Overview

Salary: £10621 – £15449

Shift hours: Full Time

Fleet Management is a key support service for many internal and external customers at Coventry City Council.  We are based in a fully equipped vehicle workshop at our Whitley Depot site and are responsible for the repair and maintenance of approximately 500 items including vehicles and plant machinery and equipment. We are also responsible for the provision of fuel to our customers, and in addition provide a driver training service to many customers.

We want every single customer to have a positive experience when working with fleet management and would welcome you being part of the team.

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 

 

Our Values are:

What is the job role?

We are looking to appoint a self-motivated individual who can work well in a team and is prepared to learn and work on a wide range of local authority vehicles and plant.

You will learn all aspects of vehicle maintenance including experience on light and heavy commercial vehicles as well as a varied range of plant and equipment. This will include vehicle safety inspections, servicing, electrical diagnosis and repair, general fault diagnosis, hydraulic systems, and basic welding and fabrication. There may also be opportunities to develop MOT testing skills (based on age and experience), and you will learn how to utilise a wide range of repair related and workshop equipment.

Our apprentices work alongside experienced staff to gain skills related to their job whilst also studying towards a Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Apprenticeship.

Joining our Fleet Management Service as an Apprentice Vehicle Technician is a great opportunity to start a career with the Council.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for applicants that have:

  • A basic understanding of mechanical components.
  • A basic understanding of workplace health and safety related issues
  • Problem solving and data recording skills.
  • An interest in starting a career in vehicle maintenance

When applying for this position you will be asked to write a personal statement explaining your suitability for the post.  When writing your personal statement please ensure you cover all of the bullet points listed above.

Closing date is midnight on 19th September 2021. 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled ‘Coventry City Council Application Process’

 

The application and selection process for candidates is as follows: 

Stage 1 – 20th September – Candidates will be shortlisted based on the answers given 

Stage 2 – 23rd September – Pre-interview*

Stage 3 – 29th September - Final interview

*The pre-interview is a short session to give you further details of the apprenticeship role and to help you understand what to expect from and how to prepare for the final interview. 

 

Did you know that there is support available to help you with your application? 

If you would like support in completing your application or have any questions about our recruitment and selection processes, help is available at The Job Shop.  

We would recommend that all applicants take advantage of this service in order to maximise the chances of being shortlisted. 

Address: 1 Bull Yard, Coventry, CV1 1LH  
Phone: 024 7678 5740 
Email: jobshop@coventry.gov.uk      
Website: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/jobshop  

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There’s a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you’re happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We’ve created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled Coventry CC Application process.

Reference: VP255DFAB6

Location: Coventry, CV3 4AR