Apprentice Vehicle Workshop Technician, Enfield

Job Type Maintenance and Facilities
Location Bracknell - Central Vehicle Workshop
Partnership Level 10
Closing Date 24/04/2021
Vacancy Type Temporary
Salary £8.91 - £15.64
Salary Frequency Hourly
Hours of Work 37.5


Pay rates are negotiable dependent on relevant skills and experience.


What’s the role about?

  • John Lewis Partnership Heavy Commercial Vehicle Technicians are the lifeblood of our logistics network. Without them, our shelves would be empty and our customers disappointed. Our Vehicle Technicians are encouraged to manage their own time, while being proactive to ensure our Commercial Fleet is maintained. 

  • You’ll gain the qualifications you need to do the job and the opportunity of securing a permanent LCV Technician role with us at the end of your apprenticeship.

What you’ll be doing

  • Servicing and repairing any of our Commercial Vehicles.

  • Maintaining a compliant and safe working environment.

  • Learning Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) engineering principles – including vehicle applications, configurations, designs, diagnostics, technologies and vehicle testing standards and maintenance schedules 

  • Learning HCV engineering practices – including inspecting, servicing, maintaining vehicles and trailers, quality checks and roadside assistance 

  • Using engineering tools and equipment – including hand and power tools, engineering and technical manuals and diagnostic and electrical measuring equipment 

  • Teamwork– including effective written and verbal communication skills, working as part of a team and taking ownership and responsibility when required

Although much of the training will be flexible and tailored to your individual needs, there is an overall structure to the Apprenticeship Scheme:

You’ll start with an induction day which will introduce you to the Apprenticeship Programme.

You will work alongside a mentor who will be an experienced member of the team. They will support you through the programme and help you put into practice what you learn.

Your People Manager and your Apprentice Coach from the external Training company will be working with you and supporting you during your Apprenticeship.

From the beginning, you will start to work through various elements of your programme. This will include a mix of ‘on-the-job’ and ‘off-the-job’ training. You’ll meet regularly with your People Manager and Apprentice Trainer to plan your learning.  There will also be college attendance to complete your Apprenticeship.

What you’ll have:

  • English and Maths GCSE Grade C or Level 4

  • A full UK clean driving licence, to eventually obtain a full B class driving licence

  • a proven interest in the commercial vehicle/vehicle industry

What else could you bring:

  • Good interpersonal and IT skills

Additional Information

  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early ​

  • The application form consists of a CV upload, an online test followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time.



We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership click here -

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