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Apprentice Service Engineer MPMS Ltd

A great vacancy has arisen for an apprentice service engineer to join the close-knit and friendly team at MPMS. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    19 Aug 2021

  • Date posted

    08 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The position will include a varied workload to include repair and maintenance to cleaning equipment in our workshop. 

Duties will include:

  • Preparing goods for sale, carrying out PDI testing of new machines
  • Reconditioning used equipment to a standard ready for sale and hire
  • Service and repair to machines; cleaning machines ready for sale; testing machine operation
  • Assist with installation of new machines onsite under the guidance of the Technical Director
  • Customer facing tasks such as telephone answering, booking-in work and accepting/checking deliveries as required; customer relations, completing work sheets and machine check sheets
  • General workshop and warehouse tasks such as assisting with unboxing and storing goods

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Reading, writing and numeric ability

Personal qualities

  • Good communicator
  • Mannerly and respectful
  • Tidy and presentable to customers
  • Enquiring mind that wants to learn

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade A* - D (9-3) or equivalent including English and maths

Future prospects

  • This role may become permanent for the right candidate with lots of potential for future career progression and personal development. There may also be the opportunity to progress onto a more advanced level apprenticeship

Things to consider

  • Please apply as soon as possible for this role
  • Should the right candidate be found prior to the closing date, then the vacancy may be closed early

Induction Day:

Any new person applying for apprenticeship roles where Abingdon and Witney College deliver the training will be required to attend an Apprenticeship information session at Witney or Abingdon campus 

  • This will consist of a series of initial assessments (required prior to an apprenticeship offer), completion of essential paperwork, the opportunity to find out more about the apprenticeship process, the training included, and a forum for your questions 
  • As a new Apprenticeship Applicant, you will only have to undergo this process once. If you would like to talk to us about the assessments or if you would need any extra support to attend the Induction Day please call us on 01235 216216 

Qualification checks:

  • By applying for this vacancy, you are giving Abingdon and Witney College permission to undertake a Learner Record Service check on your previous qualifications
  • Individuals who already have a Degree qualification are now eligible to do an Apprenticeship. We make every effort to ensure that applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds or those who may not have the formal GCSE entry requirements can access apprenticeships where possible  

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week)

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

MPMS is a small business, specialising in supplying, hiring and maintaining cleaning equipment to a range of commercial and industrial businesses.




Unit 10

Oakfield Industrial Estate


OX29 4TH

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Abingdon & Witney College


Sam Goose 01235 216216

Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering. Delivery method: 2 days a week, term time day release at Abingdon Campus, comprised of teaching of both knowledge and practical skills
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths, if required 
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Successful completion of an End-Point Assessment (EPA) to include:

  • Practical observation 
  • Professional discussion (based around portfolio of evidence)  

Engineering Operatives are predominantly involved in engineering operations which are key to the success of the Manufacturing and Engineering sector allowing employers to grow their business while developing a work force with the relevant skills and knowledge to enhance the sustain the sector.

The role covers a wide range of common and job specific skills sets that can be transferred across the manufacturing engineering industry sectors during the course of their careers. Dependent on the sector that they are employed in there may be subtle differences in terms of composition and application of the job role specific skills and knowledge they will require, however the core skills and knowledge will be the same regardless of the sector/area they work in.

Knowledge and Skills development in line with specific pathway selected for role - more info here:

Off-the-job training will account for at least 20% of an apprentice’s time at work.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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