Grow expertise in the general maintenance of our vehicles, and explore the latest technology and innovations to help us keep improving.
“My team inspired me the most and so did my trainer. They were very helpful and made me want to push myself to get the best results.”
— Vehicle Maintenance Apprentice
How long: 3 years
What you’ll need:
- A minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade A* – C or Grade 4 and above including Maths and English language or equivalent.
- You must be 16 years of age by 1 September 2019 to be eligible for this scheme.
We’re looking for people who:
- Have an inquisitive mind
- Promote a safety conscious culture
- Thrive in a team
Vehicle Maintenance Apprentices work on the Dial-a-Ride fleet, which offers a free, door-to-door transport service for mobility-impaired people who can’t use buses, trains or the underground.
You’ll learn about general maintenance of all the vehicles, as well as the latest technology and innovations currently being explored.
This includes electric buses, exploring kinetic energy regeneration and storage and thermal energy.
What will I be doing:
You’ll gain a foundation of knowledge, skills and experience in this role that will include the maintenance of workshop equipment as well as routine servicing and inspections, construction and operation of vehicles and systems, identifying common faults and applying suitable fault finding strategies.
You’ll also gain an understanding of vehicle emissions and the implications and legal requirements of fitting accessories and carrying out vehicle modifications.
Where can this career take me:
You could progress into the position of Vehicle Maintenance Technician working on our fleet of 300 vehicles or as a Vehicle Maintenance Assistant working across eight different locations in London.
There could be opportunities to attend further courses on the latest innovations such as Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Systems.
You will earn a IMI, City & Guilds L3 NVQ qualification as a Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (light vehicle) recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships.
“My future ambitions are to get trained in Electrical Vehicles. My apprenticeship has helped by giving me a solid foundation on how vehicles work and how they are maintained and a lot of this knowledge will help for future training.”