Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship CUSTOM HAULAGE LTD

The successful candidate will be working in a busy workshop alongside an experienced mechanic. You will be trained to repair and service heavy and commercial vehicles. You will work towards a level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician apprenticeship standard.

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Closing date: 06 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training as part of their apprenticeship (one day per week). From April 2024 the apprentice minimum hourly rate will be £6.40 for under 19 years old or over 19 years old and in their first year.

    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

    Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:00, with a half an hour lunch and one day release day at college 09:00 - 16:00.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Working alongside an experienced mechanic repairing heavy vehicles
  • General repairs
  • Servicing
  • Brakes
  • Suspension
  • Checking electrical faults

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician apprenticeship standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths (if required)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Day release training will take place at the GTA training centre in Armthorpe

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible progression to higher responsibilities & full-time employment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness, Eager to Learn, Reliable, Punctual, Hardworking, Safety Conscious


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 5 and above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 5 and above) Desired

Things to consider

A driving licence would be an advantage but is not essential. All applicants should consider the location of the job and look into whether it is within suitable travelling distance to them. Please be aware that the day release training day for this course will take place at our Doncaster Centre in Armthorpe.

About the employer

Custom Haulage are one of the UK’s most competitive general haulage companies due to their large nationwide customer base and vast network of contacts. This enables them to pick up return loads anywhere throughout the UK. They are proud of their strong background in general haulage and abnormal load movements using specialist trailers. Custom Haulage are closely situated to the major motorway networks ensuring on time deliveries every time.







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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


Neil Corfield


01302 832831

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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