Overview

HEAVY VEHICLE TECHNICIAN APPRENTICE

Reporting To: Hub Workshop Manager

Liaising with: 

  • VMU Employees
  • Transport Administrative Employees
  • Transport Suppliers/Agencies
  • Depots/Linehaul/Transport Personnel
     

Oldbury/Hinckley/Burbage/Smethwick, UK 
Full-time
Department: Transport
Shift Pattern: 4 on 4 off  
Working Pattern: Days & Nights

Purpose of Position

  • To develop skills and knowledge in all aspects of commercial vehicle repairs and maintenance
  • To attain qualifications in automotive engineering through a modern apprenticeship
  • To be capable of continuing employment with DPD at the close of the apprenticeship program as a fully qualified and skilled HGV Mechanical Engineer.

Key Tasks/Areas of responsibility

  • Housekeeping and preparation of workshop at start of shiftHousekeeping and preparation of workshop at start of shift
  • Assisting trained employees in vehicle repairs and maintenance as appropriate
  • Maintaining workshop quality standards in health and safety and procedures
  • Covering the role of steam cleaner/valeter/store person for absence/holidays
  • To undergo any other tasks as requested by the assigned Mechanical Engineer
  • Adherence to the Health and Safety policy
  • To participate in an Apprenticeship Scheme, attending on an appropriate college course relevant to the trade, as required and receiving ‘on the job’ training
  • To ensure all college records, logbooks etc are kept up to date, in accordance with the apprenticeship requirements
  • Work with increasing independence as the apprenticeship progresses
  • Participate in all training initiatives specific to the duties required
  • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably requested by line management

Additional Information

What we’re looking for;

  • Familiar with Google Workspace (GMail/GSheet)
  • Independently motivated, with the ability to take on tasks and duties without immediate direction
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • High attention to detail to produce accurate and quality work
  • Demonstrate the core DPD DNA values of Passion, Respect, Honesty, Flexibility, Hard Work and Accountability

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications)

Special Conditions

Rates of Pay: for each year of apprenticeship based on a percentage of a skilled salary.

1st Year – TBC

2nd Year  – TBC

  • Study leave
  • Opportunity to work in a clean, health and safety conscious environment
  • Funded Training to develop your skills
  • The opportunity to progress your career within the business

Key Measures of Performance

  • Compliance to training and qualification schedule
  • Productivity
  • Attendance record
  • Training reports
  • Assigned mentor reports

About DPD Group UK

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to apprenticeships@DPDgroup.co.uk Please ensure to include the vacancy title in your email.