Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Technician (HGV)


Hertfordshire, SG1 2BB

Closes tomorrow (Thursday 25 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 27 June 2024


We currently run light to heavy vehicle workshops at various locations throughout the UK, and we are looking for apprentices to help our qualified technicians in all aspects of maintenance and repair. We have a variety of light to heavy vehicles which also includes electrically powered vehicles EVs. This is a good prospect to learn and help.

Annual wage
£15,392 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 to Friday, 8.00am - 4.30pm, including a half an hour unpaid lunch break.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


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

  • Block release to Stephenson College, Coalville
  • On-the-job training
  • Off-the-job training
  • Working towards a level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician qualification

Where you’ll work

4-8 Norton Road





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)
    • Maths (grade 4)

    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
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Team working

    Other requirements

    The successful candidate will attend block release training at Stephenson College, SMB Group in Coalville. During this time you will be required to stay away from home in host/hotel accommodation. All travel, food and accommodation costs will be covered.

    About this company

    With our industry leading 24/7 accident management and breakdown services and our modern and well-maintained fleet of vehicles, we pride ourselves in running one of the best hire fleets and support services in the area.

    After this apprenticeship

    • Possibility of career progression and permanent position within the company

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Apprenticeship Department


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260940.

    Apply now

    Closes tomorrow (Thursday 25 July at 11:59pm)

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