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Maintenance Apprentice Stocks Sewing Machines

Set up - repair - service industrial embroidery machinery leading to field engineer role. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a friendly environment.

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

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

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 8.30am - 5.00pm and Friday, 8.30am - 4.00pm (Unless going to customers site which may require earlier start/late finish/stopovers). 30min for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    09 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Brother & ZSK embroidery machines. Duties to include: - Breakdown, repair, servicing and installation both in the workshop and on customers site from small businesses to multinational businesses. - Visiting customer’s premises with a senior technician to assist on various jobs – this apprenticeship will lead to a full time field technicians position working throughout the UK.

Duties will include:

  • Dealing with in house service requests & support
  • Dealing with customers on a face to face basis also by telephone & email
  • You will be required to help customers troubleshoot and offer advice/help over the phone/zoom to assist in solving problems

Apprentice will also attend Leeds City College one day per week throughout the apprenticeship duration.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication
  • Time keeping
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions

Personal qualities

  • Strong work ethic
  • Tidy appearance
  • Team player
  • Ability to use initiative

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalents at grades A*-C/9-4, with grade C/4 in English and maths or equivalent and be predicted

Future prospects

  • Fulltime Embroidery Technician

Things to consider

Weekly wages TBC at appointment, however above the apprenticeship minimum wage.

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

About the employer

Run by a team of embroidery experts, we specialise in supplying commercial and industrial embroidery machines. We won't beaten on any of our single head industrial machines which are perfect for small production volumes or large scale production. All of our multi head garment embroidery machines boast colour screens and PC connections for the more prolific garment maker. We are also unrivalled in our ability to deliver world famous brand names like ZSK and Brother.


Stocks Sewing Machines



Croyden Street


LS11 9RT

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leeds City College


Leeds City College 0113 284 6464

Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

36 months plus 3 months EPA. This apprenticeship will be delivered through a mixture of college and work based learning. Successful candidates will attend our Printworks Campus one day per week to learn the skills/ knowledge required to be successful within this role.

They will also receive a visit once a month in their place of work from their assessor, where delivery will take place on a one to one basis.

In addition learners will need to be allocated 20% of their contracted hours per week to concentrate on any development activities set Functional Skills qualifications (If required):

  • Functional Skill in English
  • Functional Skill in maths
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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