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Job Title : HGV Maintenance, Service and Repair Apprenticeship
Employer : Steve Lumley Planing Ltd
Location : Bury St Edmunds,, Suffolk, IP31 1SJ
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Engineering
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01678
Vacancy Short Description : A fantastic opportunity to begin a career as an apprentice HGV Fitter with a prestigious large well established local company

 

Qualifications Required : Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability. Ideally applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs including English and Maths at grades 9- 4 for an Advanced Apprenticeship and 9-3 for an Intermediate. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a contract of employment.
Proof of qualifications will be required before you can be accepted onto the apprenticeship.
PLEASE NOTE: Those without the stated entry requirements or awaiting GCSE/GCSE retake grades, may be offered an appointment to come into college (Ipswich or Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus) and sit an online assessment to confirm program suitability.
Vacancy Full Description : The heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician will demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the following:
• The fundamentals of HV technologies e.g. HV chassis design, engine, fuels, transmissions, electrical (12/24v), air-conditioning, hydraulic and air braking, air suspension systems etc.
• The types and associated characteristics of HV and their configurations and applications.
• Diagnosing principles and logical problem solving techniques related to HV.
• Sufficient H&S knowledge and environmental awareness to carry out the work safely.
• Operators “O” Licence requirements relating to HVs.
• How to service, inspect and maintain vehicles and trailers to the expected standards and the importance of safety inspection and maintenance schedules to meet Operator’s (O) licence and legal obligations.
• Customer expectations and implications of work carried out.
• The need to be reliable, flexible, diligent and good timekeeper.
• How the business works from an operational perspective and demonstrate commercial and financial awareness in the HV industry.
• Complex problem solving techniques.
• The requirements of providing roadside assistance.
The competency to achieve the following skills in the workplace:
• Carry out the basic tasks with tools and equipment common to all procedures involving basic mechanical and electrical procedures related to HV.
• The ability to keep updated with emerging new technologies within the HV industry.
heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician will demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the following:
• The fundamentals of HV technologies e.g. HV chassis design, engine, fuels, transmissions, electrical (12/24v), air-conditioning, hydraulic and air braking, air suspension systems etc.
• The types and associated characteristics of HV and their configurations and applications.
• Diagnosing principles and logical problem solving techniques related to HV.
• Sufficient H&S knowledge and environmental awareness to carry out the work safely.
• Operators “O” Licence requirements relating to HVs.
• How to service, inspect and maintain vehicles and trailers to the expected standards and the importance of safety inspection and maintenance schedules to meet Operator’s (O) licence and legal obligations.
• Customer expectations and implications of work carried out.
• The need to be reliable, flexible, diligent and good timekeeper.
• How the business works from an operational perspective and demonstrate commercial and financial awareness in the HV industry.
• Complex problem solving techniques.
• The requirements of providing roadside assistance.
The competency to achieve the following skills in the workplace:
• Carry out the basic tasks with tools and equipment common to all procedures involving basic mechanical and electrical procedures related to HV.
• The ability to keep updated with emerging new technologies within the HV industry.
• Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and efficient workshop and adhere to the company and legislative processes.
• Access specific and related HV technical information appropriately.
• The ability to service, inspect and maintain HVs and trailers to meet company, Driver and vehicle standards agency (DVSA) and manufacturers’ standards.
• Use a range of diagnostic and electrical measuring equipment to identify faults and underlying causes on HV’s.
• Successfully inspect and prepare vehicles and trailers to meet DVSA standards prescribed in the tester’s manual.
• Carry out final quality checks before handover to the customer without supervision.
• Apply advanced diagnostic principles and logical/problem solving techniques and regimes.
• Maintain records to company and operators’ licence obligations and regulation.
• To be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written mediums both internally and with customers on a range of topics that will support, HV inspection and diagnosing techniques.
Required behaviours to achieve the following in the workplace:
• Behave in accordance with the values of the company they work for whether manufacturer or independent to treat customers and stakeholders with courtesy and respond quickly to their requirements to ensure an excellent experience.
• Operate effectively as a team member taking ownership and responsibility when required and be honest and accountable in all activities when things do not go as planned.
• To work at continuous development of both self, team and processes.


Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40 hours Mon -Fri
Salary : £180.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 30/10/2020
Possible Start Date : 09/11/2020
Personal Qualities : You will have a passion to begin a career in this industry.
You will be dedicated to both learn on site from experienced existing staff as well as diligently work towards successful completion of your apprenticeship.
Skills Required : A driving licence will be preferable both to aid the business on site visits as well of course being able to attend block release attendance at Suffolk Rural College
You will have a minimum of grade 3 maths and English GCSE or equivalent
You will understand the need to be flexible on hours to meet business demands
Future Prospects : For the right candidate who proves to be hard working, reliable, with the dedication to undertake and successfully complete their apprenticeship the long term prospects of a full time role with further training and development are excellent
Training to be Provided : Block release college attendance Suffolk Rural

Training for all job specific tasks will be given. In addition the apprentice will have the support and guidance of a qualified assessor from the college, who will make on-site visits every 6-8 weeks
Other Information : Pay Rates: The current NMW rate for Apprentices is £4.15 per hour with effect from 1st April 2020. 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 wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the industry with a contract of employment

Shortlisting/Interviews - Shortlisting and interviews will take place throughout the duration of the vacancy ad. This may mean that the vacancy could close before the published cut-off date should suitable candidates be found.
Things to consider : Please bear in mind the location of this role you will need to be able to drive to get to College as well as meet business demand for site visits
Also please bear in mind the physical nature of this role.
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