Maintenance and Installation Engineering Apprentice A M Doors Ltd

A Paignton based roller shutter and security gate firm wish to take on an apprentice to join their small and busy firm. The apprentice will carry out installation, servicing and maintenance work on mechanical and electrical door systems across Devon.

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    The required working hours will be 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Jan 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The work will involve installing, servicing and repairing security barriers, doors and shutters. This will include some basic welding, fabricating of new parts, assembly work and basic manufacturing jobs. The role will also include travelling across the South West region.

You will be learning and developing skills to resolve basic electrical faults and issues. The work involves shadowing and assisting existing maintenance staff both at the workshop and on site. The apprentice will be asked occasionally to work extended hours if a job is further away or of an urgent nature.

Other aspects of the job will include preparing the site ready for installation, sorting out tools, equipment and materials, dealing with customers, checking job specifications and tidying up after the work is done. Adhering to strict timekeeping and professional working standards at all times is necessary as well. Helping complete paperwork and logging the work that has been done would also be expected.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The apprentice will need to be very hard working, punctual and technically minded. You will also need a good eye for detail, good problem solving and the capability to take apart and re-assemble equipment.

A genuine interest in engineering and mechanical tasks is desired. Good numeracy and literacy skills are preferred as well as good communication skills.

Personal qualities

You must be trustworthy, reliable and keen to finish your qualification to a good standard.

Qualifications required

GCSE grades A-E in Maths and English is desired.

Future prospects

On completion of your level 2 qualification, there will be an opportunity to progress onto a level 3 apprenticeship and long term employment.

About the employer

AM Doors Ltd have been in business for nearly 30 years providing a professional and prompt service across Devon. They have three teams of fitters and engineers working across the region dealing with new and existing door systems. The company install and service grills, shutters, industrial doors, garage doors and automated door systems. The business caters for both domestic as well as commercial customers offering guarantees and after care service.


A M Doors Ltd


Unit 11

Trojan Industrial Park

Borough Close



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Training provider

The Level 2 Apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance and Installation consists of:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations
  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Technology
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (Level 1)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Certified Health & Safety Course
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding


Most aspects of your training will be delivered on-site by the employer, where you will gain all the skills, knowledge and experience to assist you in this role. Your duties will vary from day to day, and throughout your on-site learning process you will work closely with experienced members of staff.

Attendance is required at our training centre for one day per week, and you will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated assessor who will monitor your progress throughout your training.

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider

Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd


01752 332442

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017