Level 3 HGV Technician Apprentice

  • Job Reference: 123730
  • Date Posted: 22 February 2021
  • Employer: Veolia
  • Location: Fleetwood, Lancashire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical, Trades & Labour, Transport & Logistics, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Job Title - Level 3 HGV Technician Apprentice 

Location - Wyre Municipal, Fleetwood, Copse Road Depot, FY7 6RP

Hours - Full time, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Closing Date - Sunday 28th February 2021.

Are you a passionate and enthusiastic individual looking to broaden their mind by joining the HGV Technician Apprenticeship Programme?

At Veolia, we’re passionate about protecting the environment. All around the globe, Veolia is committed to delivering cutting-edge environmental solutions – and with our 175,000-strong team, we’re leading the way for ecological transformation. Our purpose is simple: to contribute to human progress by committing to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, helping us achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. 

This is a great way to learn as you don’t have to choose between education and practical skills - the Apprenticeship will give you a blend of both. The role incorporates study and completion of the HGV Level 3 Apprenticeship whilst working in our Wyre Workshop.  

Veolia is a versatile business where no two days are the same. One day, you'll be learning about the latest technologies and trends, and the next you'll be putting them into action. We will equip you with the relevant knowledge and technology, allowing you to make a difference by building a better, more sustainable future for our people and the planet. 

Apprenticeship programme

During this 3 - year programme, we will help you to develop your practical skills and knowledge required for you to succeed in this role as well as your future career. Throughout this programme, you will continue to develop your behaviours such as team working, problem-solving and customer focus. Veolia as a business is not only interested in what you accomplish, but the manner you do it in. 

 You will attend our Fleet Academy in Bristol whilst undertaking this apprenticeship programme on a block basis.  

Whilst on the programme you will learn:  

  • HV engineering principles - including vehicle applications, configurations, designs, diagnostics, technologies and vehicle testing standards and maintenance schedules.

  • HV engineering practices - including inspecting, servicing, maintaining vehicles and quality checks and roadside assistance.

  • Using engineering tools and equipment – including hand and power tools, engineering and technical manuals and diagnostic and electrical measuring equipment.

  • Health and safety standards and legislation within a bus and coach environment - including the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and operator licensing requirements.

As well as gaining a broad range of technical and professional experience, you’ll also gain academic and vocational qualifications such as Level 3 Certificate in Heavy Good Vehicles Service and Maintenance.  

Key Responsibilities  

  • Responsible for carrying out inspection and maintenance on a variety of HGV vehicles but mainly Refuse Collection Vehicles to DVSA standards. 

  • Carry out servicing of vehicles as per OEM recommendations.

  • Carry out diagnostics on a variety of systems on a vehicle to correctly diagnose faults before repair.

  • Ensure all paperwork is completed correctly and comply legally.


What is required

To be eligible for our HGV Technician Apprenticeship Programme you will need a passion for contemporary environmental issues, a technical mindset, strong problem-solving skills, flexible approach and the ability to work as a part of the team. You will also need to meet our entry criteria:

  • GCSE grade A*- C or grades 4 - 9 (or equivalent), including Maths and English predicted grade/predicted.

  • Having a full UK driving licence would be desirable.

Veolia Rewards and Benefits

  • The option to join our attractive Veolia pension scheme.

  • Access to Veolia rewards, benefits and discounts.

  • Access to financial and mental health support.

  • 25 days of annual leave and statutory bank holidays.

  • Employee Assistance Program - offers a variety of confidential services to help identify and address problems that impact the workplace.

 You will need to be eligible to work in the UK without restriction on beginning employment. Veolia is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants meeting the minimum criteria for the role will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender or gender expression, disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Please note that if a high number of quality applications are received, this vacancy may close early. To avoid disappointment, please apply with plenty of time before the stated advert closing date.