Apprentice bus & coach technician required

4 days ago Wed 13th Jan 2021


We currently have an opening for an apprentice bus & coach technician specialising in the maintenance and repair of buses and coaches. The role is demanding as the successful applicant will be working on a range of vehicles while learning their trade to a nationally recognised standard. Vehicles are becoming increasingly complex and it is essential that technicians are fully trained to work on the latest vehicle technology. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and hardworking person.

Tasks the successful candidate can expect to carry out:

  • Vehicle servicing
  • General repairs
  • Suspension repairs
  • Brake inspections and repairs
  • Safety inspection
  • General maintenance of Buses & Coaches

Weekly wage


Working week

Mon-Thurs 8am-16:30 Friday 8am-15:30

Total hours per week: 39.00

Expected duration

4 years

Possible start date

01 Feb 2021

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good practical skills
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

Personal qualities

  • Good time keeping and willing to learn
  • Team player
  • Proactive approach in maintaining customer standards
  • Reliable

Desired qualifications

GCSE's, Functional Skills or Key Skills at grade C/Level 1 or above in English, maths and ICT or equivalent.

Work experience/prior knowledge is beneficial but not essential.

Future prospects

Full training to level 3. At the successful completion of training the intention is for the apprentice to be offered full-time employment as a skilled Bus & Coach Technician.
Further training may be made available for IRTEC (Institute of Road Transport Engineers) or a management qualification. As a company we are committed to providing development and training opportunities to our employees.

Things to consider

The competition for apprenticeship placements is strong. Please ensure your application is tailored to the type of apprenticeship you are applying for. Please also pay attention to presentation, spelling and grammar and include any relevant experience, hobbies/interests or qualifications.
The role can be physically demanding at times.

To apply:

Please reply in writing to:

Ian Challoner Depot Engineer

Salisbury Reds Engineering Department

152-156 Castle Street