Apprenticeships at Lothian

Lothian is proud of its long-standing apprenticeship programme, with more than 100 apprentices having successfully passed through the garage doors in the last decade.

Open to those aged 16 and over – with no upper age limit – the Apprentice Technician programme provides participants with four years of hands-on training to acquire either an SVQ in Bus and Coach Mechanical/Electrical or a SCQF Level 6 in Bus & Coach Body Cladding upon successful completion.

Working in partnership with Glasgow Training Group (GTG), apprentices are given fantastic opportunities to develop their skill set in a modern, purpose-built centre, while still benefiting from practical experience within Lothian’s garages alongside knowledgeable and experienced colleagues.

The apprenticeship programme is open to anyone with an interest in starting a career and gaining a recognised qualification in the motor industry.

Through the modern apprenticeship, you will train in all aspects of bus and coach repair and maintenance including vehicle servicing, MOT preparation, removal, replacement and overhaul of major components and electrical fault diagnostics.

Lothian’s apprenticeship programme serves as a spring-board to many opportunities within the engineering industry and beyond. Previous Lothian apprentices have gone on to enjoy long, successful careers within the business, with many taking on supervisory and managerial roles.

Apply to join Lothian's next intake of Apprentice Engineers

Applications are now open to join Lothian’s award-winning engineering team on its apprenticeship programme. The deadline to apply is Friday 29 March 2024. Details of the two apprenticeship types available can be found below, including links to learn more or submit an application.

To speak to someone about the application process, or for any other questions, please contact GTG on 0141 950 5600.

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