Transport Compliance Apprentice HASTINGS FREIGHT LTD

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful family owned business based in Barlborough as their new transport compliance apprentice. You will be working within the transport team providing administration support with the fleet maintenance, compliance requirements and documentation reports.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 7.00am to 4.00pm or 8.00am to 5.00pm or 9.00am to 6.00pm. This is depending on the mentors hours each week.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Work with the TCM to organise and co-ordinate planned maintenance, breakdowns & compliance requirements of all company fleet to ensure all assets are maintained in line with DVSA requirements.  You will be required to book services and maintain transport systems with uploading documents and recording actions with the guidance of the TCM.
  • Work with the SRM to plan and organise the efficient repair and maintenance of company MHE fleet, including LOLER inspections.
  • Maintain reporting records on a daily basis for review by the TCM & SRM.
  • Collate ‘Reported Only’ PMI repairs each month for the TCM to act upon.
  • Create monthly infringement reports for review by the TCM and issue by the SRM. Scan and file completed infringements.  You will be required to monitor the progress of these reports and chase up non-completed infringements until they are complete.
  • Monitor and record all daily defect checks completed by drivers.  Chase drivers who have not completed a defect check that day.  Report missing checks to the TCM daily.
  • Monitor tacho download compliance and report in good-time any potential out of compliance issues to the TCM.

The training you will be getting

  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence.
  • You will be expected to work towards the Business Administrator Level 3 qualification, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group.
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full time position with the company. Further development opportunities within the role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

Before looking forward it's always important to know where you've come from, and our business is no exception. Hastings Freight was established in 1983 by Alan Hastings, operating with a small team as a general haulier. In 1994 we joined the newly formed Palletways network, providing a cost-effective solution to transport for companies and individuals based within South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, specialising in palletised distribution. Rapidly expanding over the past 20 years, we moved to our new site situated off junction 30 on the M1, joining our second network UPN in 2021, where we've gone from strength to strength. After working with the team for over 16 years, the company was bought by husband and wife team George and Claire Hewitt.







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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


Hannah Donald


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

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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