Heavy Vehicle Technician Apprentice

North Kesteven District Council

Lincoln, LN4 3BS

Closes in 16 days (Sunday 4 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 5 July 2024


North Kesteven District Council seeks a motivated individual to join the Waste and Street Scene Metheringham Depot as a Heavy Vehicle Technician Apprentice starting September 2024. Work with a fleet of refuse collection vehicles and caged tippers. Learn from a skilled team and gain a nationally recognised qualification through the Grimsby Institute

Annual wage
£14,557 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. The Depot operates a 7.30am start from October to April and a 6.30am start from May to September

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 9 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

· Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Standard

· A bespoke programme of technical and vocational training

· Functional skills in Maths and English *if applicable

The successful candidate will be assigned a dedicated work based trainer who will provide support and guidance throughout the course. This Apprenticeship requires attendance for classroom based sessions once per week at the Grimsby Institute Campus, Nuns Corner, Grimsby, DN345AB.

Where you’ll work

Waste & Street Scene Depot

Scoley Court, Moorlands Trading Estate, Metheringham




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:

    • Maths and English (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
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Honest
    • High Performing
    • Professionalism

    Other requirements

    Prior to applying please ensure you are able to get to and from this workplace within the operating hours. Please be aware as the first part of the process you will be asked to complete a Learner Form and online assessments in English and Maths. You will receive one to one Information, Advice and Guidance with one of the Learner Engagement Team.

    About this company

    NKDC is a people-focussed, honest and high performing organisation, which utilises teamwork to deliver a professional service to our customers and partners and to support all members of our communities to make a positive contribution. All our colleagues are supported to manage their workload, take responsibility, be proactive about their own development, to work effectively with others, and to meet our customer’s needs.

    https://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    Disability Confident

    Disability Confident

    A fair proportion of interviews for this apprenticeship will be offered to applicants with a disability or long-term health condition. This includes non-visible disabilities and conditions.

    You can choose to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident scheme. You’ll need to meet the essential requirements to be considered for an interview.

    After this apprenticeship

    · Possible permanent contract upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship and further enhanced industry based training.

    · An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence.

    · Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    North Kesteven District Council

    Nina Camm


    01529 308380

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262612.

    Apply now

    Closes in 16 days (Sunday 4 August at 11:59pm)

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