46 apprentices graduated in 2014

33 heavy vehicle, 7 bus and coach and 6 in parts


The Scania Training Centre is widely recognised as one of the best training facilities of its type in the world - so you will get every opportunity to realise your potential.

Confirmation that the College is driving up educational standards came when it was recently awarded the coveted Training Quality Standard for excellence and innovation within the sector.

The award was given in recognition of the Scania Apprentice Programme delivering teaching and learning of the highest quality, supported by a well-led management team that are seen to be working closely with the Scania dealer network to produce the technicians of the future.
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first class training

Scania’s award winning Apprentice Programme gives you the chance to join the select group of specialist technicians working on some of the most modern, sophisticated trucks on the road.

We firmly believe our Technicians and our Apprentice Training Programme are the best in the business – and that’s why we hope you will want to learn with us!
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As a Scania Apprentice you’ll be employed at a Scania service point where you will work alongside qualified Technicians, learning from their experience and developing the ability to work on your own and as part of a team. Throughout your apprenticeship you will be visited regularly by a Scania Training Assessor, whose task is to make sure that your training is effective, to help you complete your VCQ in the workplace, to check that your progress is satisfactory and that you are enjoying the work.
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The Scania Apprentice Programme is run by Skillnet Limited, an independent training specialist, on behalf of Scania (Great Britain) Limited.

The Scania Apprentice Programme is an Apprenticeship Scheme approved by Scania (Great Britain) Limited, and the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).

It’s a challenging four-year programme that combines hands-on workshop training with block release for college training and study at Scania’s state-of-the-art training centre.

Not only will you be trained to the standards set by Automotive Skills Limited, the Sector Skills Council for the Motor Industry, the apprenticeship also leads to an Advanced Apprenticeship qualification on Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Heavy Vehicle) - a nationally recognised qualification.

You will learn new skills at the training centre, working exclusively on the Scania products.


Our training will help you develop your practical skills and theoretical knowledge.

Practical skills and hands-on experience will be gained at the Scania service point you work at, while the training and knowledge you need to support them will come through attending the Scania Training Centre, which is located in Loughborough.

Your training begins with a week’s induction alongside other Scania Apprentices from around the country. Your training will take place at the Scania Training Centre with its specialist instructors and dedicated workshop facilities.

On successfully completing your training, which takes a total of four years, you will leave Scania Training Centre with an Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Heavy Vehicle), which will include:

  • VCQ Level 2/3 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair
  • VRQ Level 2 & 3 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair
  • Functional Skills Qualifications in:
  • English
  • Maths
  • ICT

You will also have completed four Scania recognised product-training courses, three of which go toward the Scania Master Technician Programme

Attendance at the Scania Training Centre is usually in two week blocks. While there, you will stay in approved accommodation at the Thistle Hotel in Castle Donnington which includes, amongst other things, full leisure facilities. All travel, living and accommodation expenses while attending training courses will be by your employing Scania Dealer who will also provide books and other necessary equipment for your studies.


To become a Scania apprentice you must have a genuine interest in things mechanical and meet an acceptable academic standard.

Our preference is a minimum of three GCSE’s, Grade C or above, but experience with trucks will also help your application.

Whilst your traditional view of apprentices may be that they are recruited directly from school or college, opportunities exist for applicants outside this age range.

Where new vacancies exist, applicants will be invited to take a standard entry test to assess their aptitude. This will enable us to choose the candidate(s) best suited to a place on the Scania Apprentice Programme.

For further information on the Scania Apprentice Programme, call Skillnet on 0208 429 2792.

You can also find your nearest Scania dealer online by clicking here.


More and more women are now training to repair vehicles and at Scania we are keen to train more.

We can offer you the opportunity to spend time in a dealership to see if it’s likely to be the right career choice for you and if you do decide to train as a Scania Apprentice we will support you all the way through your qualification.

So if you are thinking about joining the motor industry, talk to us.


Scania welcomes applications from people with disabilities and we aim to make all of our services and premises accessible wherever possible and practical. If you have a disability and are not sure whether an apprenticeship is right for you, please feel free to contact us and we can discuss your specific needs.