Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance
What's Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance like?
Scotland is at the forefront of improving bus and coach services. You could be part of an industry that helps create a safer, greener future for Scotland’s transportation services.
You’ll work with the latest eco-friendly technology, such as GPS devices and weight reduction hardware. You’ll learn how to reduce harmful fuel emissions, which can help the environment.
In Scotland, there’s a growing demand for people with specialist maintenance skills. This apprenticeship can give you experience for a variety of jobs such as becoming an engineering technician, a mechanical fitter or body cladding technician.
You’ll gain a qualification in Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance at SCQF level 6.
You'll study either:
Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance (Mechanical-Electrical) at SCQF Level 6
Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance (Electrical) at SCQF Level 6
Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance (Mechanical) at SCQF Level 6
Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance (Body Cladding) at SCQF Level 6
As part of your work, you’ll learn how to:
repair a bus or coach
fit different vehicle parts
maintain strong customer relationships
develop technical knowledge of bus parts
carry out best safety practices
This apprenticeship will help you develop core skills such as:
These transferable skills can be used in different roles, such as coach fitter and supervisor.
This Modern Apprenticeship provides a range of options. You could continue your studies by progressing to an engineering degree or go into full-time work.
Further education: Carry on studying with a supervisor or management MA. Your experience will support your university application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a role in the bus and coach industry. Some of the jobs are listed below:
body cladding technician
body cladding supervisor
There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.