Plant fitter and mechanic apprentice Miles Drainage Ltd

Trainee Heavy Plant mechanic required Working in workshop with supervisor work on vans - drainage and equipment - caterpillars some site work with supervisor see plant working all over the UK

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40hrs / Mon - Fri / 8 hrs per day / 8.00am -5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

this role will be working with our workshop manager / plant fitter / vehicle mechanic who has many years of experience. Miles Drainage has a variety of large plant including trenchers, diggers, topcutters and tractors. You will be working alongside our fitter servicing and repairing these machines as well as looking after our fleet of vans.

Most of the time you will be working in our large workshop helping with the day to day running of this area as well as working on the machines. Occasionally you will be asked to attend site to fix / service our plant.

Duties may include:
Wash machines
Service vehicles and plant
Repairs in workshop
Service on site
Occasionally staying away
All supervised


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

We are looking for someone with a genuine interest in the vacancy and the work we do and who is wanting to learn and develop

Personal qualities

Willingness to work
able to undertake a variety of tasks
ability to drive is preferred
Responsible for actions
attention to detail

Qualifications required

Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability. Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs including English and Maths at grades A-E or 9- 3. Evidence of qualifications will need to be supplied on request. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a contract of employment.

Future prospects

This role may lead to a permanent position as a trainee mechanic.

Things to consider

Some work based outside in all weathers
This is a hands on role.

About the employer

We provide services for :
Land drainage
hire of trenchers and topcuters
installation of drains and ducts ( water/gas/electricity)


Miles Drainage Ltd


Lodge Works

Great Ashfield

Bury St Edmunds

IP31 3HA

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Training provider

Qualification: Land based service engineering Level 2
College Attendance: Block weeks
Training for all job specific tasks will be given. In addition the apprentice will have the support and guidance of a qualified assessor from the college, who will make on-site visits every 6-8 weeks. There may be the occasional need to attend either the Otley or Easton campus for short training courses and tests.

Apprenticeship framework

Landbased Engineering

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Easton and Otley college


Carolyn Chapman

Other information

Pay will depend on age and experience.

Pay Rates: The current NMW rate for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour with effect from 1st April 2017. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training. For more information visit:
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the industry with a contract of employment
Working Week: 40hrs / Mon - Fri / 8 hrs per day / 8.00am -5.00pm. half hour for lunch and 1/4 hr break morning and afternoon

Shortlisting/Interviews - Shortlisting and interviews will take place throughout the duration of the vacancy ad. This may mean that the vacancy could close before the published cut-off date should suitable candidates be found.

Employer's Application Instructions

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017