Assessment milestone for Jack

After a difficult 18 Months and a lack of classroom training. PCS apprentice Jack Hickford finally passed his End Point Assesment and was rewarded with a new Snap On tool box from the Directors at Paul Clark Services. Thanks Steve Handrick for the great deal.

Jack is a great lad and we hope to see him shine as he continues his development.

Job vacancy: Business Support Manager

Due to continued business growth and an internal promotion, Paul Clark Services Ltd is seeking to recruit a highly experienced Manager to join the business, working alongside the present team supporting PCS’s clients with a dynamic approach to CRM. Liaising with both client and engineering resource the manager will be responsible for Project and Resource management, supporting engineers to achieve high quality workmanship, productivity and a reliable engineering support service to our clients ensuring that health, safety and environmental policies and standards are always adhered to. This role will require a considerable amount of travel with the odd night away to achieve the required level of support our clients expect.

The applicant should possess excellent communication skills, be able to develop and maintain accurate records, produce details reports and analysis of work completed, carry out occurrence and incident investigations producing detailed synopsis with recommendations. You must be in possession of an appropriate engineering qualification, have worked in the bus and coach or Heavy vehicle industry for at least 5 years and be a member of the SOE/ IRTE or equivalent professional body and hold a full UK driving licence. A competitive renumeration package will be offered to the successful candidate, including an excellent salary, company pension scheme and car user allowance.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting role then please write to Paul Clark, Managing Director including an overview of why you are suitable for the position. A copy of your up to date Curriculum Vitae should also be included along with copies of all relevant qualification certificates.

Applications should be sent to
Closing date Monday 13th September 2021.

HV trained engineers

Paul Clark Services HV trained Engineer Gary Hildrew, removing a Hybrid Electric Generator from a New Route Master. Agreement reached during lockdown to carry out 5 year overhaul for London Bus Operators, Metroline, Arriva & Abellio.

Training, assessment and accreditation services

Paul Clark Services became an IMI approved centre earlier this year for the IRTEC scheme and is planning further development of these services which can be provided to our customers. PCS is also working towards being able to also provide IRTEC Large Electric Vehicle Technician accreditation later in 2020. Please see details of our current training and accreditation services and the costs thereof:

• 3 day PSV Inspection training course using the PCS Inspection Manual and categorisation of Defects Manual with Power Point Presentation for 4 engineers at customers premises with suitable training room, facilitation of a suitable PSV vehicle and inspection facilities e.g. ATF

• IRTEC Inspection Technician accreditation – cost including registration fee, online tests and assessment

• Linked 3 day PSV inspection course and IRTEC accreditation for 4 engineers

• PSV Inspection course linked with IRTEC scheduled over 5 days, 3 day course Monday to Wednesday, followed by 2 candidates assessment on the Thursday and the remaining 2 candidates assessment on the Friday

• IRTEC IT assessments can be completed individually or two in one day.

• PCS presently investigating the potential to utilise remote invigilation for the online assessments allowing flexibility if all parts of the assessment cannot be completed on the same day and/or location (following registration and ensuring that the whole process is completed within 12 months of the initial registration)

Regarding prices for the above, please contact PCS.

Back to work in RWB

Our workshops in Royal Wootton Bassett will reopen on Monday 18 May 2020 (while ensuring our facilities follow the government’s guidelines regarding the health safety for our customers and staff). Our opening hours will be 08:00 hours to 16:00 hours Monday to Friday. This is great news, getting another two engineers back to work (including our third year apprentice), protecting their employment.

Thank you

A very special thank you to all our engineers working extremely hard putting themselves at risk in busy workshops providing essential support to frontline business’s, who are doing a sterling job keeping buses, ambulances and other critical services on the road and keeping the country moving. Thank you and keep safe.

Paul Clark, Managing Director, Paul Clark Services Ltd.

South Central Ambulance Services commendation

Please see the following commendation from another satisfied customer, South Central Ambulance Services (SCFS), who PCS are going the extra mile to support during these difficult times:

Good morning PCS,

I would just like to say we would like to thank PCS for your continued support in these very difficult and challenging times and we fully understand the difficulties are suppliers are facing in these times.
Your two technicians we have with us in our Didcot workshops are both highly valued and smashing guys and we consider them both to be members of the SCFS family, they are a credit to PCS and themselves.

Again many thanks for your continued support.


Fleet Operations Manager