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Coachbuilder Apprentice - Norwich

What fuels you? Let First Bus inject some oomph into your career this September!

Our energetic team at First Bus looks after over 5000 vehicles nationwide, including the latest innovations in public transport, hydrogen, electric and hybrid bus's - want to get your hands on one?

We've a range of Engineering Apprenticeships available, so whatever fires up your motor, we've got something to suit!

We're specifically looking to invest in a handful of people like you to train and become fully qualified Coachbuilder

We want passionate, forward thinking people, who take pride in their work to help build and maintain a zero-emission fleet of vehicles. You'll gain qualifications, a dedicated apprenticeship support programme, a competitive salary, and benefits, such as free travel passes, thrown in for good measure! For all your classroom-based learning you'll attend at one of our fantastic venues with great student facilities, 24 hour safeguarding, student accommodation and much more.

The salary is £5.89 per hour in year 1, £6.53 p/h in year 2, £9.14 p/h in year 3. We welcome applications from candidates of any age. The rates may differ depending on how old you are

You'll need to be ready to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in as you move through classroom theory to hands on learning.

In this Apprenticeship, you will learn to manufacture, repair and fit body parts, panels and body fixings access panels. Undertake repairs or complete fabrication processes using Gas, Mig or Tig welding. We will teach you to use specialist body repair equipment, preparations and finishing processes, including painting and much more to keep our interiors and exteriors spick and span!

You will carry out the foundations tasks involving basic mechanical and electrical and coachbuilder procedures including: the safe use of hand tools and workshop equipment; safe use of power tools; the use of mechanical and electronic measuring equipment; test equipment and gauges.

What you need!

  • Three GCSE's at a Grade 4 or above in Maths, English and a Science, or the equivalent, i.e. Grade C.

What we offer you!

  • Up to 5 weeks holiday (plus Public Holidays)
  • Free bus travel for you and your family
  • £6 all-day train travel on our Rail Services (Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, Avanti, Trans Pennine Express, Hull trains)
  • High Street discounts
  • Company pension

We will also provide you with boots, overalls and specialist equipment so no need to worry about being safe/protected!  All the gear… and the right idea!

What are the requirements?

As part of your apprenticeship you'll attend several skills workshops and will be required to attend training at a college/partner provider. This will mean you may be away from home (dependent on your location) every few months for a period of one week (in year 1, 2 and 3). You'll be provided with plenty of notice and all travel and accommodation is arranged for you. 

Obtaining a driving licence by the end of the 3 year programme is desirable. Once you have completed your apprenticeship you will gain a Level 3 Coachbuilder Engineering Bus and Coach qualification

Selection Process

If you're application is successful, as part of the assessment process we'll invite you to complete a skills-based assessment, short Maths and English test and a face to face interview. The successful candidates will join First Bus in September 2021.

Interested? As we aim to have best Coachbuilders in the business… we need the best apprentices. We need you!

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if a high number of applications are received.

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UK Bus - Norwich, Roundtree Way
First Roundtree Way Depot, Roundtree Way, Norwich, England, NR7 8ZZ
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  • Company:
    First UK Bus
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  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
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  • Location:
    UK Bus - Norwich, Roundtree Way
  • Closing Date:
    27 June 2021
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