Apprentice Mechanic

Norfolk | Other

Job Title: Apprentice Mechanic

Location: Norfolk, NR11 6SU

Working Week: Full-time, Monday - Friday 07:30-15:00
Salary: Between £19,000 - £23,000 per annum plus 25 days per annum
Apprenticeship Qualifications: Heavy Vehicle Level 3 maintenance and repair NVQ Level 1-3

Expected Apprenticeship Duration: 3 years


Is this the right career for you?

As an Apprentice Mechanic you will be required to repair, maintain, inspect all Serco commercial vehicles within the fleet maintenance facilities.  Complete diagnostic tests using manual tools and technological devices. Work with clients and co-workers to establish a timeframe for the completion of each inspection or repair in accordance with KPI's. Work to attain Heavy Vehicle Level 3 maintenance and repair NVQ. Complete tasks in accordance with Apprenticeship curriculum.



Day to day you'll be involved in:


  • Ensuring vehicles are maintained in accordance with the Driver Vehicle and Standards Agency "Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness", in particular:
  • Perform maintenance inspections and repairs on all vehicles presented with guidance
  • Identify vehicle faults and repair as necessary
  • Carry out practical tasks in accordance with apprenticeship curriculum
  • Carry out theoretical tasks in accordance with apprenticeship curriculum
  • Attain a working knowledge of current industry best practices in the workshop
  • Attend block release skills college as and when required in line with curriculum
  • Ensure all workshop equipment is serviceable, tested and correctly maintained
  • Operate tools, equipment, and machinery according to prescribed safety procedures.
  • Ensure the workshop is kept clean and well organised to ensure workplace safety
  • Completing all inspection and repair documentation, either manually or electronically, after any work has been completed on the vehicle
  • Ensuing all spares and equipment are fully accounted for
  •  Use diagnostic equipment to evaluate mechanical problems in vehicles
  • Highlight to contract management staff all vehicle defects, including damage where the driver has contributed to the failure of the component or damage to the vehicle
  • Demonstrate process of preventive maintenance and visual inspections to the driver and management community
  • Follow company safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties including lifting, climbing, etc.
  • Work outside of normal working hours when operationally required.
  • Keep a professional appearance.



What's in it for you?


  • Onsite learning is paid and completely transferable
  • Pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Health & Wellbeing Benefits
  • Opportunity to gain practical experience in a professional environment
  • Full training and support provided
  • A chance to work with a supportive and experienced team
  • A pathway to a potential career
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, online shopping discounts, leisure centre memberships, and much more




Preparing for your recruitment journey:

 If you are successful, you will be invited to a face-to-face interview. 


Our provider will require you to take a skill scan and undertake initial assessments if you are selected for the apprenticeship.





About Serco

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.



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Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities. 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.


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. We're a proud holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard and we actively encourage applications from females, those with disabilities or from an ethnic minority background. 

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