Apprenticeships

Our business is growing and we need enthusiastic new people to help us take it forward. 

A career in Logistics is far beyond that of grimy trucks and cold warehouses, it can be a dynamic and vibrant career. An apprenticeship with Downton will provide you with all of the qualifications needed by a logistics professional, giving you extended opportunities and excellent progression routes.

The apprenticeship is open to applicants who are aged between 18-24, and hold a full category B car licence with zero penalty points.

So, if you enjoy working by yourself and would like a well-paid career that takes you all over the country, then a career on the road might just be for you.

Apprentice Application Form 2017

Training Provider

Yeovil College

Duration

One year

Entry Requirements

GCSE English and Maths at grade A* to C or equaivalent, and a proven interest in vehicle maintenance.

Course Outline

You will learn both the practice and theory you need to service and repair light vehicles in a commercial setting. Areas covered include engine units, electrical units, chassis components and transmission units.

Qualification

On completion of this apprenticeship scheme you’ll receive a Intermediate (Level 2) Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair.

Progression

Advanced (Level 3) Light Vehicle & Maintenance Repair

How to apply

Email a copy of your CV to Geoff Wright

Become a HGV apprentice and earn up to £30,000 a year once qualified

 If you enjoy working by yourself, and would like a well-paid career that takes you all over the country, then a career on the road might just be for you. LGV Drivers, also known as HGV or lorry drivers, transport and deliver goods all over the UK and overseas from distribution centres and warehouses.

We’ll give you all the training you need to kick start your career, including the acquisition of your Class 1 licence and further certificates that will provide a professional competency to work in many different roles across the business.

Overview
HGV Drivers drive in a safe and fuel efficient manner, ensuring that the right products are delivered at the right time, location and temperature (if required), with the correct documentation and within the shortest lead times. They are responsible for maintaining the integrity of load and vehicle by applying correct procedures for restraint, road, health and safety, they may work within one or more subsectors, including: shipping, removals, import/export, freight, hazardous goods, and food.

HGV Drivers will deliver to a range of settings, such as warehouses, shops and private homes, and their customer base will range from large global organisations to sole traders and private customers. They may be required to work in shifts and will usually work alone. They operate in many different localities such as inner city, towns, and rural locations.

HGV Drivers communicate with a wide range of people and customers, and strive to meet expectations by providing a quality service that encourages repeat business, showing drive and energy even when challenges arise. Individuals in this role are highly competent in using industry-recognised systems (such as systems for reporting defects) and associated services eg customer specifics on packaging or labelling, and will be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines.

Training Provider
LGS Transport Training in association with Yeovil College

Duration
The apprenticeship will take a minimum of 12 months to complete and will be reviewed after 3 years.

Entry Requirements
GCSE English and Maths at grade A* to C or equaivalent, and hold a full category B car licence with zero penalty points.

Format
Outset – Sign up and programme induction for the employer and trainee to ensure that both are aware of the commitment required and that the trainee will be working in a safe environment throughout the scheme

Stage 1 – Numeracy and Literacy Certificates (subject to GCSE results)

Stage 2 – Technical Certificate – a programme of training to ensure then trainee has the knowledge requirements to complete the NVQ and initial Driver CPC

Stage 3 – Theoretical testing. Before engaging on the practical elements trainees will complete a BTEC and modules 1 & 2 of the new LGV/PSV test requirements

Stage 4 – Practical training. An intensive driver training course in an LGV/PSV to ensure trainees have the practical skills required by the DSA

Stage 5 – Practical testing. Based from a DSA test centre trainees will complete modules 3 & 4 of the new LGV/PSV test requirements

Stage 6 – NVQ in Driving Goods Vehicles/Public Service Vehicles. Using the knowledge and practical skills developed over the apprenticeship the trainee will be observed and produce evidence to prove their competence against the NVQ standards

Qualifications
Supply Chain Specialist Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) Driver Level 2 to include;

  • Class 1 C+E HGV Licence
  • Forklift certification
  • Truck mounted forklift certificate
  • Shunter Licence
  • Driver CPC

How to Apply
Email a copy of your CV and complete apprentice application form to David Leleu

Overview

Warehouse Operatives work in a variety of warehouse environments. Work activities include taking deliveries, checking for damaged/missing items, storing goods, moving stock by various methods, picking/packing orders, loading goods for dispatch, maintaining stock records and documentation, and cleaning.

They are required to safely use a range of equipment, machinery and vehicles, as relevant to their role and setting. This could include mechanical racking systems, materials handling equipment (MHE) or fork lift trucks. Warehouse Operatives communicate with a wide range of people and customers.

They have a passion to meet customers’ expectations by providing a quality service that encourages repeat business. Individuals in this role are highly competent in using industry-recognised systems and associated services (eg Traffic/Warehouse Management Systems) and will be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines.

A Warehouse Operative will often be required to be flexible and work shifts including 4-on-4-off, days, nights, evenings and weekends. Outlined below are the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours that all Warehouse Operatives are required to demonstrate at level 2, regardless of their occupational area. .

Duration

The apprenticeship will take a minimum of 12 months to complete prior to taking the end-point assessment, and will be reviewed after 3 years.

Entry Requirements

Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for Level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end-point assessment

How to apply

Send a copy of your CV and completed apprenticeship application form to David Leleu

 

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