Brief overview of the role/Apprenticeship Summary

This Apprenticeship programme is specially designed to provide you with thorough training in commercial vehicle mechanical and electrical systems within a busy Truck and Bus dealership.
You will work alongside skilled and experienced Technicians, to learn how to get to grips with the technological requirements of the modern commercial vehicle, and how to deal with the computer programmes and vehicle parts logistics with today’s transport industry.

The apprentice programmes are all about the developing your skills to help you succeed in today’s fast moving world of transport.

Apprenticeship Standard Name
Heavy Vehicle Level 3 Service & Maintenance Technician (new Standards)

About the employer.

Aquila Truck Centres are a prestigious main MAN dealership operating from five depots in the Midlands, Worcester and Shropshire. We provide a range of service to our clients, from new and used vehicle sales, to genuine parts, servicing and maintenance. Each client is different and be anything from the owner of a single truck or a 150 strong nationwide fleet.
Aquila Truck Centres have welcomed Apprentices in to their business for a number of years and we take pride in seeing them develop both personally and professionally. With a wealth of experience when it comes to overseeing Apprenticeships, we can ensure that you receive the support that you will require to kick-start your career.

Aquila Truck Centres are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications for the roles from all.

Training to be provided.
Main training carried out within the Aquila workshop under a skilled qualified mentoring system, College will be on a scheduled 2 week block release 4 times a year.

Working week: 40 Hours

Wage (per week): £160.00

Expected apprenticeship duration: 3 years apprenticeship followed by an Improver Year

Possible start date: 01 July 2018

Apprenticeship Level: 3

Number of Positions available: 2

Closing Date: 22 June 2018

Vacancy Description

Requirements and prospects

• Service and repair customer vehicles.
• Fault finding and diagnosis of hydraulic and electrical systems.
• Welding and fabrication.
• Completion of statutory inspection sheets.
• Preparing vehicles for MOT testing.
• Providing an efficient breakdown service with in field repairs to the highest standard of workmanship.
• To ensure all Health & Safety policies and procedures are complied with in line with current legislation.
• To take part in any training or development deemed necessary to carry out tasks.
• To complete other duties as requested by a Manager or Supervisor.

Desired skills
• Technically minded
• Practical
• Able to think logically
Personal qualities
• You must have a genuine interest towards working in the automotive sector
• Be committed to the three year apprenticeship programme
• A good listener
• Able to follow instructions
• Willing to study
• A team player

Qualifications required
Ideally you will be working towards / achieved level 4 in Maths and English at GCSE (or equivalent)

Future prospects
Progression to higher qualifications and potential full time position.

Things to consider
You will be expected to stay away from home during the block release at college; Home Stay accommodation will be arranged for you by the college at no cost to you.

Applicants should consider travel distance to the employer. Access to transport would be beneficial. For an idea of distance to travel, this link may be of use http://www.traveline.info/ Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by Government. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW):

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.70 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over 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. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates.

Closing, interview and possible start date for this vacancy are subject to change. Interviews could commence at any time. You should apply immediately to avoid disappointment.

To apply, please send your CV to
Allison Newby by e-mail on anewby@aquilatrucks.com