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Apprenticeship training course

Road transport engineering manager (level 4)

Managing the road transport engineering department of a bus, coach or commercial vehicle operator.

Qualification level
Equivalent to higher national certificate (HNC).
Typical duration
36 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Develop scheduled plans to organise and manage the fleet maintenance schedule to provide timely availability of safe, clean, legal and reliable vehicle fleet and meet operational performance standards
  • Actively work with drivers and internal and external customers, such as vehicle inspectors
  • To prioritise and manage breakdown and maintenance issues, including unplanned events i.e.; accidents, breakdowns and drivers’ defect reports in a safe , timely and efficient manner
  • Apply practical engineering solutions using established and emerging technologies to support workshop engineers in problem solving
  • Monitor the efficiency of depot engineering activities, making recommendations for improvements in terms of quality, procedures and/or cost control in order to reduce frequency and severity of breakdowns
  • Ensure colleagues and team adhere to legislation and industry best practice relating to health, safety and security, proactively seeking opportunities to identify and reduce risks and introducing measures to minimise occurrence of future incidents
  • Manage the performance of staff, leading by example to create an environment which motivates and encourages continuous improvement and addresses poor performance
  • Prepare and manage an engineering budget which sets and delivers realistic budget targets whilst maintaining standards of performance and customer service
  • Manage the storage, removal and disposal of waste in line with company procedures and up to date legislative requirements, actively seek opportunities to improve waste management and minimise the impact on the environment
  • Develop communication channels, build effective relationship with all stakeholders i.e.; internal colleagues, suppliers, manufacturers and regulators, adapting appropriately according to the needs of the range of audiences, presenting information clearly and concisely identifying key points for action.
  • Prepare and deliver effective reports in a professional and confident way utilising software packages and demonstrating Information Technology skills

Full information on Road transport engineering manager (level 4) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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