Apprentice Mechanic - Ringwood SOLENT COMMERCIALS LTD

Solent Commercials Ltd are looking for a new Commercial Vehicle Technician Apprentice. You will be studying toward your Motor Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician (Heavy) – Level 3 apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 18 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (08:00 - 17:00).

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We are seeking a motivated and eager Apprentice Mechanic to join our team specialising in the maintenance and repair of heavy commercial vehicles. This apprenticeship offers a hands-on learning experience with guidance from experienced professionals, providing the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to become a proficient mechanic in the heavy vehicle industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform basic maintenance tasks such as oil changes, tyre rotations, and brake inspections under supervision.
  • Assist in conducting routine checks and servicing of engines, transmissions, and other key vehicle components.
  • Engage in training sessions and workshops to understand the mechanics of heavy commercial vehicles.
  • Study service manuals and mechanical engineering principles related to heavy vehicles.
  • Aid senior mechanics in diagnosing vehicle issues using diagnostic tools and software.
  • Help with the repair and replacement of vehicle parts such as engines, transmissions, and suspension systems.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organisation in the workshop.
  • Manage and organise tools and equipment.
  • Follow safety protocols and ensure a safe working environment.
  • Document all work performed on vehicles in maintenance logs.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate records of parts and materials used.

The training you will be getting

  • Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider, supporting over 4,000 learners and 1,500 organisations. Paragon Skills has some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry.
  • It has an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating and an overall achievement rate of 71.4%, exceeding the national average of 65.6%. Using a blended approach, learners are always at the forefront of our priorities. All learners are assigned a Personal Tutor who will be their main point of contact.
  • This involves regular catch-ups, check-in emails and calls. Your employer will agree to give you 20% of your working hours solely towards your study.
  • This will give you every chance to achieve the highest grade possible! On completion of this 36 month apprenticeship you will have gained; Motor Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician (Heavy) – Level 3 apprenticeship qualification. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possibility of a full time role after the completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills


Other Mechanical (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Working hours Please note that anyone under the age of 18 can only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours should be amended accordingly, to fall in line with the legislation.

About the employer

Commercial vehicle repairers. PMI's as per DVSA, pre-MOT Preparation, Air Conditioning & Servicing




Solent Commercials Ltd


BH24 3EA

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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 18 Jul 2024