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Apprentice Area Technician (Mechanic)


Main area
Fixed Term for 12 Months to meet the needs of the service
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Wrexham Workshop, Croesnewydd Road
£3.50 per hour (year 1 regardless of age)
28/10/2018 23:59

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications have been received. If you are successful and short listed for interview you will be contacted by email using the address with which you registered. Therefore, please ensure you check your email account regularly

All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

Gwahoddir ymgeiswyr i wneud cais yn Gymraeg, ni fydd unrhyw gais a gyflwynir drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na cheisiadau a wneir yn y Saesneg’



An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Area Technician to work in our Fleet Maintenance Workshop in Wrexham for the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust.

As an Apprentice Area Technician for the Trust you will be trained to NVQ/Diploma Level 3 light vehicle maintenance and repair.
You will be required to learn how to efficiently carry out repairs and planned maintenance on a range of vehicles to the requires manufacturers and Trust standards. This will be from ambulance and non-ambulance service vehicles, light commercial and heavy goods vehicles from the various vehicle manufacturers.

As an Apprentice you will have the opportunity to acquire a range of skills and experience throughout your training. Guided by your mentor and with a recognised learning provider you will be given clear learning objectives for your role. You will need to be enrolled on a National Vocational Qualification that will enable you to develop significant skills in areas that will help you perform effectively in the workplace overall.

For more information regarding the role and job specification please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

The Trust actively seeks to recruit and appoint people currently under represented in the workforce. This includes women, people with disabilities, LGBT and those from minority ethnic groups. All staff are encouraged and supported to learn Welsh.

Please expect all further correspondence relating to this vacancy to be made by email. Therefore, please ensure you regularly check your email account you have registered with NHS Jobs.

Please be sure to provide full contact details for all referees, including email addresses where possible. Failure to do so may result in significant delays in your application.

In submitting an application form, should you be appointed to the post you authorise Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details including all sickness information via the Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record(ESR).

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 28th October 2018

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The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Mark Hopwood
Tel: 01633 471013