Heavy Vehicle Apprentice

Heavy Vehicle Apprentice

Transport and Travel

A Heavy Vehicle Apprentice is trained to repair and maintain large vehicles such as buses and lorries. The apprenticeship typically last about 4 years followed by a placement with a company.

Personal skills

Entry requirements are 5 GCSEs grade D and above. The apprenticeship works towards an NVQ 3. Skills: good communication skills; willingness to learn; good technical ability; attention to detail; team-working.


£14,000 to £19,000 per year

Key skills




Transport and Travel

  • There are 65,280 enterprises in the UK travel and transport sector
  • The total UK travel and transport workforce is approximately 1,753 million
  • The number of women employed in the sector is set to increase from 22% to 30% over the 4 years
  • 8% of the UK transport and travel workforce is self-employed
  • Over the next 10 years, a requirement in excess of 250,000 new recruits is forecast