Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Apprentice

Uttlesford District Council is a predominantly rural district in north-west Essex encompassing Saffron Walden, Great Dunmow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Thaxted and about 100 villages and hamlets in between.  Uttlesford was named by the Halifax's 2018 Rural Areas Quality of Life Survey as the best rural place to live in the East of England - and in the top ten for the whole of the UK!  We employ approx. 300 staff and deliver a huge range of services for residents and businesses. 

You don't need to go to university to kickstart your career!

Do you want to be learning whilst you are earning and have an opportunity to train and become qualified as an HGV Technician?  This is a fantastic opportunity to join our small and busy team whilst working towards your Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician

Are you:

  • Interested in heavy vehicles?
  • Interested in engineering?
  • Do you love finding out how things work and how to repair them?

If you answer yes to the questions above then this apprenticeship might be exactly what you're looking for. Whether it's been a lifelong dream or a more recent ambition, why not apply? There is a lot involved in keeping HGVs on the road and you will gain a full understanding of the servicing and repairs of heavy good vehicles with a gross weight of over 3500kg.

How does an Apprenticeship Work?

This apprenticeship programme is delivered via a mixture of on and off the job training, whereby you can apply your skills in real work contexts.   You will attend College for 1 day a week and you be in the workplace for the remaining 4 days.

The apprenticeship programme usually consists of the following elements:

Knowledge element

This is the technical certificate and covers the theory side of your work which is delivered when you attend College, so that you can put these newly acquired skills into practice at work.

Competence element

This is the practical side of the programme and is assessed directly within the workplace by a Harlow College Assessor to ensure that you are developing your skills within the workplace and putting all that you learn at College into practice

Functional skills: This area covers English, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Mathematics

Transferable skills

These are the skills that help you develop your Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) and your rights as an employee within the workplace (ERR).

The duration of the course is 39 months which covers the duration of your training program (36 months) plus a maximum additional 3 months for the endpoint assessment.

How and when will I study?

  • IMI NVq Level 3 in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Level 2 Functional Skills - Maths
  • Level 2 Functional Skills - English
  • Level 2 IT
  • ERR (Employment Rights & Responsibilities)
  • PLTS (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills)

How to apply

Minimum of 3 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including maths and English are preferable.

For an informal discussion please contact Danny Johnson 01799 510597.

If you are interested in this position, please apply via the Government website


The closing date for applications is 9 October 2022.