

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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