Scania will be offering 20 apprenticeships for 2022 that aim to set these new recruits up for long-term employment at its company-owned workshops around the country.
Its four-year apprenticeship to become a qualified heavy truck and bus technician, or dual apprenticeship adding in auto electrics, is undertaken together with TAFE, with students given the option to fast-track their learning to a shorter time-period if they wish.
Successful applicants receive on-the-job mentoring together with their training.
“Potential candidates with the right attitude and aptitude will find the well-established Scania apprenticeship course structured and stimulating. It will prepare them for a career working on advanced technology vehicles and engines,” said Sean Corby, regional executive manager for Scania in NSW and Victoria.
“Scania is leading the shift towards sustainable transport solutions, so there’s already the opportunity to work on heavy-duty hybrid-electric vehicles, and battery electric vehicles could be on our roads by the time the class of 2022 qualifies. The shift toward e-mobility and digitalisation of systems means our apprentices and technicians will be at the cutting edge of heavy-duty transport technology.”
Scania takes on around 20 first-year technician and parts apprentices at its company-owned capital city branches each year. In 2022, the company will also open a new branch at Eastern Creek in Sydney.
“In 2022 we’re also looking for apprentices to join our parts interpreter teams; this is ideal for someone who wants to work in a workshop environment but may not want to be on the tools.
“Apprentices learn and earn while they work. They study at TAFE and also undertake significant in-house learning within the Scania training programme, the costs of which are all met by Scania. The in-house training builds knowledge and confidence of Scania-specific vehicle systems to provide foundation skills for servicing, repairing and diagnosing Scania vehicles’ technological systems,” Corby explained.
Scania’s apprentices are enrolled in TAFE courses to deliver qualifications in either Certificate III Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology (AUR31116), or Certificate III Automotive Sales (AUR31016) or Certificate III Automotive Electrical Technology (AUR30316).
Apprentices selecting a dual trade will aim to qualify in Certificate III Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology (AUR31116) and Certificate III Automotive Electrical Technology (AUR30316). Continuing study to a dual trade generally adds a further 18 months of study, but during the dual trade upskilling apprentices will be paid as a qualified technician and provided with the opportunity to continue to upskill and develop themselves.
For more information on applying for one of the 2022 apprenticeship places, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 9217 3300.