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.

Applications for the 2023 intake has now closed. 

Please check back on this page for information on when applicants will be accepted for Lothian’s 2024 intake.