Vehicle Technician Apprentice (Apprenticeship)

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Strategic Asset Management
North Tyneside
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
Salary Range
£19,146 to £19704
Closing Date


Salary: B, £19,146 to £19,704

Location: Fleet Workshops, Killingworth

Apprenticeship level: Level 3 Apprenticeship

Duration 3 years


It takes a great deal of people from different backgrounds, with diverse skills and experience to serve the Northumbria Police force area effectively, think you have what it takes to help us make a difference?


We are extremely excited to be able to offer an amazing opportunity to join TeamNP as Vehicle Technician Apprentice as part of our Apprenticeship Scheme working in our Fleet Management Department.


If you are looking to take your first steps into the Automotive industry, this could be the job for you. This is an ideal opportunity to learn and earn at the same time.


We are looking for someone who has a keen interest in the automotive industry, who is enthusiastic and has a can-do attitude and ready to take on the unique challenges of working on police fleet vehicles.


You must be able to work well in a team and in a fast-paced environment.




Working towards a level 3 qualification you will be trained as an Automotive Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) Reporting to the Fleet Supervisor(s) (Operations).


The role is to provide a repair and maintenance service for emergency service vehicles.  This will include routine servicing, repair and maintenance, fault diagnosis, commissioning and decommissioning of police vehicles as well as the installation and maintenance of specialist equipment and the completion of appropriate documentation and records, all of which must be to a high standard, to ensure police vehicles are available for operational use.


You will be given paid time off for to attend College for day release (term time only). You will be subject to a continued monitoring process for the duration of the apprenticeship to ensure the required standards of both Northumbria Police and the training provider are met.





Interested applicants must possess GCSE Grade C or above in Maths, English and a Science Subject


Future Prospects


There is a possibility of a full-time position upon successful completion of the apprenticeship qualification.


Vacancy Contact


Interested to learn more? To discuss the position in more detail please contact Adam Bartlett, Assistant Fleet Manager on 07795507066 or email


Terms and Conditions


Vetting Level – Recruitment Vetting (RV)


Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references.




In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 24 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 29 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. Also, to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.


Diversity, Equality and Inclusion


Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities, and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone.


Important Information


Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts.


All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.


If you have any queries about the application process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at