Vehicle Technician

  • Job Reference: 296568
  • Date Posted: 27 June 2024
  • Employer: Royal Mail Group
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  • Location: SOUTHAMPTON (SO40 4BX), United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description

We are now recruiting Vehicle Technicians at Southampton Workshop on a permanent contract, with the potential to earn over £50,000 per annum.

Are you a vehicle technician who is looking for a fresh challenge and would like experience working in a commercial vehicle environment? Is so, Royal Mail is the place for you!

Salary: £35,364 per annum plus supplement for Saturday (£50 per attendance). Weekend working on a Saturday will be on a rotational basis, once every 3 weeks. You may be eligible for a welcome bonus of £1500.


A Royal Mail Technician can expect to earn up to £50,000 per annum including overtime. Overtime is paid at 1.25 x the hourly rate.


Working Hours:  Full time - 39.5 hours per week. 5 days over 7 (rotating shift pattern; weeks 1& 2 : working between 06:00 - 14:30, week 3: working between 10:30 - 19:00).


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

Annual training and development plan provided
Development and progression opportunities into management roles
LCV-HGV training program. Royal Mail maintains a range of vans/trucks and trailers and we welcome applications from those willing to develop their skills. If your working background is mainly in the light vehicle sector Royal Mail will provide inhouse and external training to help develop your career in the HGV industry, including MOT inspection standards, LOLAR regulations training and vehicle diagnostics training


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: 296568