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Volvo Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Apprenticeship Full Time

at Hartshorne Motor Services Ltd Walsall in Walsall (Published at 18-05-2021)

Remit Group are recruiting on behalf of Hartshorne Motor Services who are looking for a new Heavy vehicle apprentice to join their highly skilled Volvo Trucks team.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer’s website.

Closing date: 23 Jul 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Aug 2021

  • Date posted


  • Distance

    109.7 miles

  • Apprenticeship level


    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As part of the Volvo Manufacturer apprenticeship programme, you will receive training in the workplace from highly skilled Volvo Technicians and attend block release at the Remit Automotive Academy in Derby, over a period of 3 years and will achieve an IMI level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician qualification.
You will be taught how to repair, service and MOT cutting edge technology trucks, buses, luxury coaches and hybrids.
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

  • To represent Hartshorne Motor Services and Volvo UK respectively in a professional and courteous manner always when dealing with customers and the general public

  • Liaise with parts department to attain parts

A certain amount of administration is also required to maintain the vehicles repair and service records as well as Hartshorne Motor Services’ records.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Due to modern vehicle technology, we require an individual with good numeracy, literacy, and ICT skills.

Personal qualities

Applicants for this position must have a keen interest in the motor industry.

Desired qualifications

  • If you have achieved a level 2 or higher in heavy vehicle maintenance, you may not be eligible for the apprenticeship

  • Minimum of GCSE (or equivalent) grades of 9*-4/A-C in English and maths

Future prospects

Hartshorne Motor Services are currently recruiting for high quality Apprentices to train as a Volvo Technician through the award-winning Volvo Technician Apprenticeship Programme which is considered one of the best in the industry.

Things to consider

Closing Dates: Please submit your application along with your CV as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of applications Travel: Please check you are able to travel to Hartshorne Motor Services, Walsall branch easily each day.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

About the employer

Hartshorne Motor Services is today one of the leading Volvo Truck & Bus commercial vehicle distributors for the West Midlands, East Midlands, Shropshire and Staffordshire.

The company was first established in 1968 and currently has 7 depots which are all fully equipped to meet their customers commercial vehicle needs, they provide full parts & service facilities for Volvo Truck & Bus as well as new and used sales.


Hartshorne Motor Services Ltd


Bentley Mill Close



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Remit Ltd


Emily Draven

This is a Volvo Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Manufacturer Apprenticeship programme, delivered by Remit Training.

Awarding Body: Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Training is delivered in the workplace and on block release at Remit’s dedicated Academy in Derby.

This means you will be required to stay in a hotel for 15 separate weeks (Monday – Friday) over the duration of the programme. All associated costs for training are met by the employer and there will be no cost to you.

You will also be assigned a dedicated Development Coach who will visit you every 4-6 weeks either in the workplace or remotely via Microsoft Teams, giving 1-2-1 advice and guidance to help you achieve the following IMI qualifications:

  • Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Level 3

  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English & maths (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician

Level 3 (A level)

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