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Engineering Apprentice (Body Fitter) - York

We are looking for a  Bus Engineering Technician to join us for our Apprentice intake in 2019!

Get paid whilst gaining the experience and qualifications to become a fully qualified Body Engineering Technician with First UK Bus in York.

As a Body Engineering Technician apprentice, you will earn £6.25 in year 1, £7.50 in year 2, £8.74 in year 3, and £10.46 in year 4. You will be working 38 hours per week (working hours – Monday to Friday)

You'll need to be ready to roll your sleeves up and get stuck into all kinds of challenges from general maintenance and making modifications to fault diagnosis and keeping our interiors and exteriors spick and span along with learning with our partner provider who will support you throughout your learning journey with us.

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.

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.

We want people who enjoy seeing how things work and who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty, you must share our passion for achieving excellence in the smallest of detail. And take great pride in ensuring our vehicles always run efficiently, look their best and are well maintained and presented.

Entry requirements

Three GCSE's at Grade C or above in Maths. English and a Science

Selection Process

You will be required to attend an assessment day, where you will need to complete a practical skills and aptitude test. On completion if you are successful, you will be invited to attend an interview.  

The Benefits and Rewards

  • Free travel - On our buses
  • First Xclusives - Discounts on First UK rail and bus and over 3,000 offers on goods and services for you, your family and friends
  • Share in our success – Buy discounted shares in First
  • Pension – You'll automatically join our scheme and start building a pension pot
  • Free life assurance – For all members of our pension scheme.


As part of your apprenticeship, you will be required to attend vocational training at a college. This will mean that you may be away from home for a continuous period of one week every two months (in year 1, 2 and 3), so we ask that you are flexible.

You will need to attain a full driving licence and, as a clean licence is a requirement for full time employment, you will need to have passed your licence by the end of the 4-year apprenticeship.

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UK Bus - York
First York Depot, James Street, York, United Kingdom, YO10 3WW
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    First UK Bus
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  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
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    Full Time
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  • Location:
    UK Bus - York
  • Closing Date:
    23 September 2019
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