Apprentice HGV Technician – Carlisle



We are a car transportation company based near Carlisle Airport with a fleet of 530 car transporters who are part of the Constellation Automotive Group of Companies, including other companies such as We Buy Any, Cinch and British Car Auctions.

We are looking for an Apprentice HGV Technician to join our busy team in our purpose-built workshop at Carlisle.  Salary will depend upon experience and the job will involve day release to College.

Key Requirements:

  • Proven mechanical skills would be an advantage.
  • Previous experience of working within a workshop environment would be an advantage, but not essential.
  • Full-time hours (08:30am to 17:00pm), Monday to Friday – 40 hours per week, with a view to moving onto the workshop shift pattern.
  • Must be willing to learn new tasks and take on new responsibilities.
  • Must take care and pride in their work.

Key Responsibilities, through training:

  • Undertake standard vehicle/equipment inspections, services and repairs of the company’s vehicle transporters.
  • Preparation for MOT/DVSA test
  • Ensuring workload is prioritized and deadlines met.
  • Diagnose and rectify electrical and mechanical faults.
  • Accurate timely completion of job cards and timesheets.
  • Comply with Health & Safety policy and guidance documents.

Key Benefits

  • Full-Time position.
  • Professional career with a progressive company.
  • Full comprehensive uniform and PPE supplied.
  • Good rates of pay (dependent upon experience).
  • Professional and Modern working environment
  • Contributory Sick Pay Scheme available (after Probationary Period)
  • Annual holiday entitlement of 20 days per annum rising to 25 days after one year’s service, plus bank holidays.
  • Free Parking
  • Part of the UK’s largest automotive logistics group.
  • Group benefits!

Due to our rural location, applicants need to have their own transport to work.

Visit our company website, to print off an application form.

If you have any further queries, call our Personnel Department at ECM (VDS) Ltd, The Airport, Carlisle, CA6 4NW on 01228 712012, or email

HGV Technician (Apprentice) - Application Form HGV Technician (Apprentice) - Guidance Notes