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Bus Mechanic Apprenticeships

If you like heavy duty or large scale engineering, then one of the following Bus Mechanic Apprenticeships could be just for you. There are a range of exciting roles with Bus Dealers all across the country, either as a Service Technician, Parts Advisor, or Body Repairer.

Working on buses is just as much of a challenge as working on cars – only everything is much bigger! As more cities invest in new modern buses, the demand for Bus Mechanics to service them is only going to increase.

Here are just four companies which offer Bus Mechanic Apprenticeships throughout the UK, including Northern Ireland.

Bus Mechanic Apprenticeships: MAN Truck & Bus

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Bus Mechanic Apprenticeships – MAN Truck and Bus UK

 

MAN Trucks offers the following roles at MAN Truck & Bus Dealers across the country:

  • Business/Administration
  • Parts Advisor
  • Service Technician (Bus & Truck)

It takes 3 years to complete the training, most of which takes place at your local MAN dealer where you will be employed. You will also receive further training at MAN’s Training Academy in Bristol.

To apply, you will need to have or expect to achieve:

  • 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above.

For further details and to apply, click here.

 

Bus Mechanic Apprenticeships: Mercedes-Benz

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Bus Mechanic Apprenticeships – Mercedes-Benz UK

 

Mercedes-Benz offers the following roles at Dealers across the UK:

  • Commercial Vehicle Technician

The training takes 3 years to complete, with 10 x 1 week blocks of training for the first two years. You will also receive on-the-job training at your Mercedes-Benz Dealer. There are excellent career prospects once you complete the training. More than 60% of Apprentices still work for Mercedes-Benz after 10 years of service.

During the training, you will learn to diagnose and repair faults through practical and theoretical learning. You will also learn how to service and maintain vehicles of more than 3.5 tonnes. This will include learning how to use the STAR diagnostic tools.

To apply, you will need to have or expect to achieve:

  • 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above in Maths, English Language and IT.

Recruitment takes place between January and August each year, with a start date in September.

For further details and to apply, click here.

 

Bus Mechanic Apprenticeships: Stagecoach

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Bus Mechanic Apprenticeships – Stagecoach

 

Stagecoach employs around 34,000 people and runs more than 11,000 buses and trains across the UK. The company takes on apprentices in the following roles:

  • Mechanical and Electrical engineering
  • Body Repair and Paint

Each programme takes 4 years to complete. The first 3 years are spent in the depot, working towards an Advanced Apprenticeship in Bus and Coach Engineering Maintenance. You will also receive further training at a training college in either Wolverhampton or Glasgow. The 4th year of the programme is a bespoke training programme designed by Stagecoach UK Bus.

Once you have completed the training, you will have the skills required to maintain Stagecoach’s fleet of 7,000 buses and coaches.

To apply, you will need to have or expect to achieve:

  • 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above.

You can apply from May, with roles starting in August.

For further details and to apply, click here.

 

Bus Mechanic Apprenticeships: Translink
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Bus Mechanic Apprenticeships – Translink, Northern Ireland

 

Translink operates a number of bus, coach and rail services in Northern Ireland. It has a fleet of more than 1,400 buses and coaches which all require regular maintenance. As a result, the company takes on apprentices in the following roles:

  • Technical Trades – Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • Body Trades – Sheet Metal, Body Building and Painting

Each programme takes 4 years to complete. If you apply for the Technical Trades role, you will spend one day per week at a local college. The rest of the time you will work as an Apprentice at an Ulsterbus or Metro workshop. In contrast, Body Trades Apprentices attend college in Coventry for three weeks at a time, four times a year.

To apply, you will need to have or expect to achieve:

  • 5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above.

For further details and to apply, click here.

 

Bus Mechanic Apprenticeships – where next?
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Bus Mechanic Apprenticeships – Mercedes-Benz eCitaro with all-electric drive

 

Hopefully this blog has shown you that there are many Bus Mechanic Apprenticeships waiting for you to apply. The training you will receive will be first-class, and it will be just the start of a rewarding career in the industry. The qualifications you will earn will allow you to progress as you gain further experience.

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