Engineering apprenticeship vacancies

We are looking to recruit problem-solvers of tomorrow by training our own people. We’re offering apprenticeship places at Reading Buses, based across our state-of-the-art sites in Newbury, Reading and Bracknell. You’ll be working on the latest gas, diesel and hybrid vehicles, and learning to service, repair and diagnose problems with mechanical and electrical systems, ensuring our vehicles are safe, reliable, cost-effective and presented to the highest standards.

Starting in September 2022, over the four-year apprenticeship you’ll work shifts covering all of our operating hours and the different aspects of our workshop tasks. You’ll attend college on block release during the first three years to achieve NVQ3 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance, and you’ll be responsible for diagnosis and repairs in your final year.

This is a full time role 38 hours a week Monday – Friday, initially starting at 6am and 9am on a rotating shift basis. Pay starts at £7.97/hr in the first year, rising to up to £19.89/hr with shift allowances after completion. We’ll also cover costs to achieve your car and bus driving licences, as well as a contributory pension scheme, free bus travel and all the other perks of working for an award-winning municipal bus company. We’re looking for 5 GCSEs at grade A-C and a genuine interest in vehicles, engineering and customer service.

apply now

To apply, send a scan of your completed application form plus your CV and a covering letter to [email protected] via email or post it to Caroline Anscombe, HR Director, Reading Buses, Great Knollys Street, Reading, RG1 7HH.

You can download an application form here, pop into our reception at Great Knollys Street or call 0118 959 4000 to request one to be sent to you.  

The closing date for applications is 27 May 2022. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and this role is open to both external and internal candidates.