Lothian buses, the largest municipal bus company in the UK, is looking for apprentices to join their award-winning engineering team!
The apprenticeship programme is open to anyone aged 16-19 with an interest in starting a career and gaining a recognised qualification in the motor industry.
At Lothian, a huge part of its Modern Apprenticeship Programme focusses on practical, hands-on learning in a garage environment, allowing trainees to gain key skills from colleagues and mentors. With the help of GTG Training, the four-year training course offers not only a Scottish Vocational Qualification, but also technical support from manufacturing specialists.
What do we do?
As the main bus operator across Edinburgh and the Lothians, Lothian is dedicated to delivering an outstanding customer experience offering a city-wide network 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Operating for over 100 years, Lothian is now one of the region’s largest employers with over 2,500 colleagues.
As part of our fleet replacement strategy, Lothian has invested heavily in the latest technology to ensure it provides an efficient, comfortable and accessible bus service. Over the last 10 years, Lothian has removed over 12,000 tonnes of CO2, 50 tonnes of NOx and 280kg of particulate matter from our operations. You will be working with these strategies, exploring new innovations, and working with evolving technologies, making this an exciting time to join the industry!
Working for Lothian, you will be part of a fantastic team who always work together to deliver a world-class service across Scotland’s capital city!
What Might a Typical Day in this Job look like?
Through the Modern Apprenticeship, you will train in all aspects of Bus & Coach Repair and Maintenance including vehicle servicing, MOT preparation, removal, replacement and overhaul of major components and electrical fault diagnostics.
The programme covers the following areas:
- Practical hands-on learning in a garage environment working on new and evolving technology
- Gaining technical skills to help maintain a fast-advancing fleet
- Conducting inspection of buses
- Contributing to safe working practices in Bus/Coach Engineering and Maintenance
- Carrying out scheduled body maintenance on vehicles
- Assessing and repairing body damage
- Using the latest workshop materials and equipment
- Setting out and assembling bus/coach body components
- And much more!
What will I learn?
Regular assessment and reviews will be undertaken within the apprentice's own workplace which aims to ensure they have the required skills to successfully complete their apprenticeship.
You will train through GTG to SCQF Level 6 in Bus & Coach Body Cladding.
What qualifications or qualities are required?
Minimum requirements for this apprenticeship are National 4 or above in Maths, English and a Science or Technical subject.
It is essential that you are literate, numerate, reliable, and keen to learn. We are looking for apprentices who are ready to start their career within this exciting industry.