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Vacancy Details

Apprentice HGV Fitter

Sevenoaks District Council
Dunbrik Depot, Sundridge
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
01/12/2021 at 09:30
Sevenoaks District Council

Sevenoaks District Council

Apprentice Heavy Goods Vehicle Fitter

Salary Band A1 £18,824

A generous annual leave allowance of 22 days (plus an additional 5 days depending on having Continuous Local Government Service).

About us

Here at Sevenoaks we pride ourselves on treating both our employees and communities we serve with dignity and respect. We are an award winning Council having achieved the Guardian Public Service Awards 2016 for being financially self-sufficient, are one of the few organisations in the country to retain its Platinum Investors in People status. We were voted LGC Council of the Year 2017 and won a Pushing the Boundaries of Innovation award in 2018. The successes of the Finance Team have been recently recognised where the Finance Team has been nominated and is a finalist in the 2020 Public Finance Awards – Finance Team of the Year - Councils. 

The Role

Do you have an interest in trucks and vehicle mechanics?

Ever wondered how the large vehicle’s collecting waste work?

An apprenticeship with Sevenoaks Council will teach you this and much more. You’ll gain the skills necessary to maintain and repair these iconic vehicles.  In addition we will teach you how to carry out MOT’s on cars and light vans.

The Team

The Apprentice will learn from a skilled team of MOT Testers and vehicle fitters who will share their knowledge and experience.

You will also be expected to attend Windsor Forest Colleges Group in Slough for one day a week during term time, where you will work towards Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance. You must hold GCSE Maths and English Grade C or equivalent. 

As an Apprentice with Sevenoaks District Council you will learn how to:

  • Carry out faulty diagnosis on complex hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems.
  • Prepare, present and accompany all HGV vehicles, other than exempt categories, for annual MOT inspections.
  • Prepare and decommission vehicles. Fitting and removing a diverse range of ancillary equipment, accessories and livery.

Interested in the role and want to know more?

Please contact Nigel Jones, Transport Manager, 01732 227428 for an informal discussion about the role.

Need advice on how to ensure you have the best chance of being shortlisted?

Read the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role and ensure that your supporting statement explains how you meet the essential requirements as your application will be judged against these criteria.

How to get to us: 

Sevenoaks is only half an hour from central London by train. You will be based at the Dunbrik Depot, 2 Main Road, Dunbrik, Sundridge TN14 6EP. Travel to Windsor Forest Colleges Group in Slough will be required for one day a week. The applicant will be expected to make their own way to work and college, although funding to attend college e.g. rail fare will be supplied.

Closing date:  1st December 2021

Equal Opportunities

Sevenoaks – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Sevenoaks District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to apply

Please apply online (see below). If this is not possible, please contact a member of the HR team by either emailing guman.resources@sevenoaks.gov.uk or contacting us on 01732 227361 to discuss how we can assist you in applying.

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed