Apprentice Trainee HGV Vehicle Repair and Maintenance - King Construction - REF: K046

King Construction is a busy highways civil engineering and utility company employed by Local Authorities and Statutory Service suppliers based in various locations within Merseyside. They operate a fleet of 120 vehicles consisting of tippers, low loaders, PLG vans and cars, and various excavators and types of heavy plant.

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Must be willing to complete an apprenticeship framework in HGV Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Technician
  • Work using own initiative and as part of a team following instructions

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • Good understanding of English and Maths as some classroom work is required as part of the apprenticeship
  • Qualifications required/predicted - GCSE grade A-/D/9-3 in Maths and English
  • Be willing to work towards the following qualifications:
  • NVQ Level 1 in Health and Safety - CSCS Card
  • Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Heavy Vehicle)
  • Various types of health and safety training relevant to the industry i.e. first aid, manual handling, abrasive wheels etc.

Location: Speke
Contracted hours: 7am to 4.45pm
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum Wage

How to apply: 
1. Download and complete the application form 

2. Return it via email to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: Thursday 11 July 2019

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  • Research the employer offering the job. Find out what they do and what the job involves.
  • Show the employer you understand their business by referring to them in your application, for example: "I am interested in developing skills in building maintenance and noticed you were successful in winning a large contract to maintain houses for a large housing association."
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If you would like support completing your application form, please email theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk with the subject heading 'Application Support’