Apprentice LGV Mechanic
Are you ambitious, mechanically minded, love fixing things and have a passion for vehicles? Earn as you learn to become a fully qualified Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) Mechanic, part of a dedicated team that maintains Grundon's fleet of waste collection vehicles to a high standard. Under the supervision and guidance of our Workshop at Colnbrook, near Heathrow, combined with study at college (for 3 years), you will acquire the necessary skills and on-the-job training to achieve a Motor Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician (Heavy Vehicle) Apprenticeship Level 3. Interested? Starting salary is £246.16 per week (which will increase as you progress through your apprenticeship), plus a host of great benefits.
What will you be doing?
Our Workshops look after all vehicle issues, including daily defects and any breakdowns, servicing, maintenance and MOTs - all in place to support and ensure a smooth service and compliancy for our customers and operations.
Under the supervision and guidance of our experienced Workshop team, combined with online activities, webinars, tutorials and one full day a week for class and practical training at Langley College, you and a second apprentice (we have two vacancies) will acquire the skills and on-the-job training to achieve your apprenticeship, like the many Grundon apprentices who have gone before you.
On a day-to-day basis, as Apprentice LGV Mechanic you will help to prepare vehicles for workshop maintenance and assist with inspections, repairs and general maintenance of the fleet.
What we're looking for in our Apprentice LGV Mechanic
- Ideally, GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade D/3 or above)
- Experience is not essential, but a positive and professional attitude is!
- You are good at communicating, both face-to-face and on paper, and you’re capable of using your initiative
- You must be someone who enjoys working as part of a team, and understands the importance of being reliable
- You will be able to demonstrate an awareness of safety for yourself and other people
- You are computer-savvy and know how to look up information, and you have good problem-solving skills
- If you don’t already have a full UK driving licence, you are willing to gain one
Working hours: You must be happy with early starts. If you are under 18 your working week will be Mon to Fri, 07.30 to 16.30 – 40 hours. If you are 18+, you will be eligible to join the Workshop shift system, depending on the requirements and staffing levels at that time.
Join the Grundon success story
Founded in 1929, Grundon Waste Management is an award-winning and highly successful family-owned waste management and environmental business (we were the first to introduce the wheelie bin to the UK). You may have seen our distinctive blue lorries around, or driven past our advanced Energy from Waste facility on the outskirts of London.
We have an extensive vehicle fleet, maintained by six Workshops, which is where you come in. Proud of our environmental commitments, we achieved an industry first by introducing CarbonNeutral® certification across our entire road-going vehicle fleet.
Overall, ours is a fascinating and fast-moving sector to work in! Join us and you will be one of around 750 employees in our mainly Southeast operating area.
Interested in embarking on an apprenticeship with us? Click 'apply' to find out more and to apply via the National Apprenticeship Service
Closing date for applications: Friday 26th August 2022.