Our Engineers focus on the assets that form the foundation of our transport system. Light Vehicle Repair 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. As well as learning about general maintenance of all the vehicles, you will also get involved in the latest technology and innovations currently being explored. This includes projects involving electric buses, exploring kinetic energy regeneration and storage and thermal energy.
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.