Job Title: Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Mechanic - Lambeth Borough Only
Location: Serco Depot, Lambeth, London
Working Week: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday shifts between 6:00 - 18:00
Salary: Up to £23000 per annum plus benefits & 25 days annual leave
Apprenticeship Qualification: Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician Level 3
Expected Apprenticeship Duration: 36 months plus (depending on end point assessment)
At this time we are only hiring for apprentices in the Lambeth borough only, this is due to an agreement with the council. If you do not live in Lambeth, your application will be rejected.
Looking to kickstart your career as a Heavy Vehicle Mechanic?
We, at Serco, are looking to recruit a heavy vehicle mechanic apprentice to support with repairing, maintaining, inspecting all Serco commercial vehicles within the fleet maintenance facilities. Serco has a strong commitment to apprentices and training. As a successful Serco apprentice, you will be provided with unparalleled support throughout the duration of your programme and beyond with endless opportunities for career progression within the business.
About the role
The role will see you develop professional relationships with colleagues eager to share their knowledge, helping you to grow within a friendly team. As part of the role, you will be responsible for completing diagnostic tests using manual tools and technological devices, working with clients and co-workers to establish a timeframe for the completion of each inspection or repair in accordance with KPI's. The key duties include supporting with performing maintenance inspections and repairs on all vehicles presented with guidance. You will keep the workshop clean and to standard while highlighting to contract management staff all vehicle defects, identifying faults and repairing as needed.
Other key duties will include undertaking any other ad hoc duties while providing high standards of courteous interaction with all individuals, including visitors and Serco colleagues. As you gain more experience, your role will become more challenging and varied with more autonomy to take on tasks through your apprenticeship training provider.
We are keen to speak to candidates who are team players but do not shy away from working on their own initiative, taking responsibility for their own workload ensuring tasks are prioritised effectively; with the ability to work to strict deadlines whilst achieving a high level of accuracy. Being confident and motivated to learn to repair and maintain HGV vehicles with an eye for attention to detail and a basic understanding of procedures along with the willingness to learn are key to be successful in this role.
The ideal candidate will have GCSE'S grades A* to C (or 9 to 4 in the new grading system) in Maths and English or the acceptable equivalent.
It is essential that you can travel daily to the Serco Workshop to arrive on time for work. As part of the recruitment process you will be required to complete online assessments and you will be required to undergo security checks, which includes a check of criminal records.
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.
By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.
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At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.
At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.