Apprentice HGV Technician - Rochester R.SWAIN & SONS LIMITED

The Swain group is one of the UKs most prominent logistics service providers, offering a 36 month programme for the right candidate to become a fully qualified HGV technician, inspecting and repairing a range of heavy vehicles. Offering exceptional career growth after the apprenticeship is successfully completed.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00 to £23,795.20

    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

    8:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday with a 1 hour Lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    22 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • We are looking to recruit an Apprentice HGV Vehicle Technician to assist Workshop Technicians in checking, maintaining and servicing heavy goods vehicles and trailers
  • Initially you will carry out basic duties such as replacing light bulbs, identifying simple faults, general repairs and maintenance
  • As your experience and knowledge grows, you will assist with a wide range of vehicle and trailer repairs including fault diagnosis, repairs, servicing and general maintenance
  • All our vehicles are maintained at our on-site Workshops with only MOT testing carried out externally, so the duties are varied
  • This practical on the job apprenticeship is supplemented by your studies at Stephenson’s college

If you have an interest in fixing, repairing and problem solving and don’t mind getting your hands dirty and want to be a qualified Heavy Goods Vehicle Technician, then this could be the ideal apprenticeship for you. 

The training you will be getting

Block release at Stephenson College will include:

  • Delivery of HGV Maintenance Technician Level 3 - Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills Maths and English (if applicable)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On completion of the Apprenticeship we are confident we will be able to offer a permanent role as a Workshop Technician
  • There will then be the opportunity to obtain a Class 1 (Cat E+E) heavy goods vehicle licence

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Genuine interest in HGV


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

Things to consider

Apprentices will be required to attend SMB Group – Stephenson Campus in Coalville on a block release basis. All accommodation and travel to and from college will be provided by the employer. More information on our block release delivery will be explained throughout the recruitment process.

About the employer

The Swain group is one of the UKs most prominent logistics service providers with unique specialisms across a variety of sectors, operating a range of vehicles and equipment including curtain sided and flat trailers. Our vehicles and trailers are maintained using our own on site vehicle workshops. Valuing our people, we offer a friendly working environment, focusing on developing skills and experience. Highly compliant FORS Gold Accredited Haulier.




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Medway Freight Centre Strood



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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



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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