Bus and coach engineering and maintenance apprenticeship

Bus and coach engineering and maintenance apprenticeship

The Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance apprenticeship deals with the maintenance and repair of buses and coaches, or passenger carrying vehicles (PCVs).

Public transport is becoming more and more important as we try to reduce carbon emissions and cut the volume of traffic on the roads, and we need skilled personnel to keep things moving.

PCVs that regularly carry large numbers of people get put under a tremendous amount of strain. Modern PCVs are strong and well designed, but they need to be properly maintained and then repaired when they break down. This is where Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance (BACEM) staff come in.

BACEM staff can do anything from routine maintenance on buses to more technically advanced jobs, like working out where a particular electrical fault has occurred on a bus and repairing it.

Apprentices will have the choice of focusing on bodywork, mechanics, electrics or mechelec (a combination of mechanics and electrics) – the four pathways involve some different training and require different skills, but whatever you end up doing it will be a vital role that will help to keep the transport network up and running.

Level:

Intermediate (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3)

Starting salary (once qualified):

£12,000–£25,000

Job roles:

Auto electrician, Bodywork repairer, PCV technician

Issuing Authority:

People 1st – www.people1st.co.uk