Head Office Mayfield Edinburgh

Apprentice HGV Workshop Technician, Dalkeith

The NWH Group is a second-generation family business headquartered in Midlothian. Servicing the whole of Scotland and the north east of England from ten sites, the NWH Group’s vision is to eliminate waste by transforming it into a valuable product.

On this journey to eliminate waste we provide waste collection services to the Commercial & Industrial, Office, Leisure & Retail and Construction industries. Collecting waste with our fleet of Trade Refuse, Skip, Tipper, Grab and Walking Floor articulated vehicles, we transport materials to our material recycling facilities where we produce and recover valuable products such as metals, cardboard, paper, washed sands, biomass for energy and animal bedding. 

The business is now ready for the next phase of growth following strong trading performances. We are recruiting to expand our team to deliver this growth. 

The NWH Group has strong family values and cultures which underpin the recruitment process. Do you want to work for a business which puts safety and compliance at the forefront of everything? Would you like to be part of a team who never settle and are always aiming higher, who value each other’s contributions and who always strive to deliver that local service whilst part of a national business? If the answer is yes, then we may have the position for you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual looking to begin a career as a HGV Workshop Technician to join the NWH Group as an apprentice.

This apprenticeship is a 4-year commitment, where full training and exposure to the workings of a busy workshop environment will be gained, as well as a qualification in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the individual will become a fully qualified HGV Technician within the business.

This is a full-time position on a minimum 40 hour contract, with an average working week of 50 hours per week.

This role offers a flat rate of £4.81 per hour for the first 8 hours worked Monday to Friday and time and a half for any thereafter or all day on a Saturday. This equates to an approximate annual earnings of £13,759 per annum for the first year of the apprenticeship.

Should criteria be met, the basic hourly rate will increase to the national minimum wage for the age of the individual after 12 months.

We maintain our own varied fleet of vehicles including Tippers, Skips, Hooks, Artics, trailers, Bin Lorries and Road Sweepers which are essential in our day to day delivery of services that we provide to the Construction and Waste Industries. Full training on the above machinery will be provided by our experienced HGV Workshop Technician Mechanics.

We are looking for someone who is a team player and is eager to learn and excel in their new career. The individual should have great attention to detail and have a flexible attitude to work.

A Valid Driver’s Licence is essential.

In return, the NWH Group offers;

·        Learning on the job

·        Further education enrolment to abtain the HGV Mechanic Technician Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Heave Vehicle Maintenance and Repair along with an IMI Diploma

·        Average Weekly Pay for Holidays

·        Group Pension Scheme

·        Death in Service Benefit

For more information, or to apply, please apply on this page, e-mail a CV to careers@nwhgroup.co.uk or call 0333 320 4000 (option 3).

Job Type: Full-time

The NWH Group is an equal opportunities employer.​​​​​​

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