Apprentice Mechanic Workshop (W3)

Full time

UK Knottingley Tanker Workshop

The Opportunity

To achieve an industry recognised qualification by completing the 4 year workshop apprenticeship training program for the maintenance and repair of TIP tankers & its customers owned tankers to a measured quality standard. You will be based at our Knottingley Tanker Workshop working in a team of highly skilled technicians. You will also receive a comprehensive tool kit and secure moveable tool chest to get you started in the apprenticeship.

The Company

TIP Tanker Services is a leading international organisation in the transportation and logistics sector. Working across more than 92 locations with 93 maintenance facilities in 17 countries throughout Europe and Canada, TIP provides its customers with leasing, rental, maintenance and other value-added smart services and solutions. Our experienced teams specify, source, finance, maintain, manage and remarket a diverse fleet of trailers and tankers. The UK HQ is based in Manchester and the European HQ is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. For more information, please visit  


  • To be trained in the service, repair & maintain trailers to a high standard within the company guidelines and to conform with all current mandatory & EHS legislation;
  • To be trained to highlight to the branch or workshop manager, any trailers which do not comply with company specifications and/or current legislation;
  • To be trained to complete all service documentation in an accurate and timely manner;
  • To be trained to identify any recurring or unusual problems with trailers which could suggest a manufacturing problem of the components and report to line manager;
  • Attendance of industry recognized apprenticeship training program;
  • To project a high customer service at all times;
  • Carry out such duties as maybe required from time to time at the request of line management & which are deemed to be within your capabilities.

Whilst the above outlines the main duties of the post, the list is not exhaustive and duties may need to change slightly in the light of future developments or as directed by management and business needs.

Desired Knowledge / Competencies 

  • No work experience required
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • High level of creativity
  • Customer focused
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Ability to work alone & in a team
  • IT Skills
  • Team player

TIP is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce, encouraging applications from all qualified individuals. Hiring is subject to background check.