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Apprentice - Electrical Design Engineering POWER SUPPLY PROJECTS LTD

Assist PSP Engineers to undertake as directed the day to day coordination for all aspects of Power Supplies system engineering. At the same time gaining knowledge and experience throughout the company.

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Closing date: 06 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 8.00am - 4.00pm and Friday 8.00am - 2.00pm

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    48 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This role will benefit from working alongside each department of the company, gaining knowledge and experience from every aspect of works carried out by PSP Ltd. There would be a vast variety of tasks - from tender work, preparation of documentation/drawings, project activity co-ordination, project engineering documentation, technical instructions, procurement of equipment, liaising with suppliers, working with Microsoft Project, production works: assembly, fitting, wiring (all supervised), Non-working site visits and attendance at College.

Assist PSP Engineers to undertake as directed the day to day co-ordination for all aspects of Power Supplies system engineering.

Duties include:

  • Work with the Design team and Project Engineer to ensure technical specifications are issued as required for client and sub-contractors
  • Assist with the preparation of project specific Work Package Plans and task briefs
  • Assist with carrying out project specific risk assessments
  • Work with Design team and Project Engineer to prepare project equipment schedules, drawings and diagrams to promote ease of installation and operation of the system
  • Co-ordination of allocated project activities on behalf of the Project Manager to ensure that Project works required are completed to programme and to the required quality
  • Assist in the preparation of Technical Instructions and other project engineering documentation to ensure that the requirements of the project are communicated to all concerned, both internally and in supplier's organisations
  • Liaise with suppliers to provide information to assist in bid preparation as directed by the Directorate
  • Assist the Project Engineer in procurement of project in accordance with the design and in line with programme and budgets
  • Raise appropriate issues with Colleagues and Senior Management and be an active member of the PSP Team
  • Communicate to staff such information as necessary to ensure effective and efficient operation of the Department
  • Attend College and complete all college work as directed by the college
  • Ensure activities comply with PSP HSQE Policies, conform to contractual obligations and meet statutory HS and E regulations. (Y01-AA-REG-0014 Legislative Acts and Compliance Obligations)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good IT skills and the eagerness to learn and undertake various tasks as required

Personal qualities

  • Eagerness to learn
  • Work as part of a team as well as under your own initiative
  • Strong work ethic
  • Punctuality
  • Pro-actived and able to maintain confidentiality

Desired qualifications

  • You should have as a minimum 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grade C/4 or above, including GCSE Maths (higher) at grade 5 or above, GCSE English grade 4/C or above and also a science or technical subject at grade 4/C or above
  • To ensure that the apprenticeship standard and pathway is appropriate for the job role. Both the employer and apprentice will have a consultation with the Engineering Department prior to enrolment
  • A bespoke training plan will be created for apprentices with any prior engineering qualifications

Future prospects

  • There are opportunities within PSP after an Apprenticeship for the person that has developed well throughout their apprenticeship and shown interest and keenness to learn - this could be in either Design/project management or site works

Things to consider

  • On occasions you will be requested to work in the Crewe Head Office and stay overnight in a hotel. Once 18 YOA and suitably experienced you will be required to go on site and again stay away from home - towards the end of the Apprenticeship this could be for 10 days at a time
  • Weekly wage will increase after year 1 - £ 211.54 per week (YR1) - £269.23 per week (YR2) and £307.69 per week (YR3)
  • Initially you will be contacted by York College to confirm your commitment and suitability for the role. If we are unable to contact you, you will not be considered for the position. Please note that from 1st April 2020 the National Minimum wage is £4.15 per hour for an apprentice. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National minimum wage appropriate for their age applies. The minimum wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job and time spent training

Safety Responsibility Statement:

  • You are responsible for your own safety, and the safety of others who may be affected by what you do and what you fail to do. If you or any employees under your control have raised any concerns regarding any aspect of health and safety that you are not able to resolve you must speak to your line manager or direct to the HSEQ Manager. You are always required to ensure avoidance of injury to yourself and colleagues and to minimise risk to the environment, infrastructure and the travelling public. You are expected to demonstrate a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards safety in all dealings with management, staff, our clients and contractors. You must ensure that the Personal Protective Equipment you have been allocated is worn correctly, kept clean and is replaced if necessary
  • You are expected to carry out and participate in accident and incident investigation. Any accidents or incidents must be reported in accordance with PSP procedures. Investigation and discussion of accidents, incidents, close calls and near misses will be carried out openly and in a just culture. You are expected to participate with relevant input in safety briefings and other team meetings You must not commence work unless you have been adequately briefed on, and understand the method of work, site specific risks, local hazards and the emergency arrangements for the site

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

About the employer

Bespoke HV Power Supplies. Manufacture, installation, testing, commissioning, maintenance of and consultancy for electrical power products and systems for the rail, power and utilities industries, surveyors for, but not limited to, the rail, power and utilities industries, acting as a Network Rail principal contractor, labour supply agents for the rail industry.




Marlborough House

Westminster Place


YO26 6RW

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by York College


Business Partnerships 01904 770368

Engineering Design and Draughtsperson Level 3 Apprenticeship Stanfdard.

  • Students with international qualifications will need to have them converted, for which there will be a cost, through the national agency for the recognition and comparison of international qualifications and skills (NARIC) website. This is required to confirm they are comparable to UK qualifications at the start of the programme in readiness for gateway and the end point assessment

Method of Delivery:

  • Apprentices attend College on day release for the first two years and work for their employer for the rest of the week. After the first two years they are based with their employer with assessor visits in the workplace

End Point Assessment:

Successful achievement of the end-point assessment will lead to final certification of the apprenticeship. The assessment, with an independent assessor, will include:

  • Knowledge test - the knowledge test assesses the apprentice’s ability to apply their core knowledge and discipline specific knowledge and includes multiple choice and scenario based written answers
  • Practical test - tests the apprentice’s ability to define and detail a fit-for-purpose solution and so demonstrate the core skills learnt, the underpinning technical knowledge for the different disciplines (piping, structural, mechanical, electrical, control and instrumentation) and safety awareness and attention to detail
  • Structured interview - takes place after successful completion of the knowledge test and the practical test. This will enable the apprentice to showcase how they combine their core skills, technical knowledge and core behaviours in order to carry out their occupational role effectively

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering design and draughtsperson

Level 3 (A level)

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