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

It is the duty of the road transport engineering manager to ensure that the road transport engineering department is run in a safe, effective and efficient manner in support of the operational needs of the business, in compliance with health and safety regulations, relevant industry regulations and codes of practice. During the road transport engineering manager apprenticeship you’ll ensure the vehicle fleet is safe, reliable and roadworthy, in line with all organisational and regulatory requirements. You’ll develop a clear understanding of all of the processes involved in bus and coach or commercial vehicle engineering, and work toward being able to constantly review working practices in the depot, manage the infrastructure and resources efficiently, and manage environmental impact. You’ll also apply engineering methods to improve vehicle performance and initiate preventative maintenance. As a manager, you’ll monitor staff and financial performance.


Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: Maths, science and business studies

Entry requirements for the road transport engineering manager apprenticeship: Completion of a relevant apprenticeship at level 3, an appropriate equivalent qualification, or significant work experience in an engineering supervisory role

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £45,000 per annum

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