Post Ref: TMT150 - Heavy Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Apprentice

Post Ref: TMT150 - Heavy Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Apprentice

Salary: £17,364 - £17,711 per annum - Grade 2. Fixed term period : 3 years.

Are you interested in earning money and at the same time gaining a nationally recognised vocational qualification?

If yes, then Broxtowe Borough Council is looking to appoint an Apprentice in our Transport and Stores team where you will have the opportunity to receive training in all aspects of light and heavy vehicle repair and maintenance. This is a fantastic opportunity to build a career within the automotive industry to work alongside a qualified Technician/Mentor learning how to carry out vehicle repairs in a safe and responsible manner.

This exciting Apprenticeship programme will be based at Kimberley Depot in Kimberley and will provide you with the opportunity to:-

  • Achieve an understanding of the fundamentals of light and heavy vehicle technologies including chassis design, engine, transmission, electrical systems, hydraulic and air braking, air suspension systems.
  • Learn the principles of vehicle diagnostics and the application of logical problem solving techniques
  • Work on a wide range of specialist local authority vehicles including Large Goods and Light Commercial vehicles including refuse freighters and sweepers.
  • Inspect and repair vehicles meeting V.O.S.A. standards
  • An understanding of Health and Safety and goods vehicle Operator Licencing regulations.  
  • Learn more about what the Council does and the services it provides for the residents of Broxtowe    

During your apprenticeship you will undertake an Institute of the Motor Industry Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician course as detailed below:

and you will also receive training to enable you to gain additional qualifications in Emergency First Aid.

Please note that as part of the Apprenticeship Programme, you will be required to visit our training provider’s Automotive Academy which is based in Derby City Centre for 15 separate weeks (Monday – Friday) throughout the 3-year duration of the course.  You will also be assigned a dedicated Development Coach who will hold regular training meetings with you within the workplace to support and guide you throughout the Apprenticeship qualification to ensure that you achieve.

The ideal candidate would be:

  • Proactive and be able to demonstrate an interest in the vehicle industry.
  • Able to work in an organised and methodical manner and demonstrate mechanical skills.
  • Have English and Maths GCSEs at Grades A to C/9-4 or equivalent
  • Someone who can represent our GREAT values as a Council
  • Apprenticeships are available to anyone aged 16 or over and there is no upper age limit.

In addition to the above the successful candidate will be entitled to the following attractive benefits:-

  • a competitive salary
  • the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 27 days annual leave per year plus 8 bank holidays
  • gym membership discount at Liberty Leisure
  • access to a benefits package offering discounts on supermarkets, cinema tickets, high street and online retailers

 Please quote reference no: TMT150

Closing date: Wednesday 5 February 2020 at 5.00 pm

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Why join us?

The Council has five GREAT values which represent our standards and expectations of how we’ll work.

As a disability confident employer and an organisation that is committed to equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

The Council embraces flexible ways of working to ensure that we can attract the best talent and experience and get the most from our employees. Whilst meeting the needs of our residents is a priority and we can’t guarantee we can accept all flexible working requests, we are happy to discuss your options when you apply for a job with us.

As a Broxtowe Borough Council employee you can enjoy many benefits including a generous pension fund, loyalty awards and family friendly policies to help you balance your work and family life, as well as discounts and offers as part of our employee benefits scheme.

Read more about the benefits of working at Broxtowe Borough Council.

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