Apprentice Technician (Heavy vehicle)

Daimler Buses UK Ltd

West Midlands, CV2 2TU

Closes in 8 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 13 June 2024


Join our busy workshop team and study towards a level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance qualification. Duties will include assisting with repairing and maintaining all buses and coaches in line with contract, warranty and DVSA requirements to ensure roadworthiness of all vehicles.

Annual wage
£17,440.80 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician (level 3)
Monday -Thursday, 8.30am - 5.00pm and Friday, 8.30am - 4.00pm

39 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 1 August


3 Years

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • You will study towards a level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician qualification
  • The training will be carried out on block release during the apprenticeship

Where you’ll work

Ashcroft Way

Cross Point Business Park


West Midlands



An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Carry out the basic tasks with tools and equipment common to all procedures involving basic mechanical and electrical procedures related to HV
  • The ability to keep updated with emerging new technologies within the HV industry.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and efficient workshop and adhere to the company and legislative processes.
  • Access specific and related HV technical information appropriately.
  • The ability to service, inspect and maintain HVs and trailers to meet company, Driver and vehicle standards agency (DVSA) and manufacturers’ standards.
  • Use a range of diagnostic and electrical measuring equipment to identify faults and underlying causes on HV’s.
  • Successfully inspect and prepare vehicles and trailers to meet DVSA standards prescribed in the tester’s manual.
  • Carry out final quality checks before handover to the customer without supervision.
  • Apply advanced diagnostic principles and logical/problem solving techniques and regimes.
  • Maintain records to company and operators’ licence obligations and regulation.
  • To be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written mediums both internally and with customers on a range of topics that will support, HV inspection and diagnosing techniques.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4/C)
    • Maths (grade 4/C)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Team working

    About this company

    Daimler Buses UK LTD is part of Daimler Truck. We are one of the world's largest commercial vehicle manufacturers, with over 40 production sites around the globe and more than 100,000 employees. Home to four bus and coach brands, Daimler Buses UK LTD is responsible for the sale of Mercedes-Benz and Setra vehicles backed by our service brand, OMNIplus and our used vehicle sales brand known as BusStore. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Following the completion of your qualification you will have the opportunity to enter into an improver year, during which you will increase your skill set and experience
    • You will work towards being a fully skilled vehicle technician

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    Daimler Buses UK Ltd

    Claire Price

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000257705.

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    Closes in 8 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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