Apprenticeships 2019-09-12T12:06:39+00:00

Apprenticeships at Keltruck

Keltruck Limited has 4 year modern apprenticeship opportunities for individuals who want to work with heavy trucks and who have a keen interest in vehicle body repair processes.

The finalists of the 2018-19 Scania UK Apprentice of the year are mentioned below:

Christopher Cooper

Winner of the Scania UK Parts Apprenticeship of the Year, 2019

Branch: Nottingham

Current position: Service Apprentice

Current year: 2018-19, 3rd year

Passion and interests: Reading books, playing bass guitar, Spending time with his Fiancée and Family

Comments from Branch Manager Gareth Allen: This is a fantastic achievement for Chris and one well deserved. Chris has worked hard to progress through the parts apprenticeship and the award is proof of this and his dedication.


Andrew Clark

Branch: Sutton In Ashfield

Current position: Technician

Year: 2018-19, 4th year

Passion and interests: Loves his Mercedes A Class AMG and Motor Sport.

Comments from Branch Manager Mathew Mawer: Andrew is a great part of the team at Sutton from his first day we know Andrew would be a great asset to the company I feel his result within apprentice of the year is only the beginning for him.


Wesley Davies

Branch: Caldicot

Current position: HGV Apprentice

Year: 2018-19, 2nd year

Passion and interests: Bristol City Football club, Formula One racing.

Comments from Branch Manager Rhydian Harris: Wesley is a very confident and capable individual with a bright future in front of him with Keltruck, we are all very proud of his recognition for the Scania Apprentice of the year. Well done Wesley .


Liam Jordan

Branch: Droitwich

Current position: Technician Apprentice

Year: 2018-19, 3rd year

Passion and interests: Truck and the breakdown van which are decorated.

Comments from Branch Manager Marc Sheridan: He’s a happy go lucky chap and liked by everyone. Eager to sort breakdowns.


James Dauncey

Branch: Cardiff

Current position: Technician Apprentice

Year: 2018-19, 3rd year

Passion and interests: James’ passions are rebuilding trucks and taking them to shows. He’s got a Scania 730 and two ERF’s. The Scania is a left hand drive and used only for shows whilst both ERF’s are currently being rebuilt and will also be for show displays. James has also started boxing training with our escalation technician Dan Kamau but with James being 6tf 5in, Dan’s got to be careful!

Comments from Branch Manager Tim Hare: What can I say about James; James has become one of the key members of the team and has displayed a technical ability above what you would expect from a third year apprentice. James will always help anyone that needs it and supports the escalation technician with diagnostics. James was also in the finals of last years apprentice of the year.

Keltruck’s founder, Chris Kelly, began his career in the industry as an apprentice whilst Aftersales Director Russ Warner began his career as a Keltruck apprentice in 1987 followed shortly after by Specialist Services Division Manager, Neil Vazey. As a result, Chris & Russ take a close personal interest in the success of Keltruck’s apprenticeship programme. E-mail or call us today for more information on how to take up the challenge & ‘Join the best’ with the information attached.

Our apprentice recruitment begins around May each year. If you would like to apply please complete our application form on the right & return it to the HR department. Once we receive your application form we can submit it for consideration to your local Keltruck depot or Vehicle Maintenance Unit.

Our apprentices go far. Carl Gaden, who began his career as a Keltruck apprentice, is today chief mechanic of a top Formula One (F1) racing team.

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Want to know more…?

The apprenticeship combines both on the job work with theory and practical elements. Your apprenticeship will be based at your local Keltruck depot (click here for details of the locations of all our depots), but may involve some work within Keltruck’s other depots throughout the region to provide broader experience (this is likely to be in the latter part of the scheme).

The 3 year block release programme is prepared specifically by Scania (Great Britain) Limited which takes in every aspect of commercial vehicle training. On completion of the apprenticeship, the successful apprentice will be accredited with a BTEC National Certificate in Heavy Vehicle Engineering and NVQ level 2 & 3 in Maintenance and Repair in Vehicles. College attendance is by block release to the specialist Scania Training Centre in Loughborough. Accommodation is provided at the AA College during attendance periods.

Year 4 is a finishing year where the apprentice is placed in a range of departments and functions that a fully qualified technician will expect to work with.

Successful completion of the apprenticeship is not the end. As the major heavy truck distributor in the Midlands, we continue to develop all of our technicians through the Scania (Great Britain) Limited Master Technician scheme.

Acceptance onto the apprenticeship scheme is dependent upon the applicant achieving minimum of ‘C’ grade passes in Maths, English and Science.

How do I apply?

Applicants should:

Complete an application form – one of the personal references should be from the applicant’s school who will be able to provide us with information on GCSE expectations.

Enclose a 300–400 word explanation of why they would like to work in the heavy vehicle trade and why they are particularly suited.

Enclose a covering letter in their own handwriting.

Timetable: The closing dates for applications is June/July

After initial interviews the short-listed candidates will take psychometric tests in numeracy, mechanical reasoning, reading and comprehension supervised by Scania Great Britain.

Second interviews will take place by arrangement to avoid any examination dates and we expect to make offers (conditional on exam success) during July/August.

Accident Repair Centre (Bodyshop) Apprenticeships with Keltruck Limited

Keltruck Limited has a modern apprenticeship opportunity for a 16/17 year old who wants to work with heavy trucks and who has a keen interest in vehicle body repair processes.

Want to know more…?

The apprenticeship will be based at the Accident Repair Centre (Bodyshop) in Newark (click here for details of the location of the Newark depot) and apprentices will attend a local college.

The successful apprentice will gain Competences City and Guilds 398 Parts 1/2 in Vehicle Body Repair.

Acceptance onto the apprenticeship scheme is dependent upon the applicant achieving ‘C’ grade passes in Maths and English. All applicants will have to demonstrate full commitment and motivation to the course.

How do I apply?

Applicants should:

Complete an application form – one of the personal references should be from the applicant’s school.

Enclose an explanation of why they would like to work in the heavy vehicle trade and why they are particularly suited.

Enclose a covering letter in their own handwriting.

For more information on what we do with your data when you apply, please read through our recruitment privacy policy or email

Keltruck Scania apprentices
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Tel: 44 (0)121 524 1801 (No agencies or advertising sales)
Lynn Swallow
Payroll & Personnel Manager Human Resources
Tel: +44 (0)121 525 7000
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