Posted: 7th February 2024
Organisation: Truck East
Place of work: Thetford
Salary details: £15,600.00 Annual Wage
This apprenticeship is the Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician standard programme with TruckEast in Thetford, IP24 1NB. The right candidate will work alongside Scania’s qualified Technicians to receive extensive training in maintaining HGVs.
What you will do in your working day
You do not need any previous experience. This proven apprenticeship has been designed with you in mind. As a key member of the family from day one, you will be trained by inhouse professionals and work alongside existing skilled technicians. Throughout this three-year apprenticeship, you will grow into an experienced technician, becoming an expert on a wide range of Heavy Vehicles and associated products. You will have an enthusiasm for learning new skills, an interest in repairing and maintaining vehicles and the dedication to grow within a well-established business. We are committed to providing you with the knowledge you require.
Have a look at what Joe from Scania GB has to say:
Meet Joe – Technician apprentice of the year award winner (2023): Joe started at Scania in 2020, with no previous experience. He is now a fully qualified HGV technician and has just won the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award. “From the start, I was made to feel part of the family, Scania paid for all the apprentices throughout the country to go on a team bonding week, completing fun challenges, building teamwork, and learning leadership skills. When I heard about the ‘apprentice of the year’ award my goal was always to win it. I have learnt so much throughout my 3 years in the workshop, from the course and from all the experienced technicians around me. I have two new goals now… to help our next apprentice win apprentice of the year and to develop my own skills further by entering the ‘IMI’ awards. I would highly recommend an apprenticeship with Scania, to anyone interested in becoming an HGV technician”. If you are interested in becoming an HGV technician, please apply today.
The training you will be getting
During your heavy vehicle apprenticeship programme, you will be required to attend Scania’s state-of-the-art training academy, the biggest automotive training facility in the UK. You will visit the training academy for 18 separate weeks (Mon – Fri) over the duration of the 32 month programme. All travel expenses to and from the academy, together with the costs of the hotel accommodation, are paid for by the employer. As Scania’s dedicated training partner, Remit will deliver comprehensive training to all apprentices periodically throughout the programme. During these training sessions, your Development Coach will review your progress, set SMART targets, and identify any additional support that you may require.
As a result, you will achieve:
• IMI Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician
• IRTEC Accreditation
• Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths (if applicable)
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
TruckEast invests considerably in staff development and training and you can expect to receive comprehensive training to provide opportunities for career progression not only in the UK but throughout their global organisation.
Desired skills and personal qualities
Enthusiasm to learn, Mechanically minded
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
To apply head over to the company site or alternatively head over to indeed where you will also find more information about this role.
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