Trainee Service and Maintenance Technician
Motus Commercials
Manchester, GB
3d ago

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Motus Commercials has launched a brand-new training programme to attract new talent into its workshops.

The Service and Maintenance Technician Programme has been developed to give people an opportunity to start a new career as a Commercial Vehicle Technician.

Aimed at candidates with no technical knowledge or experience, the two-year internal course will be the first steppingstone for a fulfilling career with Motus Commercials.

An exciting chance to start something new, colleagues will hit the ground running in one of Motus Commercials’ state-of-the-art workshops, receiving on the job training whilst earning the standard living wage.

Successful completion of the course will provide a Level 1 Commercial Vehicle Technician status and the opportunity for even further education.

At Motus Commercials one of our core values is we believe Our Colleagues Are Our Most Important Asset and you can be assured that should you be offered a position with us on this new training programme the training you will receive will be of high quality within a Brilliant Team .

One of our other core values is Together We Make a Difference and it is our ambition to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

To apply for a trainee service and maintenance technician with us you can apply via the system or please text Trainee to 66777 and one of our Recruitment Team will give you a call.

What Will You Be Doing?

Motus Commercials are hiring a trainee service & maintenance technician for our Manchester Dealership who over a 2-year period will be trained to service and repair vehicles in a safe and economical manner through the supervision of a fully qualified Technician.

  • To observe and understand how to be able to diagnose a fault.
  • To undertake hands on training within the Service Department by taking instruction from your nominated mentor.
  • To attend recognised courses of instruction and achieve the correct pass mark for each course.
  • To abide by the rules and regulation of the Company.
  • To obey the instructions issued by the Company or it’s authorised representatives.
  • To always work to the best of his / her ability.
  • To respect the property of the Company and any property for which the Company is responsible, or which is in their care.
  • To assist with general housekeeping duties required within the workshop.
  • To maintain a high standard of cleanliness within the working area and a presentable personal appearance whilst always observing the Group Health & Safety and Environmental Policy.
  • To report any broken or faulty equipment to your Supervisor / Manager in line with our Group Health & Safety Policy.
  • Who Are We Looking for?

    As a Trainee with Motus Commercials, you will need to :

  • Be driven by your own initiative & an excellent communicator with the ability to maintain positive relationships.
  • Have a keen interest in the Industry and be able to follow instructions
  • Be enthusiastic, committed, and confident with an analytical and methodical way of thinking
  • Be highly motivated with an eye for detail.
  • Hold a genuine interest in mechanical engineering on commercial vehicles.
  • Applications for the trainee positions will close on Monday 31st January 2022. Following this, if shortlisted, you will be invited to attend a regional recruitment day held centrally around the dealership you have applied for where you will have an opportunity to meet the team and complete a mechanical aptitude test.

    As stated above, no experience is required just willingness to learn, eagerness for a career, ability to work as a Team and become a Brilliant colleague.

    What’s In It For You?

    From day 1 as a Motus Commercials colleague, you will have access to a comprehensive benefits package including :

  • Industry Leading Training
  • Family & Friends Discounted Car Scheme.
  • 31 days holiday per year (inclusive of Bank Holidays) rising to 33 on celebration of 5 years’ service.
  • Team Member Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme with employer contribution.
  • Onsite mental health first aiders.
  • Discounted Healthcare scheme.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Being Brilliant awards.
  • Career progression opportunities.
  • Internal engagement initiatives
  • Retail discounts saving £££'s at high street stores, health & beauty, going out, travel and much more.
  • The opportunity to be part of a Brilliant Team
  • We also pride ourselves on offering internal and external training and development opportunities along with realistic career paths for each member of our team through our People Partnership initiative.

    Who Are We?

    We have a network of 32 dealer locations across the United Kingdom including 4 body-shops and accident repair centres. We are the largest DAF Trucks dealer group in the UK and Europe, with 30 DAF franchise locations, 14 of which have ATF sites with the ability to carry out DVSA MOT’s on commercial vehicles, together with locations for our partnership with ISUZU Trucks and TRP Parts.

    Our LCV portfolio is ever expanding, with 19 dealer locations at present, offering sales and / or service opportunities for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Ford Transit Commercial Vehicles, Fiat Professional, ISUZU Pick-up, Maxus and Best Van Deals Used Commercial Vehicles.

    We are committed to supporting HGV and LCV operators to the highest standards, maximising vehicle uptime. We offer a wide range of sales, service and parts solutions to suit the varying needs of both individual vehicle users and fleet operators.

    Our intention is to provide vehicle and aftersales packages on an efficient, value for money basis.

    Many of our locations offer extended hours providing flexibility and optimising vehicle availability. We are committed to continuous technical training for colleagues including a substantial apprenticeship programme, which currently has over 100 apprentices in training.

    We also offer pathways with manufacturer specific recognised training / qualifications for both HGV and LCV colleagues, offering further development during their career with us.


    Motus Commercials is a Division of Motus Group (UK) Limited, is a subsidiary of Motus Holdings Limited, a diversified (non-manufacturing) South African company centred on the automotive sector and founded initially as a single car dealership in 1948.

    Today, it is a business listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, turning over close to £4.5 billion and employing some 16,000 people across its operations in South Africa, the UK and Australia.

    Motus Group (UK) Limited manages the automotive interests of Motus Holdings Limited in the United Kingdom. These include 115 vehicle franchise outlets at 78 locations.

    Motus Group (UK) Limited operates the UK’s largest independent commercial vehicle dealer group and, with its passenger vehicle interests included, ranks inside the Top 15 of all UK automotive dealer groups.

    Motus Group (UK) Limited consists of 4 operating divisions, which include Motus Commercials, Pentagon Motor Group, Motus Mercedes and Motus Vehicle Solutions.

    The Company has annual revenues of over £1 billion and employs almost 3000 people across all its UK operations.

    Motus Commercials is protected by trademarks; we do not consent to agencies / recruiters using the name and / or logo without explicitly instructed by us.

    Any agency / recruiter found to be using the Motus Commercials name and logo may find themselves subject to court proceedings for injunctive relief to prevent them from continuing the use of the name and / or logo, without receiving notice.

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