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Apprentice Vehicle Body Builder/Fitter x 2 (King Highway Products)

Apprentice Vehicle Body Builder/Fitter x 2

The King Group of Companies

Job Title:  Apprentice Vehicle Body Builder/Fitter

Location:  King Highway Products, Market Harborough (LE16)

Hours:  Monday – Thursday, 07:00 – 16:00, 34 hours per week

Rate of Pay:  Up to £5.50 per hour + Outstanding Training

Additional Benefits:  27 days holiday (including bank holidays), Free parking, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance.

Contract Type:  Apprenticeship programme with opportunities for a permanent role upon completion of training

The Company:

The King Group of Companies has been providing transport equipment solutions for more than 60 years and is now part of the Martin Group of Companies. King’s client base includes blue chip companies in the defence, energy and highways sectors.

King Highway Products are the UK’s industry leader in the design and manufacture of specialist traffic management vehicles ranging from 3.5t to 32t, including Impact Protection Vehicles (IPVs). Partnerships between our in-house design team and leading innovative European manufacturers such as Verdegro and Nissen keep our products at the forefront of the market, while our highly trained team of mobile service engineers provide 24/7 breakdown coverage nationwide.

The Opportunity:

Due to continuing business expansion, King Highway Products are looking for two apprentices to join our fantastic team. The apprentices will be specialising in commercial vehicle body building/fitting (including mechanical and electrical fittings), converting commercial vehicle manufacturers’ chassis cabs to bespoke highway industry vehicles with specialist lorry bodies, lights, surveillance and safety equipment to the highest standards. The successful candidates will also gain experience within our service department which will include anything from diagnostics to repairing vehicles that have been involved in an RTC.

This is a brilliant opportunity for two hard working and committed individuals with a minimum of three GCSEs at grades C/4 or above, to begin an exciting and worthwhile career, working alongside an established and committed workforce.

The Role:

Full training provided will be provided to carry out a variety of tasks including:

  • Install of mechanical brackets, cut chassis members to required length, drill as required for bracket attachment
  • Cut, bend, fit and assemble components, using hand tools and portable power tools
  • Mount traffic management cushions and light boards to chassis brackets, connect mechanically and electrically
  • Install electrical wiring for dome lights, taillights, brake lights and other equipment according to specified procedures
  • Spray or brush paint primer or protective coating on wood and metal surfaces
  • Following safe systems of work during the process of electrical and mechanical fitting
  • General labouring, vehicle maintenance and workshop duties

Next Steps:

If you are looking for a new challenge and feel you have the skills to take on this exciting role then please either, submit your CV or complete our online operative application form below stating your salary expectations.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from any suitably qualified persons.