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Heavy Vehicle Technician Apprentice

Have you ever wondered who services all the Mercedes-Benz trucks you see on the roads in your daily life? Many of them are maintained through our nationwide dealerships. If you want to be a part of a team that supports large businesses to ensure goods and services continue to be delivered to the public then this could be the role for you.

As a Heavy Vehicle Technician, you will service and repair all systems within the vehicle including engine and exhaust systems, air brakes, air conditioning and electronics. Work will range from replacing parts to solving complex faults using diagnostic methods and equipment. With evermore-complex technologies, the tasks are constantly changing.

Working towards a Level 3 Service and Maintenance Heavy Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship you will learn the key principles, practices and skills that underpin the role before further developing and applying your skills in more complex situations.

If you have an apt for practical work, like to work independently but at the same time operate as a member of a team and offer good customer handling skills then this could be the role for you!

The role of a Heavy Vehicle Technician Apprentice

  • Carrying out maintenance and repair work
  • Visual inspections and care of customer vehicles
  • Completion of relevant documentation
  • Working with System Technicians on more complex and extensive diagnostic and repair tasks

Desired Skills and Personal Qualities

  • Passion and interest in the motor industry
  • Basic mechanical understanding or knowledge
  • Team player
  • Motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm to learn
  • Dedicated

Entry Requirements

  • Age 16+
  • GCSE grades 4 - 9 (or equivalent A*- C) in:
  • Mathematics
  • English Language

Important information

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnicity. We are committed to equal opportunities therefore if you have a disability please state this on your application form and measures will be put in place to support you.

The employing retailer dictates the remuneration that apprentices receive. They are required to pay, at least, the National Minimum Wage.

You will be required to work the minimum duration of 30 hours per week and a minimum of 20% of your working hours are allocated to ‘off-the-job’ training. Training will take place as one-week blocks at our Apprentice Academy in Milton Keynes. We will talk you through this during the application process.

We will support you in gaining Functional Skills in Mathematics and English should you require them.

Future Career Opportunities

Completing an apprenticeship is just the start of your career at Mercedes-Benz. Examples of some career paths our graduates have taken are:

  • Maintenance, System, Diagnostic Technicians
  • Breakdown/Recoveries
  • Service Team Leader
  • Service Manager
  • After Sales Manager 

Heavy Vehicle Technician Apprentice

United Kingdom

Published on 9 Feb 2022

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