Renault Heavy Vehicle Technician Apprentice

SPARKS COMMERCIAL SERVICES LTD

Penzance Drive, SN5 7JF

Closes in 8 days (Friday 2 August)

Posted on 13 February 2024


Summary

At Sparks we pride ourselves on producing world class vehicles with excellent performance and impeccable reliability. We train our staff to the same high standards via our Technician Apprentice Programme – considered to be the best in the industry.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician (level 3)
Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 19 August

Duration

2 Years 8 Months

Positions available

1

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

Training is delivered in the workplace and on block release to Remit’s Automotive Academy in Derby. There are a total of 18 x 1 week blocks over the 32 month programme. The costs of hotel accommodation, food and travel are met by the employer and there will be no cost to you.

You will also receive 1-2-1 support from your Development Coach to help you achieve:

• IMI Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Level 3

• Functional Skills Level 2 in English & Maths (if required)

Where you’ll work

Iceland Distribution Centre

Penzance Drive

SN5 7JF

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

REMIT GROUP LIMITED

Your training course

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Carry out the basic tasks with tools and equipment common to all procedures involving basic mechanical and electrical procedures related to HV
  • The ability to keep updated with emerging new technologies within the HV industry.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and efficient workshop and adhere to the company and legislative processes.
  • Access specific and related HV technical information appropriately.
  • The ability to service, inspect and maintain HVs and trailers to meet company, Driver and vehicle standards agency (DVSA) and manufacturers’ standards.
  • Use a range of diagnostic and electrical measuring equipment to identify faults and underlying causes on HV’s.
  • Successfully inspect and prepare vehicles and trailers to meet DVSA standards prescribed in the tester’s manual.
  • Carry out final quality checks before handover to the customer without supervision.
  • Apply advanced diagnostic principles and logical/problem solving techniques and regimes.
  • Maintain records to company and operators’ licence obligations and regulation.
  • To be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written mediums both internally and with customers on a range of topics that will support, HV inspection and diagnosing techniques.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Maths (grade 4/C)
    • English (grade 4/C)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Enthusiasm to learn
    • Mechanically minded

    Other requirements

    During the second year of the apprenticeship, the wage will increase to the national minimum wage for your age group. Closing Dates: Please submit your application along with your CV as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

    About this company

    Sparks Commercials began 30 years ago and remains a family run business with a dedicated team at the heart. The team started with Michael and Julie Spark and has since grown into a successful business of 100 employees with an unwavering commitment to provide excellent customer service. Sparks work with their customers to deliver transport solutions that suits everyone. Everything from finding the right truck or van to creating the right aftersales maintenance package to keep their customers on the road.

    After this apprenticeship

    Progression to a higher qualification and possible full-time employment.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    REMIT GROUP LIMITED

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000230704.

    Apply now

    Closes in 8 days (Friday 2 August)

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