Master Technician / Mechanic – Ashford, Folkestone & Thanet

Job Description

Master Technician / Mechanic – Ashford, Folkestone & Thanet

We are looking for an experienced Vehicle Technicians and Master Technicians to join our South East team.

  • Typical annualised earnings in excess of £50,000 with overtime subject to skills, qualifications and experience.
  • Guaranteed 40 minimum hours with plenty overtime potential available
  •  Pass on your skills and experience to our future engineers through supporting our engineering apprentices


You’ll be one of part of the team to maintain and repair a modern and varied fleet of vehicles so our fantastic customers can travel safely and comfortably every day to healthcare and employment, to shopping and leisure, and to see friends and family. Aside from the satisfaction of being a key worker in your community, there’s loads of reasons for you to join the Stagecoach South East team...

  • Great benefits including a generous company pension scheme, up to 25 days holiday, free financial education and affordable loans, and finally a range of money-saving opportunities including discounts on holidays and retail, cinema outings, dental insurance, vehicle breakdown cover and hotels and attractions
  • Free travel for you and a companion on our buses – so on your days off you can be off shopping without worrying about parking the car, or heading off for a day in the city or by the seaside without worrying about the cost of fuel or parking.
  • Training – a dedicated high level training programme to reinforce your existing skills and give an opportunity to gain a qualification in another trade.
  • Varied work – interestingly it’s not all depot-based could well find yourself out and about dealing with vehicle issues on the road, so it won’t always be the same four walls you’re looking at. And as one of the UK’s leading transport operators we’re investing heavily in electric vehicles and depot infrastructure, so there’s plenty to keep you interested.
  • Plenty of job security from being a key worker at the heart of our communities, where we always need great people servicing our fleet of vehicles, be they Alexander-Dennis / Cummins, Scania, Volvo or Optare
  • A safe environment – we provide boots, overalls and specialist equipment so no need to worry about being safe and protected, or having the right kit for the job.
  • UK-wide opportunities whereby if you’re moving out of choice or circumstance, as we run bus companies across the UK, you can transfer to a new location.
  • Career development through developing your technical skills on Euro 6, hybrid and electric vehicles, and career progression to management and directorship – a good number of our Engineering Directors started their career with us as mechanics and fitters.
  • Secondment opportunities to work elsewhere in the business – either on big events like Silverstone, Cheltenham Festival and the Commonwealth Games, or into our head office support functions.
  • An employee assistance programme to support health and wellbeing through a confidential service available 24 hours a day which provides specialist guidance and assistance on a range of personal and work-related issues, from dealing with stress and anxiety to managing financial, marital or legal issues. Face-to-face counselling sessions are also offered, alongside telephone and online support.
  • A great working environment with loads of opportunity to make new friends from a bunch of great workmates, managers who work hard to create great places to work, and employee networks building inclusive environments for women, veterans, carers, multicultural and LGBTQ+ colleagues.
  • The recruitment process is simple – you apply with your CV, we’ll have a good read then get you in for an interview and give
    you a tour of the depot, and that’s it!

There are a few of things we need from you:

  • You need to have an engineering background with a vehicular focus – bus, HGV / LGV, truck, haulage, automotive, plant, rail, farm – if it moves, it’s good experience!
  • You need to want to deliver high standards of engineering maintenance and repair.

 So if that’s you, and you like what we’re offering, then apply today!

Stagecoach workplace culture is one where everyone can be themselves and where all the differences our people bring to the business are celebrated. We welcome applications from all, irrespective of background, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, beliefs, disability, neurodiversity, sexual orientation or age.