Apprentice HGV Mechanic

Farmfoods

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£9 to £15 per hour Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: 215514

We are looking to recruit a Heavy Goods Vehicle Mechanic Apprentice at our Cumbernauld Distribution Centre.

We offer a permanent full time position working shifts between the hours of 08:00am – 16:30pm, Mon-Fri each week (during your first year). After your first year, there may be some weekend work included.  

Pay, working hours & benefits:

We offer a competitive hourly pay rate which will increase each year on the programme and you will be guaranteed a minimum of 40 hours work per week. (Overtime is regularly available). 

Mec 1 - £ 4:90 (First year)

Mec 2 - £ 6:68 (Second year)

Mec 3 - £ 9:00 (Third year)

Mec 4 - £ 10:03 (Forth year)

Gar 4 - £ 15:00 (Time served)

In addition to your pay you will also benefit from:

- 30 days annual leave.

- Regular breaks during your shift (plus additional warming breaks when picking in the cold store).

- Full training provided.

- Free canteen facilities.

- 15% staff discount to use in any of our 300+ shops on a great range of food and household essentials.

- A smart uniform and all PPE provided at no cost to you.

- Free life assurance.

- Workplace pension.

The Apprenticeship:

As an HGV Technician Apprentice, you will receive practical training and instruction whilst assisting our workshop staff in the day-to-day running of the workshop and will work towards the provision of a well-maintained internal vehicle fleet.  You will learn about servicing, inspections, fault finding, diagnostic work and the removal, repair and replacement of components and technology in our workshops. 

The apprenticeship will last a total of four years.  You will spend three years completing an HGV Technician course and upon successful completion will gain an S/NVQ level three qualification.  You will be required to attend college as part of the course and will spend the remainder of your time gaining practical skills in our workshops.  The fourth year of your apprenticeship will be spent working full time in our workshop gaining valuable experience.

Your development will be ongoing during the apprenticeship and could lead to specialised training and qualifications in the following areas: fridge technician, f-gas handling and tail lift inspection.

About You:

We are looking for a committed, highly motivated and above all else passionate person who has the drive and ambition to succeed.  At Farmfoods we offer you a career, not just a job and we want to give you the opportunity to become the very best.

A bit about us:

Farmfoods are a family business with ambition. We pride ourselves on offering our customers great value, quality products from clean and tidy shops with the friendliest team in retail.

We aim to offer sensational value to customers on a great range of everyday family oriented goods.  We back up our sensational value with a focus on delivering an ‘old fashioned’, genuine and friendly customer experience.

Our HGV mechanics are the backbone of our distribution operation and are essential to ensuring our shops have everything they need to deliver a great service to our customers.

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