Vehicle Technician - Preston Workshop (PR2 9GG)

Date: 22 May 2023

Location: Preston, GB, PR2 9GG

Company: Royal Mail Group

We are now recruiting Vehicle Technicians at Preston Workshop on a permanent contract, with the potential to earn over £41,000 per annum (shift depending)


Do you want to join the largest fleet operator in the UK? Do you want to take the next step and develop your career?


Salary: £35,364 per annum plus a shift allowance of £78.00 per week when working the 13:00 - 21:30 shift and a shift allowance of £117.00 per week when working the night shift. A weekend supplement for Saturday (£50 per attendance) and/or Sunday (£100 per attendance) shift attendance is applicable. Overtime is paid at 1.25 x the hourly rate.


Saturday working will be required on a rotational basis once every 3 weeks. The Workshop is not operational on a Sunday at present but may do so in time. 


Contract Type: ​Permanent  


Working Hours:  ​Full time​ - ​39.5​ hours per week. Currently working 5 over 6 days but will move to 5 days over 7. Various shifts available.

Rotating shift pattern; week 1: 06:00 - 14:30, week 2: day shift and week 3: 13:00 - 21:30. 

Night Shift 21:00 - 06:30.


You may be eligible for a welcome bonus of £1500



• 22.5 days annual holiday (plus bank holidays) on entry, with the option to purchase more, rising with service
• A 39.5 hour working week (excluding meal breaks)
• A competitive company pension scheme
• A great opportunity to develop your career working for the largest fleet operator in the UK
• Modern workshop facilities and equipment
• PPE and image clothing (including overalls and steel toe capped boots) supplied
• Annual training and development plan provided
• Development and progression opportunities into management structure


The Role

With a Fleet of over 49,000 vehicles, meeting the challenge of maintaining our vehicles is a real team effort. With the opportunity to work on a range of makes and models of vehicle, there couldn’t be a better time to join Royal Mail as a Vehicle Technician.


We are looking for professional vehicle technicians to perform a full range of inspections, diagnosis, maintenance and repair procedures on a range of vehicle, trailers and mechanical equipment operated by Royal Mail Group. As a team player who takes real pride in their work, you’ll be prepared to go the extra mile to ensure the job is done effectively.


As an experienced technician you will have your own personal toolkit equipped to undertake routine maintenance and repair of light/heavy vehicles. Specialist tooling and equipment will be provided for common use by everyone within the workshop.


Successful candidates must be fully qualified to at least advanced level (IMI Level 3 in Light or Heavy vehicle maintenance & repair or an equivalent qualification) and have proven (via CV) experience of working on a wide range of vehicles for example LCV/LGV's.


We also require you to have a full manual driving licence (LGV preferred for Heavy Technicians). 


With career progression and development opportunities, you’ll be able to make your mark at Royal Mail. 


If you want to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity, please click ‘Apply now’.


Job Reference: 292149


We are an inclusive employer with equality, diversity and fairness at the heart of our values. We welcome applications from individuals from all different backgrounds and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.


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