Have you always had a passion for anything automotive? We are offering a fantastic opportunity for someone who has an interest for improving a range of vehicles! You will be working alongside experienced team members to service, inspect and repair vehicles. If you are keen to join the industry and develop your skills apply today!

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm with 30 minutes lunch break (unpaid).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    01 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will have the opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge whilst carrying out maintenance and repairs on heavy vehicles over 3.5 tonnes in your workplace, this will include mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical vehicle systems. 

You will be immersed in the fast paced and thriving world of the automotive industry. The tasks you will face will be ever changing, with new technologies and diagnostic techniques constantly being introduced.

Some of the tasks you will be working on include:

  • Completion of signed service and inspection records
  • Completion of defect reports and associated paperwork to comply with legal requirements
  • Prepare vehicles and trailers for annual MOT testing (to a standard to ensure 1st time pass)
  • Perform ad-hoc vehicle repairs, investigating and rectifying vehicle defects
  • Ensuring the correct and effective safe use of all tools, plant and ancillary equipment
  • Maintaining good housekeeping standards carrying out any other duty deemed reasonable by Management

The training you will be getting

S&B Automotive Academy is a specialist apprenticeship training provider located in Bedminster, Bristol. The apprentice will work in FedEx’s technical workshop to develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours in relation to Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance apprenticeship standard, the apprentice will also be required to commute to S&B’s Academy to attend 7 weekly training blocks a year throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.

The apprentice will be assigned a workplace mentor and a college development coach who will offer support, advice, and guidance by monitoring progress using S&B’s tailored electronic logbook which both employer and the apprentice will have access to.

For National apprentices, S&B’s Academy is located a short walk from Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station and have partnerships with chain hotels to provide accommodation, breakfast, and evening meals for the week that the employer will pay for when you are attending your weekly training blocks.

To be considered for this apprenticeship you must have GCSEs, Functional Skills or Key Skills at grade C/4 or above in English and maths (or equivalent), If your grades are below this, we will discuss your options for taking functional skills in Maths and/or English. As well as this, predicated grades are accepted, and work experience or knowledge is beneficial but not essential.

As a result you will receive the following:

  • Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (if not already exempt)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We are committed to providing you with all the support and training you need to gain your Apprenticeship Qualification and to develop your career further with us. As a company we love to help our employees by encouraging them, this could open up even more career opportunities.

What you’ll get!

  • 22 days holiday a year (+1 day for every full year worked between Jan-Dec, up to 27 days)
  • FedEx Retirement Plan
  • Free Uniform and PPE
  • Free parking
  • Life assurance policy which pays out 4 x salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme Provides you with confidential support, information and advice to help you with your wellbeing
  • Hospital cash plan scheme
  • Tuition assistance for external training
  • Reduced rate shipping for international packages
  • Group scheme savings on many items
  • Great career opportunities

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

Closing, interview and possible start date for this vacancy are subject to change. Interviews could commence at any time. S&B will send all applications to the employer, from this the employer will look at your details and evaluate the current candidates so you will be awaiting a response from either the employer or S&B if the employer would like to discuss further. Should you wish to retract your application at any point, we kindly request that you inform us at your earliest convenience.

About the employer

FedEx was built on a philosophy that puts people first, one we take seriously. We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce in which we provide growth opportunities for all. FedEx Express is one of the world's largest express transportation companies and has consistently been selected as one of the top 10 World’s Most Admired Companies by "Fortune" magazine. Every day FedEx delivers for its customers with transportation and business solutions, serving more than 220 countries and territories around the globe. We can serve this global network due to our outstanding team of FedEx team members, who are tasked with making every FedEx experience outstanding.






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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


Yasmine Thomson

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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