Apprenticeships


Fraikin is currently working to recruit new commercial vehicle apprentices for its nationwide network of service branches. With a fleet of over 14,000 commercial vehicles under its management, life in a Fraikin service workshop is constantly challenging and applicants must be hard-working team players who are prepared to learn a lot of new skills on the road to becoming fully qualified technicians.

What will it involve?

Fraikin has enhanced its training scheme to ensure maximum support is delivered to apprentices throughout the new three year programme. Successful candidates will receive on-the-job instruction as part of the Fraikin team, with formal training carried out over a series of three 10 day block-release periods per year.

 

This training takes place within the Transport Technology Centre at the City of Bristol College – a state-of the-art facility dedicated to providing commercial vehicle training. Travel, accommodation and subsistence are paid by Fraikin during these block release periods, with accommodation arranged with local families vetted by the college.

 

In addition there will be a formal mentoring scheme, with each apprentice appointed a mentor who is based locally and can provide support throughout the three years of training. A contribution towards setting up your toolbox demonstrates the importance that Fraikin places on attracting the right apprentices for the business, ensuring you have the best tools for your job and developing you to the best of your ability. On completing your apprenticeship and reaching the age of 21, Fraikin will also ensure you have the opportunity to take your LGV test which will be fully funded by the company.

 

Fully qualified

Once you have trained as a commercial vehicle technician you will be able to service vehicles and identify faults. You will be qualified to use highly sophisticated service diagnostic equipment and understand the workings of electrical systems. Working as a Fraikin commercial vehicle technician involves operating as part of a team with your colleagues in the branch to make sure all of our customers receive a professional service, when their vehicles are inspected, serviced and repaired.

 

How to apply

For our 2012 intake we are recruiting for the following locations: Bellshill, Central Midlands (Coventry), Enfield, Heathrow, Oldbury and Warrington, a full description of what would make you suitable to apply can be seen on our vacancies page. If you wish to apply please send your CV to recruitment@fraikin.co.uk ensuring you clearly state which location you are applying for.  Alternatively you can submit your CV or download an application form by accessing the vacancy through our Vacancies page.

 

What’s next?

If your application is successful in the first instance, you will be invited to an assessment day in July where you will be interviewed and also undertake some aptitude tests to see how suited you are for the role. Following this we will let you know whether you are successful as soon as possible.