Apprenticeship - Bus and Coach Technician (Mechelec) Fourway Coaches

Are you wanting to start your career in the Automotive Industry? S&B Automotive Academy are recruiting on behalf of The Go-Ahead Group for Bus & Coach Engineering Mechelec Apprentices that will study towards the Electrical/Mechanical specific roles and gain exposure by working alongside a highly skilled workforce that is committed to quality.

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Closing date: 11 Sep 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Tues 05:30 - 14:30 ( lunch 30mins ) Wed - Friday 08:30 - 17:30 ( lunch 30mins )

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    14 Oct 2024

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The successful applicant will support the maintenance and servicing requirements of the East Yorkshire Motor Services Limited fleet of busses while learning and developing their trade to a nationally recognised qualification.

The apprentice will be enrolled onto the Bus & Coach Mechelec Engineering Technician Apprenticeship and will develop an understanding of the core fundamental understanding of mechanical elements to enable an apprentice to inspect and prepare a vehicle to DVSA standards to successfully achieve the requirements of the End Point Assessment.

The successful candidate can expect to carry out the following duties:

Core fundamental duties:

  • Foundation skills / materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices in the bus and coach environment 
  • Engines and servicing 
  • Electrical basic 
  • Transmission systems 
  • Electrical basic 
  • Chassis systems i 
  • Chassis systems ii 
  • Core competencies (inspection & servicing) 
  • Electrical intermediate

Mechelec Specific Duties:

  • Engine design and systems 
  • Electrical intermediate 
  • Transmission systems 
  • Chassis systems 
  • Core competencies mechelec - advanced engines 
  • Core competencies mechelec – hybrid / canbus 
  • Core competencies 
  • Core competencies mechelec – diagnostic methods and faults 
  • Core competencies mechelec – srs systems 
    Core competencies 
  • Phases 1, 2 & 3 recall 
  • Epa preparation 

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and hardworking person to kickstart their career in the Automotive Industry. 

The training you will be getting

  • Training is delivered in the workplace and via eight weekly college training blocks per year at S&B's specialist Automotive Academy in Bristol
  • The apprentice will be assigned a workplace mentor and a college mentor who will offer support, advice, and guidance by monitoring progress via a purposely bespoke and developed electronic logbook that all parties can access any time
  • Apprentices take a Gateway Assessment at the end of every year to progress until the completion of the End Point Assessment
  • The apprentice will be required to travel to S&B's Academy and stay in hotel accommodation. All costs for travel and accommodation including breakfast and a two-course evening meal are met by the employer and there will be no cost to you.

As a result, you will receive the following qualification:

  • Level 3 Bus and Coach Engineering Technician (Mechelec) Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths & English (if required)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We are committed to providing you with all the support and training you need to gain your apprenticeship qualification and to develop your career further with us. As a company we love to help our employees by encouraging them, this could open up even more career opportunities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

Closing, interview and possible start date for this vacancy are subject to change. Interviews could commence at any time. S&B will send all applications to the employer, from this the employer will look at your details and evaluate the current candidates so you will be awaiting a response from either the employer or S&B if the employer would like to discuss further. Should you wish to retract your application at any point, we kindly request that you inform us at your earliest convenience.

About the employer

The Go-Ahead Group is proud to announce the acquisition of four regional coach companies, marking a significant expansion in the North and West Yorkshire, and the North East The acquisition includes Procters Coaches in North Yorkshire, Compass Royston serving Stockton, Middlesbrough & Teesside, Esk Valley operating in North and East Riding of Yorkshire, and Fourway Coaches in West Yorkshire. With 200 new employees, including skilled drivers, and a fleet of 140 vehicles across five depots, this acquisition significantly strengthens Go-Ahead's foothold in the region and continues to build key relationships with local authorities and commercial partners. The increased capacity will facilitate improved connectivity for customers, linking them to essential destinations such as schools, colleges, and workplaces.


Fourway Coaches


Lodge Garage

Whitehall Road West, Gomersal


BD19 4BJ

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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


David Watts

07852 344 136

Apprenticeship standard

Bus and coach engineering 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

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