Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Apprentice Technician – NL COMMERCIALS MANAGEMENT LTD

A fantastic opportunity to work in a specialist motor vehicle company who are looking to employ someone long term. The nature of the work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment.

Reference number: VAC1000079521


Wage – £10,004.80 per annum
Duration – 36 months
Start date – 7 October 2022
Posted – 16/09/2022

Working Week:

Shifts to be confirmed. Total hours per week: 40 hours a week.

Apprenticeship level




What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties to include:

  • Conducting routine heavy vehicle maintenance
  • Removing and replacing heavy vehicle chassis units and components
  • Inspecting Heavy Vehicles
  • Supporting job roles in the Automotive environment
  • Learning about the materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in Automotive environment
  • Removing and replacing heavy vehicle units and components
  • Learning about heavy vehicle engine mechanical, lubrication and cooling system units and components
  • Learning about heavy vehicle fuel, air supply and exhaust system units and components
  • Removing and replacing heavy vehicle electrical units and components
  • Learning about removing and replacing heavy vehicle transmission and driveline units and components
  • Diagnosing and rectifying vehicle auxiliary electrical faults
  • Inspecting heavy vehicles to comply with legal requirements
  • Diagnosing and rectifying heavy vehicle engine faults
  • Diagnosing and rectifying heavy vehicle chassis system faults
  • Learning about diagnosing and rectification of heavy vehicle transmission and driveline faults

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The successful candidates will be enrolled on the Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 apprenticeship standard. As a motor vehicle apprentice, you will be studying one day a week at our college’s specialist Engineering Centre which boasts state-of-the-art equipment and workshops. You will find all the relevant workshops and demonstration areas required for you to complete your studies with Kirklees College.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of securing permanent employment on successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working
Good time keeping
Strong work ethic
Honest and trustworthy


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade 4/C or above) essential

About the employer


Brown Avenue, Unit 16B, Leeds LS11 0EN
NL Commercials is a family owned vehicle rental company, we have been supplying vehicle hire solutions to our customers for over 35 years. NL originally dates back to 1985 when Nigel Lella first purchased the Rouse Mill Lane site in Batley, West Yorkshire. Nigels Mum & Dad helped finance the purchase by re-mortgaging their family home to raise enough money to purchase the property. Originally the company was a vehicle repair centre, carrying out repairs on anything from cars to trucks, Nigel would also sell a few vehicles on the small forecourt. As the workshop got busier and busier, customers would start asking for a loan vehicle while their vehicle was off the road. This is when Nigel saw the hole in the market and stepped in, we supplied our very first official rental vehicle in 1989. From humble beginning NL is now the largest Independent rental company in the North of England, supplying over 2500 vehicles Nationally. As a family business, we pride ourselves on the quality of our service which is second to none. We’ve not only built up a wealth of knowledge in the lease hire world, but we’ve forged a reputation for great value and unwavering customer care, too.

Closing date: 30 September 2022