Apprenticeships with Triumph

The Triumph Apprenticeship programme offers the opportunity to qualify as a Motorcycle Technician with this iconic British brand. Triumph is one of the most famous motorcycle brands in the world, with a history stretching back to 1902 and an international reputation all forms of motorsport. The company has multiple land speed records and Isle of Man TT wins, and an unrivalled product range and back catalogue.

During the 3-year Triumph Apprenticeship programme, Apprentices will receive expert training from some of the industry’s most skilled motorcycle technicians. The programme also includes 17 weeks of training from Triumph at the brand’s purpose-built training facility in Hinckley. The Triumph Apprenticeship programme gives young technicians a grounding in all forms of motorcycle technology and engineering. Apprentices will be able to diagnose and repair problems, as well as learning key financial management and legal principles. Following completion, each apprentice will receive a City & Guilds qualification in Motor Vehicle Engineering.

The Triumph Apprenticeship Programme is an industry leading training scheme that, first of all, helps you find a real job with a Triumph Dealer in your area. Secondly, the programme also provides you with all the training needed to qualify as a Triumph Motorcycle Technician.

You will need to demonstrate practical and industry competence (knowledge and skills) to achieve a level 3 qualification. You will also need to achieve level 2 English and Maths prior to the completion of your apprenticeship, if you do not have any prior qualifications.

Some highlights of Triumph’s history include:

1902 The first Triumph motorcycle is produced, powered by a 2.2hp Minerva engine and subsequently known as No. 1.

1927 The Coventry factory, now standing at 500,000 sq ft and employing 3000 people, produces 30,000 units per annum.

1937 Triumph unveils the 498cc Speed Twin (T100) that has a top speed of over 90 mph. It is the definitive British motorcycle and establishes a pattern for Triumph bikes that will last more than 40 years.

1954 Marlon Brando rides a 650cc Thunderbird 6T in ‘The Wild One’.

1955 Johnny Allen hits 193 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats, riding a streamliner with a tuned 650cc Thunderbird motor. Triumph holds the absolute motorcycle land speed record for 15 consecutive years, except for one brief 33-day period.

1959 The iconic T120 Bonneville 650 launches. It soon becomes one of the greatest motorcycles and the highest selling British twin of all time.

1963 Bud Edkins rides, jumps and crashes a TR6 650 Trophy in the iconic film ‘The Great Escape’. Movie legend, Steve McQueen also rode the motorbike during the filming.

1966 The Gyronaut X-1, a streamliner powered by two Triumph 650cc motors, records 245.6 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

1968 Evel Knievel attempts to jump the fountain at Caesar’s Palace casino in Las Vegas on a Triumph Bonneville.

1969 Malcolm Uphill wins the Isle of Man Production TT on a Triumph Bonneville and sets the first-ever lap over 100 mph on a production motorcycle.

2003 Kiwi Bruce Anstey wins the Isle of Man TT on the new Daytona 600 supersports bike

2004 The Triumph Rocket III is launched, featuring the largest production motorcycle engine in the world, with a 2.3-litre 3-cylinder engine.

Roles Available with Triumph

The Triumph Apprenticeship programme offers the following Apprenticeships with Triumph dealerships nationwide:

  • Motorcycle Technician Apprentice

Education Requirements for Triumph

In order to apply for the Triumph Apprenticeship programme, you will need to demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • 2 GCSEs Grade C in English and Maths

However, providing the applicant is willing to take on additional learning outside of the training, Grade C GCSE may not be required prior to application. Candidates will be provided with the necessary training and support to achieve these qualifications prior to the completion of the Apprenticeship programme.

When can I apply for an apprenticeship at Triumph?

Please refer to the Triumph website for details of when to apply for the Triumph Apprenticeship programme with a Triumph dealership.


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