Trainee HGV Service and Maintenance Technician (672)


Ashbourne Road, Mackworth, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 4NB


Closes in 31 days

Here at Motus Commercials we’re proud to employ great colleagues who are passionate about their roles. When looking for the right role, we recognise everyone has different needs, considerations, and aspirations. So no matter who you are, what you need or where you’re going, Motus Commercials wants to be part of your future.


The rapid evolution of today’s commercial vehicles and technology keeping them running means that continuous first-class training is involved in the vital service and maintenance of these vehicles. Motus Commercials require a Trainee Service & Maintenance HGV Technician to work amongst our Brilliant team and become a Level 1 trained Technician to maintain some of the most modern, sophisticated vehicles on the road keeping the country running.



From day 1 as a Motus Commercials colleague, you will have access to a comprehensive benefits package including:



  • Vehicle purchase discount – Our sister Company Pentagon Motor Group provide colleague and family discount to all Motus colleagues.
  • A pension that pays – Auto enrolment pension scheme through salary sacrifice to ensure you get the most out of your hard-earned money.
  • BUPA Medical Insurance – ensuring you and your loved ones are covered we offer a discounted scheme for all Motus colleagues.
  • Life Assurance 2 x salary – we give you the peace of mind when you need it most
  • Colleague Introduction Award – recommend somebody for a role at Motus Commercials and you could earn up to £2000 once they’re fully on-board with us
  • Holiday allowance rising with length of service – We reward long service with extra holiday
  • Being Brilliant Awards – At Motus Commercials we believe Together We Make A Difference and like to reward and recognise all colleagues who go the extra mile.
  • Great career development – we pride ourselves on offering internal and external training and development opportunities along with a realistic career pathway for each member of our team through our People Partnership Initiatives.
  • Engagement & Charity – You will have the opportunity to participate in charity events to raise funds for our charities of choice, we also hold regular engagement events for all colleagues to enjoy their time with us at Motus Commercials.
  • Employee Discounts with the Network Benefits – fantastic deals and discounts on a wide range of products and services available to all colleagues.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – We take colleague wellbeing seriously at Motus Commercials, we offer a free programme to support all our colleagues and families with whatever challenges they may face at work or at home 24/7 365 days a year.
  • Onsite Mental Health First Aiders – at Motus Commercials we understand mental health is not always easily spoken about which is why we have adopted various methods to support colleagues including onsite mental health first aiders, mental health awareness campaigns and a mental health text number should you require support but not feel ready to discuss in person. All our managers are also mental health aware trained.




The Service and Maintenance Technician Programme has been developed to give people an opportunity to start a new career as a Commercial Vehicle Technician. Aimed at candidates with no technical knowledge or experience, the two-year internal course will be the first stepping stone to a fulfilling career with Motus Commercials.

An exciting chance to start something new, colleagues will hit the ground running in one of Motus Commercial’s state-of-the-art workshops, receiving on the job training whilst earning the standard living wage. Successful completion of the course will provide a Level 1 Commercial Vehicle Technician status and the opportunity for even further education.


What will you be doing:


Motus Commercials are hiring a Trainee Service & Maintenance Technician for our Derby Dealership who over a 2-year period will be trained to service and maintain vehicles in a safe and economical manner through the supervision of a fully qualified Technician.


  1. To observe and understand how to be able to diagnose a fault.
  2. To undertake hands on training within the Service Department by taking instruction from your nominated mentor.
  1. To attend recognised courses of instruction and achieve the correct pass mark for each course.
  2. To abide by the rules and regulation of the Company.
  3. To obey the instructions issued by the Company or it’s authorised representatives.
  4. To always work to the best of his/her ability.
  5. To respect the property of the Company and any property for which the Company is responsible, or which is in their care.
  6. To assist with general housekeeping duties required within the workshop.
  7. To maintain a high standard of cleanliness within the working area and a presentable personal appearance whilst always observing the Group Health & Safety and Environmental Policy.
  8. To report any broken or faulty equipment to your Supervisor/Manager in line with our Group Health & Safety Policy.
  9. To enjoy your time as a Brilliant Colleague within Motus Commercials.


As a Trainee with Motus Commercials, you will need to:


  • Be driven by your own initiative & an excellent communicator with the ability to maintain positive relationships.
  • Have a keen interest in the Industry and be able to follow instructions
  • Be enthusiastic, committed, and confident with an analytical and methodical way of thinking
  • Be highly motivated with an eye for detail.
  • Hold a genuine interest in mechanical engineering on commercial vehicles.


You will work a 3 week shift pattern with a monthly shift allowance


Week 1 Monday to Friday 14.30pm – Midnight

Week 2 Tuesday to Friday 6.00am – 14.30pm Saturday 6.00am – 13.00pm

Week 3 Monday to Friday 7.00am – 15.30pm


National Minimum wage plus £150 a month shift allowance


At Motus Commercials one of our core values is we believe Our Colleagues Are Our Most Important Asset and you can be assured that should you be offered a position with us you will receive industry leading training and will become part of a Brilliant Team.


Together We Make a Difference and it is our ambition to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity. Should you wish to apply and be part of the Brilliant Team at Motus Commercials you can text Trainee to 66777 or apply via the system, either way you can be assured your application will be acknowledged in a timely manner.





Who are we?


We have a network of 32 dealer locations across the United Kingdom including 4 body-shops and accident repair centres. We are the largest DAF Trucks dealer group in the UK and Europe, with 30 DAF franchise locations, 14 of which have ATF sites with the ability to carry out DVSA MOT’s on commercial vehicles, together with locations for our partnership with ISUZU Trucks and TRP Parts. Our LCV portfolio is ever expanding, with 19 dealer locations at present, offering sales and/or service opportunities for Fiat Professional, Ford Commercial Vehicles, Isuzu Pick-up, Maxus, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, and Motus Select Used Commercial Vehicles.


Our manufacturer partners are DAF Trucks, Fiat Professional, Ford Commercial Vehicles, Isuzu Pick-up, Isuzu Trucks, Maxus, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.


We employ over 1,400 employees nationwide. As a business our vision is to be industry leaders, in the sale, service and maintenance of DAF Trucks; delivering high-quality customer service to our clients who have enabled DAF Trucks to become the market leading HGV manufacturer in the UK for over 25 years. From an LCV perspective, our goal is to be viewed as “The Van Experts” with customers and manufacturing brands alike, offering that same sales and aftersales experience within the LCV arena, and growing our ever-expanding profile across the UK.

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