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Scania launches 2023 apprentice applications

Scania Australia has opened applications for its 2023 apprenticeship program

Scania says its 2023 apprentice intake search is underway in Australia.

Whether you want to be on-the-tools in the workshop, or marshalling parts to feed to technicians, Scania says it offers world-class apprenticeships in Australia that will lead to a rewarding career working with the most advanced trucks and buses available.

Directly employed by Scania at one of its nine capital city branches, apprentices work with state-of-the-art industry-leading technology in heavy trucks, buses, and engines, using factory-provided computerised diagnostic systems to ensure efficient, reliable performance.

Scania’s company-owned modern workshops use cutting edge technology and are already transitioning towards a battery-electric driven vehicle future.

Over four years, apprentices will complete industry-accredited training in association with TAFEs, comprising on-the-job mentoring, factory-supplied guided learning, as well as face-to-face training at Scania’s Dealer Support Centre in Melbourne.

Apprentices may also join the Scania global Top Team workshop competition which takes place every two years and in which Australia has been a regular global winner and finalist.

Scania’s earn-while-you-learn approach pays above award wages, there are flexible working arrangements, and apprentices can accelerate their learning to gain qualification in under four years.

Once qualified with a Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology (AUR31120) or Certificate III Automotive Electrical Technology (AUR30320), there are multiple career paths to follow within Scania, both in Australia and within Scania’s global network.

A Scania apprentice becomes a member of the 50,000-strong global Scania family, backed by the TRATON Group, a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG and one of the world’s premier automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers.

Third-year apprentice Max Davies is based at Scania’s Campbellfield branch in Melbourne and says the process so far has been smooth sailing.

“You’re treated like a real person, and you are learning all the time, gaining experience all the way. The sense of teamwork in the workshop is very strong, and the qualified technicians go out of their way to help you out,” he says.

“I was attracted to Scania because of the level of innovation in the trucks and I am looking forward to working with Scania’s hybrid and EV powertrains when I qualify,” Max says.

Scania Australia managing director Manfred Streit says: “Our apprentices are some of our most highly-prized assets.”

“We’re nurturing the next generation of technicians who will play a critical part in our industry’s technology transformation as we journey to a Zero Emissions future for our trucks, buses, and marine and industrial engines and gensets.”

Scania is seeking more than 20 apprentices for its 2023 intake.

If you want to be trained for a career that will really take you places, contact Scania to find out more at or visit

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