Heavy Vehicle Engineering is a significant sector within the automotive engineering industry. Heavy Vehicle Engineering covers the maintenance/inspection and repair of trucks, buses, vans etc. Heavy Vehicle Engineering includes a wide range of skills, high standards and critical thinking and process applications and problem solving.

Heavy vehicle service technicians service and repair large vehicles such as trucks, lorries and buses. Technicians are trained in all areas of heavy vehicle mechanics and electronics, from engine and exhaust systems to air conditioning and security features.

As a heavy vehicle service technician you will need to demonstrate excellent practical skills, the ability to work quickly with attention to detail, the ability to work without supervision, good communication skills, the ability to follow written and verbal instructions and a reasonable level of fitness and normal colour vision.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Collect, analyse and organise information 

  • Communicate ideas and information

  • Plan and organise work activities 

  • Use mathematical ideas and techniques

  • Solve problems 


  • Use current technology

  • Comply with H&S legislation

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition.
  • Competitors must be working towards a Level 3 qualification or have qualified no more than 12 months previous to competition registration opening.
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation.

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register between 27 February – 24 March 2023

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions in venues across the UK or online

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

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