HGV Technician Apprenticeship - Peterborough

Looking to hit the ignition on your career?

We’re looking for budding HGV Technicians to join our team in Peterborough!

At RH Commercial Vehicles, you don’t just learn a trade, you get some fab benefits too! Every technician gets…

  • £1,500 annual tooling scheme
  • Earn whilst you learn with our increasing salaries
  • Free access to our team wellbeing scheme – which comes with some great highstreet discounts
  • Sick Pay
  • Company events
  • And we even have an on-site gym in our Nottingham workshop!

What will you learn?

A Heavy Vehicle Service Technician will inspect, maintain, and repair large vehicles weighing 3.5 tonnes and over.

The Heavy Vehicle Technicians jobs fall into three main categories:
• Servicing – carrying out checks
• Maintenance – replacing / repairing engine parts
• Diagnostics – using the latest diagnostic equipment

As an apprentice, you will observe, learn and gain an understanding of a wide range of engineering skills and processes while under the instruction of skilled technical staff.
You will be able to:
• Demonstrate these skills and processes as the training period progresses by working independently or with a team
• Learn and understand the importance of Health and safety within the workplace
• Learn the fundamental technologies – Heavy Vehicle chassis design, engine, fuels, transmissions, hydraulic and air braking, etc.
• Develop the skills to construct or modify apparatus and instruments from verbal instructions and drawings
• Learn how to maintain workshop equipment and to keep it in good repair

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Commitment and enthusiasm are a must and a passion for motor vehicles and physical work would be an advantage

Personal qualities

You will need to be comfortable with a wide range of vehicles such as trucks, buses, agricultural machinery and plant equipment

Being a Heavy Vehicle technician requires a reasonable level of physical strength and stamina

Desired qualifications

Due to the location of the position, it is essential that you have a full UK driving licence or you live within an easy commutable distance to the location of the depot. Ideally, a minimum of GCSE Grade 3 or equivalent in English Language or Maths.

Future prospects

The company would aim to offer full-time employment to the successful candidate on completion of the Apprenticeship Scheme.

Apprenticeship standard

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician
Level 3 (A level)


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