Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (35984)



Closes in 24 days (Friday 16 August)

Posted on 3 July 2024


Fairport Containers Ltd based in Adlington near Chorley have a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated person to join their company. Working in their Fairport Garages workshop on their extensive fleet of vehicles.

Annual wage
£13,312 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 – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 26 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

Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards an Advanced Level Apprenticeship gaining a Level 3 heavy vehicle service and maintenance qualification.

Functional skills if required.

Where you’ll work






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.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade A*-C/9-4)
    • Maths (grade A*-C/9-4)

    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
    • Garage experience
    • Able to follow instructions
    • Enthusiastic
    • Proactive
    • Dynamic

    Other requirements

    A full driving licence would be an advantage but is not essential

    About this company

    Fairport Containers was formed in 1993 and is celebrating its 25th year in business during 2018. The company was part of the Fairport Engineering Group which was formed in 1982 by the founder, John Porter, who headed up a management team and bought a part of the Leonard Fairclough Group. Fairport Containers Ltd is a family run business, established in Chorley in June 1993. With over 25 years of experience and as the first company to offer waste container refurbishment it is well placed at the forefront of today’s industry. Since its inception, Fairport Containers has been responsible for many innovative “industry firsts” including: 1st waste container refurbishment company in the industry 1st to operate an in-house transport fleet 1st to install truck mounted fork-lifts on all flatbed trailers to load / unload without depot assistance 1st to operate hook-lift vehicles to be able to load and unload Roll on Roll off containers without depot assistance 1st to install a fully recoverable shot-blast unit 1st to invest in a second and third refurbishment facility 1st to gain triple ISO certifications - ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 1st to introduce mobile solutions with inflatable workshops in order to complete maintenance work onsite 1st to take a forklift truck to its customer’s sites enabling the moving of containers to be maintained and refurbished, without the assistance of the customer.

    After this apprenticeship

    Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

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    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262479.

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    Closes in 24 days (Friday 16 August)

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