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Apprentice Vacuum Engineer (Mechanical Manufacture) Vacuum Pump Services Ltd

Service and maintain vacuum pumps in the workshop of Vacuum Pump Services Ltd. A fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.

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Closing date: 21 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    15 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    05 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Strip pump and clean all parts
  • Inspection of pump to determine cause of failure or loss of performance
  • Assess action required and spares required
  • Write up report of findings
  • Reassemble pump
  • Keep workshop area clean and tidy
  • Take and record incoming goods/pumps
  • Assist with packing and despatch of pumps and goods
  • Report when stock is required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Previous General Engineering – minimum of 1 year
  • Good knowledge of tools
  • Mechanical Aptitude and a Practical Analytical Mind
  • Interest in how and why equipment works

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work in a small, friendly team – flexible approach to duties, happy to ‘muck in’.
  • Can do approach
  • Well presented, take pride in appearance, because customers visit premises
  • Heavy lifting involved – must be fit and strong

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum of C/4 in English and maths GCSE or equivalent.
  • Forklift licence is desirable, although training available for the suitable candidate

Future prospects

VPS Ltd offer a full-time position at the end of the Apprenticeship

Things to consider

  • Candidate will gain specialist skills in a niche market, with high demand
  • Overalls, polo shirts and sweatshirt and safety boots provided
  • Clean, spacious working area
  • 28 days Holiday (including Bank Holidays) per annum

About the employer

Sales, Service and repair of Vacuum Pumps and associated Equipment


Vacuum Pump Services Ltd


Unit 3

Brunel Way


BS35 3UR

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City of Bristol College


Business Development Team 0117 3125250

Level 2 Engineering Operative apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • NVQ Level 2 Diploma Engineering Maintenance (Mechanical Pathway)
  • Technical Certificate (Level 2, Btec Mechanical engineering) at City of Bristol College Advanced Engineering Centre Parkway Bristol
  • Employee Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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