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Parts/Stores Apprentice - Bath

What fuels you? Let First Bus inject some oomph into your career this September and apply for this Stores/Parts apprenticeship!

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

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 a fully qualified Stores Person

We want passionate, forward thinking people, who take pride in their work. 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 £7.46 per hour in year 1, £8.95 p/h in year 2, £10.44 p/h in year 3. We welcome applications from candidates of any age. The rates may differ depending on how old you are

What will you be doing?

You'll need to be ready to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in as you move through classroom theory to hands on. In this Apprenticeship, you'll cover everything from the management of parts function to understanding how to liaise with customers, suppliers and colleagues

Together, we'll help you build a thorough understanding of what it is like to be a Stores Person including:

  • Prepare, organise and assign parts
  • How to carry out asset audits and manage the inventory database
  • Interfacing with customers, suppliers and colleagues
  • Creating audit trails for materials and goods
  • How to ensure a smooth transfer of goods, issuing receipts and returns

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 Parts 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? Click on apply and complete an application form!

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

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UK Bus - Bath
Dorchester Street, Bath, England, BA1 1SS
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  • Company:
    First UK Bus
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  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
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  • Location:
    UK Bus - Bath
  • Closing Date:
    27 June 2021
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