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Apprentice Fixed Plant Maintenance Fitter E & J W Glendinning Ltd

E & JW Glendinning are seeking a motivated and hardworking individual to join them as an Apprentice Fixed Plant Maintenance Fitter. The successful apprentice will learn valuable skills and knowledge and gain an industry recognised qualification.

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Closing date: 23 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £184.80 to £356.40

    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 - Friday 7.00am - 4.00pm. There may be opportunities for overtime at weekends.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    48 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The role primarily involves repairing and maintaining all types of fixed plant, such as:

  • Aggregate processing equipment
  • Asphalt plants
  • Maunufacturing plant

The successful apprentice will also have the opportunity to learn:

  • Fault recognition on pneumatic / hydraulic systems
  • Welding fabrication
  • Pipe fitting

The apprentice would work within a team of ten people often working in small groups on projects.

The role will mainly be based at our site in Ashburton. However we look after plant in our other sites in Devon and Cornwall, so the apprentice will have opportunities to travel to those sites and repair and maintain the fixed plant at those sites.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communication skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Passion for the industry
  • Motivated

Personal qualities

  • Able to use your own initiative
  • Problem solver
  • Pro-active
  • Work at height
  • Punctual
  • Team player

Desired qualifications

5 GCSEs including Maths and English at Grade C/4 or above, or equivalent.

Future prospects

There will be potential for training to operate various pieces of equipment throughout the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

A driving licence would be beneficial, unless local, as transport links to Ashburton are poor.

Wage will be discussed in more detail upon interview.

About the employer

We are a local family run independent quarry, with 5 sites spread throughout Devon and Cornwall.

The quarry operates two quarries with its main limestone producing quarry based in Ashburton.


E & J W Glendinning Ltd


The Stores

Linhay Hill Quarry


Newton Abbot

TQ13 7ES

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Cornwall College Business


Chelsea Cooke 01209 616452

You will be working towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Engineering Technician - Machinist.

You will receive on and off the job training and support from an Apprenticeship Advisor and an assessor. 

You will be required to attend the Engineering Centre at Sisna Park on a weekly basis as part of the apprenticeship training.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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