• Apprenticeships

    Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship
     

    We are an award-winning Mercedes-Benz and FUSO Commercial Vehicle Dealership providing first class sales and expert maintenance and repair across our four sites: Sittingbourne, Dartford, Ashford and Tonbridge.

    We have a 45-year track record of delivering excellent service and since the change of ownership on 2018, there has been an ambitious programme of investment in facilities and most importantly, our people.  The £200,000 van workshop project at our Sittingbourne site comes hot on the heels of the £330,000 spent on our new, state of the art Bodyshop and then the latest £2 million investment in our new site in Dartford.

    Our investment underlines Sparshatt Truck & van’s long-term commitment to the Mercedes-Benz and reflects our determination to provide our valued customers with the very highest levels of service.

    Our mission: To be the UK’s leading Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Dealership by 2022, powered by our people.

    Do you have a passion for vehicle engineering and an interest in the commercial vehicle sector? You can kick-start your career and earn while gaining a meaningful qualification with an award-winning commercial vehicle Mercedes Benz dealership. 

    Apprenticeship summary:

    Weekly wage

    £175

    Working week

    Monday-Friday Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.00

    Expected duration

    3 years, followed by an ‘improver year’

    Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

    Programme Delivery

    To ensure we develop our apprentices to be the best they can be, we are creating the Sparshatt Training Academy. Underpinned by our values of ‘trusted’, ‘expert’ and ‘excellence’, you will receive a high-quality learning experience meeting your needs delivered by the best in our industry.

    While you train, you will work alongside a dedicated highly qualified Mercedes-Benz trained Technician, working on the latest automotive technology with up to date tools and equipment, gaining the skills and knowledge that will cement your future career as a Mercedes Benz Heavy Vehicle Technician.

    The apprenticeship typically takes you three years to complete with the end point assessment taking place at the end of the third year.  If successful, you will then progress to the ‘improver year’ to continue to embed all the skills and learning and aim to achieve the Mercedes-Benz Maintenance level qualification.

    The off the job training will take place at our academy one day a week, supplemented by ongoing mentoring and support while in the workshop for the remaining four days.

    Entry requirements

    You will need to demonstrate:

    • A mechanical aptitude
    • An interest and enthusiasm for the commercial vehicle industry
    • An ability to work in an organised way and pay attention to detail
    • Good communication skills
    • The ability to follow written and verbal instructions
       

    Qualifications

    GCSEs at grade C/4 or equivalent in English and maths. Predicated grades are accepted but a job offer will be provisional dependent on grades.

    Future prospects

    Potential for continued employment on completion of the apprenticeship and training to progress to a Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Technician.

    Things to consider

    There is a high expectation that successful candidates will work hard, be conscientious and represent the company well on all occasions. Appearance, attitude, timekeeping and personal presentation will all be taken into account through the selection process.

    The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates.

    Application process:

    To find out more and to apply online, please visit our vacancies page: https://www.sparshattgroup.com/careers/vacancies

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