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Apprenticeships in Wales

You may be surprised to learn there are many different companies offering Apprenticeships in Wales. In fact, the Automotive industry offers Apprenticeships all across Wales.

Almost every reasonable-sized town will have several car dealerships which offer Service Technician, Service Advisor or Parts Advisor Apprenticeships. Some will also offer Body Repair and Paint Technician Apprenticeships.

However, the focus of this blog is to show you there are also several companies which offer Apprenticeships in Wales – particularly in the Truck and Off-Highway segments. First of all, let’s look at Truck Apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships in Wales: Truck Apprenticeships

Iveco Trucks:
Apprenticeships with Iveco Trucks include:Apprenticeships in Wales - Iveco Truck Apprenticeships - Iveco Tracker

  • Heavy Vehicle Technician.
  • Service Technician.
  • Parts Consultant.

Apprentices are enrolled for a 3 year training programme. Specialised training is also delivered at the brand’s new Technical Training Centre at CNH in Basildon. Iveco Trucks has dealerships in Caerphilly, Swansea, Haverfordwest and another in Glen Conwy.

MAN Truck & Bus:
Apprenticeships with MAN Truck & Bus UK include:

  • Business/Administration.
  • Parts Advisor.
  • Service Technician.

Each programme is a 3 year structured training Apprenticeship, with training also provided by the S&B Automotive Academy in Bristol. MAN Truck & Bus UK has dealerships in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and another in Wrexham.

Renault Trucks:
Apprenticeships in Wales with Renault Trucks include:

  • Heavy Vehicle Service Technician.
  • Parts Advisor.

The Heavy Vehicle Advanced Apprenticeship is a 3 year programme, while the Parts Advisor Apprenticeship is a 2 year programme. Training is also provided by the Renault Training Academy at Stephenson College in Coalville. Renault Trucks has dealerships in Cardiff and another in Deeside.

Scania Trucks:
Apprenticeships with Scania Trucks depend on the needs of the local Scania business, but example roles can include:Apprenticeships in Wales - Scania Trucks Apprenticeships - Scania P 410 XT 8x4 tipper

  • Heavy Vehicle Technician.
  • Parts Advisor.
  • Sales.
  • Customer Service.
  • Business Administration.
  • Team Leading.
  • Management.

Non-technical Apprenticeships typically take between 12 months and 2 years. Technical Apprenticeships such as Heavy Vehicle Technician can take 3 to 4 years. Training is also undertaken at the Scania Training Centre. Scania Trucks has dealerships in Cardiff, Llanelli and another in Mold.

Volvo Trucks:
Apprenticeships in Wales with Volvo Trucks include:

  • Heavy Vehicle Service Technician.
  • Parts Advisor.

The Heavy Vehicle Advanced Apprenticeship is a 3 year programme, while the Parts Advisor Apprenticeship is a 2 year programme. Training is also provided at the Volvo Trucks Training Academy at Stephenson College in Coalville. Volvo Trucks has dealerships in Llanfyrnach, Newport, Pontypridd and another in Swansea.

Apprenticeships in Wales: Off-Highway Vehicles

Apprenticeships with CLAAS include:

  • Agricultural Technician.

This is a 4 year programme. Apprentices receiving training during Year 2 at the CLAAS UK headquarters at Saxham and also at the CLAAS Group headquarters in Harsewinkel, Germany in Year 3. CLAAS has dealerships in Dolgellau, Pwllheli and another in Whitland.

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Finning CAT:
Apprenticeships in Wales with Finning CAT include:

  • Heavy Vehicle Service Technician.
  • Parts Advisor.

Since the Apprenticeships depend on the needs fo the local business, they can take between 2 and 4 years to complete. Further training is also provided by Finning CAT at its dedicated training Academy at its Cannock HQ.

Apprenticeships with JCB at its Wrexham location include:

  • JCB Transmission.
  • JCB Drive Systems.

A wide range of other Apprenticeships are also available at JCBs other locations such as Stoke-on-Trent and Hixon in the West Midlands.

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Volvo Construction Equipment:
Apprenticeships in Wales with Volvo Construction Equipment include:

  • Field Service Engineer Apprenticeship.

This is a 4 year programme with training provided in partnership with the National Construction College. Work-based learning is carried out at your local Volvo Customer Support Centre, as well as Volvo courses at the company’s Technical Training Centre in Cambridgeshire. Volvo Construction Equipment has dealerships in Cardiff, Criccieth, Llangefin, and another in Ruthin.

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EMR Metal Recycling:
Apprenticeships with EMR Metal Recycling include:

  • Driving Goods Vehicles.
  • IT.
  • Operations.
  • Plant Maintenance.
  • Shipping Administration.

These programmes last for 1 to 3 years, with Operations and Plant Maintenance taking 3 years to complete. EMR Metal Recycling has a depot in Cardiff.

Linde Material Handling:
Apprenticeships in Wales with Linde Material Handling include:Apprenticeships in Wales - Linde Apprenticeships - Linde-series-394-h40-h50-engine-forklift

  • Forklift Truck Maintenance and Repair.

The training programme follows the Fork Lift Truck Industry standards, so it lasts for 4 years. Training is also provided by the FTEC’s Training Academy. Linde Material Handling has a depot in Bridgend.

Apprenticeships in Wales: Conclusion

In conclusion, the above details have demonstrated there are a wide range of interesting and challenging Apprenticeships in Wales. Most of the roles are available either in the South or very North-East parts of Wales, where the main large towns and cities are located. Therefore, you just need to know where to look, and to widen your horizons to consider different types of Apprenticeships in Wales.

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