• Apprenticeship Reference: 1350390972-2
  • Date Posted: 7 June 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: National Express Group PLC
  • Location: Sussex
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Civil Engineering, Driving, Engineering, Health and Safety
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

Join us on the journey

Enjoy our "Golden Hello" scheme where you will receive a 1,000 bonus after 6 months of working with us.

We are also offering a one-off Tool Allowance worth 250

We have an exciting opportunity for PCV/HGV mechanics to join the National Express Transport Solutions engineering team at our Worthing depot. You will provide engineering support for our fleet of Network and Private Hire vehicles based at Spencer Road Depot in Lancing.

This role is overnight support for running defects, preventative checks, partial inspections, audit form action rectification and potential vehicle breakdowns.

Monday to Friday Midnight to 0600hrs 30 hours per week

What you'll do

To carry out the following tasks below on the required or relevant vehicles in your depot and to any new vehicles your depot may acquire.

  • Assess and rectify reported defects in a timely and effective manner.
  • Diagnose faults using specialist equipment relevant to vehicles in your depot.
  • Carry out partial vehicle inspections and checks to minimize vehicle lost mileage.
  • Repair and maintain vehicles to a standard exceeding the DVSA minimum.
  • Document all work carried out as per mandatory requirements.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in line with operational requirements.
  • Work safely and adhere to all health and safety policies and processes.
  • Willingness to redeploy to other sites on temporary basis, sickness cover etc
  • Monitor and rectify any actions arising from National Express Audits
  • Attend Roadside Breakdowns as required

What you will need

  • NVQ level 3 or equivalent. Experience can be considered following competence assessment.
  • PCV or HGV knowledge / Experience is essential
  • Current UK Driving License
  • PCV License
  • Apprentice trained preferable

We offer a wide range of benefits such as

  • "Golden Hello" scheme where you will receive a 1,000 bonus after 6 months of working with us
  • One off Tool Allowance of 250
  • Free National Express Coach travel for yourself
  • Complimentary coach travel for a nominated person or complimentary coach travel for a Spouse or Partner
  • 50% discount for friends and family on full fares on our coach services
  • Clear and achievable career progression
  • Company pension
  • Private online GP service
  • Life assurance
  • Variety of retail deals and discounts including days out, cinema and mobile
  • Employee Assistance Programme

National Express is proud to be a Disability Committed organisation. We therefore welcome applications from disabled candidates. Please let us know in your application if you have any accessibility needs.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we receive a high volume of applications before the advertised closed date.

Things to Note

At National Express, we are really proud of our health and safety record and as a result, we operate a Drugs and Alcohol Policy which is applicable to all employees.

As part of your initial assessment, we will complete Drug and Alcohol testing and you may be subject to random tests during your employment.