Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Apprentice South Staffordshire Infrastructure Services Limited

You will work within one of the electrical or mechanical teams where you will get valuable on the job experience working with our experienced and professional craftspeople. As part of your development you will receive off the job training with an expert provider. You will be supported as a valuable member of a larger network with in-house training.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    182 weeks

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

If you are looking to kick start your engineering career at a leading mechanical and electrical business then this is the apprenticeship for you.

With first class training on offer, this is your chance to grow and develop in a nationwide organisation that promotes structured career paths and a professional, supportive working environment in either a mechanical or electrical career.

As an apprentice you will work within one of the electrical or mechanical teams where you will get valuable on the job experience working with our experienced and professional craftspeople.  As part of your development, you will receive off the job training with an expert provider.  In addition, you will be supported as a valuable member of a larger network of apprentices and participate in an in-house training programme.

Duties will include:

  • You will be responsible for assisting in the installation and maintenance of a wide range of electrical/Mechanical apparatus and associated ancillary equipment.
  • The role requires flexibility, you will be responsible for aiding existing electrical/Mechanical craftsman and the successful candidate will be expected to take responsibility for his own workload.

The role will require flexible working hours, business travel and participation in a standby rota.

A driving licence is required for this role.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You must have an interest in engineering, design or fabrication and be keen to learn and develop new skills.  In addition, you must be a great listener, able to communicate positively and constructively and a have minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C / Level 5 or above (these must include Maths and English).   A-Levels or equivalent (for example BTEC) would be an advantage.

You must have a full driving licence as you will be required to travel to derby.

Personal qualities

Eager to learn, Motivated, Team working skills.

Qualifications required

Ideally a minimum 4 GCSE’s C and above Including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents)

Future prospects

This will be a minimum 3 & 1/2 year apprenticeship with an opportunity to progress to a higher level programme in due course.

About the employer

IWS, is part of SSI Services (UK) Ltd, a division of South Staffordshire Plc. IWS provides pump diagnostics and refurbishment, project management, telemetry, chemical dosing and control, instrumentation installation and maintenance, environmental management, plant and infrastructure maintenance and emergency response. These services and cost efficient solutions for water, wastewater and environmental problems are provided 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year anywhere in the UK. IWS is a successful, growing company that is looking for talented employees who want to work in an environment that is challenging and rewarding.


South Staffordshire Infrastructure Services Limited


South Hanningfield Hall


South Hanningfield



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Training provider

During your apprenticeship, you will receive comprehensive training from DTL. This will include elements of both practical and theory. By the end of the apprenticeship you will have the obtained the following as well as a number of additional competences.

Core Knowledge: A Technician will understand:
First principles relating to the operation and maintenance of appropriate plant and equipment relevant industry health and safety standards, regulations, and environmental and regulatory requirements.

Maintenance and operational practices, processes and procedures covering a range of plant and equipment and the relevant engineering theories and principles relative to their occupation.

Core Skills: A Technician will apply their knowledge of plant and systems to safely perform maintenance and operational activities with minimum supervision. This will require them to:

Comply with industry health, safety and environmental working practices and regulations
locate, and rectify faults on plant and equipment

Communicate with and provide information to stakeholders in line with personal role and responsibilities

Read, understand and interpret information and work in compliance with technical specifications and supporting documentation

Prepare work areas to undertake work related activities and reinstate those areas after the completion of the work related activities

Inspect and maintain appropriate plant and equipment to meet operational requirements
assess and test the performance and condition of plant and equipment

Communicate, handover and confirm that the appropriate engineering process has been completed to specification

Apprenticeship standard

Energy and Utilities > Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Develop Training Ltd


Reece Armitt

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017