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.
Closing date: 15 Jul 2024
Total hours per week: 40.0
Possible start date
30 Jul 2024
02 Feb 2024
Level 3 (A level)
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
Things to consider
About the employer
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:
- qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
- industry or sector experience
Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician
Level 3 (A level)
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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