Scania Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship Scania Gb Ltd

An exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work alongside qualified technicians where you will be trained in dealing with all aspects of the maintenance and repair of heavy vehicles.

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £162.00 - £282.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £5.60 an hour for 18 - 20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship(usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm (40 hours)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Aug 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

An exciting opportunity to work as part of a highly skilled work force that is committed to quality. The course is fully supported with all of the training you require to become fully qualified.

With the rapid increase in the complexity of today’s trucks and the technology needed to keep them up and running. First class training for those involved in the vital servicing and maintenance of these vehicles has become more important than ever.

The Scania Apprentice Programme gives you the chance to join the select group of specialist technicians working on some of the most modern, sophisticated trucks on the road.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Full training will be provided, no skills required.

Personal qualities

  • A keen interest in heavy vehicles.
  • Hard working and well motivated.
  • The apprentice must have excellent communication skills, verbal and written.

Qualifications required

  • Minimum of three GCSEs or equivalent qualifications (A*-C preferable).

Future prospects

Scania believes in providing an extensive, high quality Apprenticeship which gives their Apprentices the opportunity to advance, succeed and fulfil all ambitions for a career in the motor industry and with such a wide range of skills instilled an Apprentice can move into any other area of the automotive world from motorsport.

Things to consider

The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Scania is a major supplier to British industry of trucks, buses, coaches and engines for industrial and marine applications. Additionally, the company provides a wide range of complementary and ancillary services in support of its products and customers through its 90-plus-strong network of service centres. In 2012, Scania's share of the UK heavy truck market was 16.1% and its combined bus and coach market share amounted to 7.6%.


Scania Gb Ltd


Stansted Distribution Centre

Start Hill

Great Hallingbury

Bishop's Stortford

CM22 7DG

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Training provider

Practical skills and experience will be gained at the Scania service point you work at, while the training and knowledge you need to support them will come through attending the Scania Training Centre, which is located in Loughborough.

Your training begins with a week's induction at the Outward Bound Centre in Aberdovey alongside other Scania Apprentices from around the country. After this your training will take place at the Scania Training Centre with its specialist instructors and dedicated workshop facilities.

On successfully completing your training, which takes a total of three years, you will leave the Scania Training Centre with an Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Heavy Vehicle), which will include:

  • VCQ Level 2 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair
  • Technical Certificate and Diploma
  • Key Skills Qualifications in Communication, Application of Number and Information Technology

You will also have completed four Scania recognised product-training courses, three of which go toward the Scania Master Technician Programme.

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skillnet


Kurt McKenna 01923 216 165

Other information

Attendance at the Scania Training Centre is usually in two week blocks. While there, you will stay in approved accommodation at the Quality Inn Hotel in Loughborough which includes, amongst other things, full leisure facilities. All travel, living and accommodation expenses while attending training courses will be by your employing Scania Dealer who will also provide books and other necessary equipment for your studies.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.30 per hour from the 1st October 2015. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2017