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Engineering Apprentice (Mech/Elec) - York

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

Get paid whilst gaining the experience and qualifications to become a fully qualified Engineer with First UK Bus in York. This is a Mech/Elec apprenticeship (Mechanical and Electrical Combined)

As a Bus Engineering Apprentice, you will earn £6.25 in year 1. You will be working 38 hours per week (working hours – Monday to Friday - 07:30 to 15:45)

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 learn to understand the fundamentals of existing and emerging mechanical and electrical design and systems. You will carry out routine safety inspections and routine mechanical and electrical servicing, planned preventative maintenance and “health checks”. Training will also include inspecting, diagnosing and repairing mechanical systems, engine, fuel, coolant and transmission systems.

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

Interested? Please click on apply and fill in an application form!

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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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