Dial-a-Ride - Light Vehicle Repair - Level 3

How long: 3.5 years

Where: London

Salary: £21,824                 

What you'll need

  • You must be 18 years old by the start of the scheme
  • For those who don't have a GCSE Level 4 (Grade C and above) or Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English, you must achieve Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English while completing your apprenticeship. You'll be supported to achieve this
"I enjoy working at Dial-a-Ride as it gives me the opportunity to learn on the job, while being in full-time employment."

Job overview

Our Engineers focus on the assets that form the foundation of our transport system.

Light Vehicle Repair Apprentices work on the Dial-a-Ride (DaR) fleet, which offers a free, door-to-door transport service for mobility-impaired people.

As well as learning about general maintenance of all the vehicles, you'll also get involved in the latest technology and innovations we're exploring.

This may include projects involving electric buses, kinetic energy regeneration and storage and thermal energy.

What you'll be doing

As an apprentice, your three-and-a-half-year training will be with DaR, mostly at its main maintenance centre.

You'll work with a small dedicated team of fully qualified technicians, dealing with the service maintenance and repair of our modern fleet of Euro 6 ULEZ compliant vehicles.

Where this career can take you

Upon successful completion of this scheme, you'll be a fully qualified light vehicle technician with a qualification that is recognised throughout the motor industry.

Subject to availability, you could roll off into the position of Vehicle Maintenance Technician working on our fleet of 260 vehicles, or as a Vehicle Maintenance Assistant working across eight different locations in London.

You may also enjoy opportunities that arise to further upskill, attending courses on the latest innovations such as Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Systems.