Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Technician DENNIS EAGLE LIMITED

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 as you will be working to bring them back to their formal glory! If you are keen to join the industry and develop your skills apply today!

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Closing date: 19 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £14,165.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 08:00 - 16:30

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    20 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000249570

  • 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:

  • Servicing vehicles – carrying out checks and general maintenance according to the manufacturers’ guidelines.
  • Repairing and replacing faulty parts and components.
  • Maintaining repair and service records

The training you will be getting

S&B Automotive Academy is a specialist apprenticeship training provider located in Bedminster, Bristol. The apprenticeship training is delivered via weekly block releases at S&B throughout a year, learning will also take place in the workplace and a S&B Development Coach and Workplace Mentor are allocated to support and monitor your progress to help you reach your goals and manage your workload. Your employer will pay you when you are attending weekly training blocks at S&B.

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 & 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.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Initiative

Qualifications

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

Dennis Eagle, part of the Terberg Environmental Group, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of refuse collection vehicles, with an established reputation for supplying quality products that meet the highest expectations in terms of performance, cost and delivery. Committed to the continued development of innovative solutions for the waste and recycling market, the company provides complete vehicle solutions, producing refuse collection bodies, chassis and bin lifts. Its comprehensive product portfolio offers a configuration to suit every application, and this is backed-up by unrivalled customer service provided by the largest aftersales and support structure in the industry. Today, Dennis Eagle manufactures over 1,000 units per year for UK local authorities and private sector contractors. In addition, it has a continually expanding customer base overseas, including in continental Europe, Scandinavia, Australia and the U.S.A. The company has consistently led the low entry chassis market, and its Elite 6 cab has been proven to offer an unparalleled standard of direct driver visibility and cyclist safety. As a result of the company’s expertise in developing large trucks with high visibility cabs for use in urban environments, it was approached by TfL to take part in the Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) initiative. This has led to the development of an Urban Safety Vehicle range, which currently includes skip-loader, tipper and tipper grab variants, with plans to introduce a number of other body options moving forward.

Employer

DENNIS EAGLE LIMITED

Address

Unit M

Gildersome Spur

Gildersome

LS27 7JZ

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Training

Training provider

S & B AUTOMOTIVE ACADEMY LIMITED

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

Contact

Luke Morrison

lmorrison@sandbaa.com

07719 545586

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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