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The role of O&M Apprentice Technician is to assimilate the knowledge provided during technical college attachment. We are looking for candidates who are ready to work in the renewables industry, inclined towards mechanical/electrical systems, with the potential of becoming Authorised Technicians working in different locations within UK & Ireland.

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Closing date: 24 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting wage of £10,005 - £15,000 per annum.

  • Working week

    Year one - 40 hours per week 08.30-16.30 (Monday to Friday), based at The Grimsby Institute, Nun's Corner, Grimsby, DN34 5BQ. Year two to year four - work is arranged on a shift rota system with shift patterns to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    23 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role of O & M Apprentice Technician is to assimilate the technical knowledge provided during the technical college attachment. The successful candidate will be required to develop practical hands-on competencies within the technical college workshops and during site attachments. Permanent employment will be dependent on successfully completing the target qualification.

Critically we are looking for candidates who are ready to work in the renewable energy industry and who inclined towards mechanical and/or electrical systems, with the potential of becoming Authorised Technicians able to work in different locations within the UK & Ireland.

Candidate prerequisites - What will be needed to apply:

  • A passion for engineering in the renewable energy industry (manual dexterity test)
  • Ability to work in a team or independently (simulation)
  • Ability to balance the responsibilities of study and work
  • "Right to Work" in the designated country
  • A medical and fitness test


Key Accountabilities

The role would suit education leavers who aspire to further developing their interest in engineering,

  • Observing all health and safety codes
  • Learning and developing, participating in classes and workshops on and offsite
  • Completing tests and assignments
  • Willing to attend workshops and participating in as many learning opportunities as possible
  • Completing all tests, presentations, and other required evaluations
  • Positively receiving feedback
  • Keeping a log of everything learned



To ultimately work as an Authorised Technician, by completion of the assigned Job Competency Profile during the apprenticeship. Typically, being competent to perform independently the following:

  • Complete all necessary health and safety documentation
  • Install, assembles, and dismantles hydraulic, mechanical, electrical or control systems equipment as appropriate to the specific course of study completed by the apprentice
  • Carry out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance procedures on plant and equipment
  • Replace, repairs and/or removes components and ensure its return to operational condition
  • Diagnose and determine the cause of faults in plant and equipment
  • Conduct professional relationships with colleagues and clients

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • L3 Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician
  • L3 BTEC Ext Diploma in Engineering
  • GWO & safety training


In addition to classroom training, successful applicants will take part in a broader programme of on-the-job learning:

  • Develop practical, hands-on competencies
  • Bespoke technical knowledge, underpinning practical training
  • Health and safety codes
  • Positive feedback to aid development


The first year of the apprenticeship is based at Grimsby Institute, where you will learn the basics of engineering, and introduce you to mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment. After successful completion of year 1, you will continue your training at locations throughout the UK and Ireland.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After successfully completing year one, you will then work at different client sites throughout the UK and Ireland. You’ll support and eventually perform work inside an offshore wind turbine.

RES is a family with a diverse workforce, and we are dedicated to the personal professional growth of our people. We promise you rewarding work which makes a real impact, the chance to learn from inspiring colleagues from across a growing, global network and opportunities to grow personally and professionally.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Physical fitness, Passion for engineering, Balance responsibilities, Time management skills, Problem solving, Troubleshooting skills, Using Microsoft applications, Hand-eye coordination, Respectful representative, Comfortable working at heights, Respond well to criticism, Passion for learning, Flexible working (UK and Ire)


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

This is a residential training programme, delivered in year 1 from Grimsby Institute, DN34 5BQ. You will then work flexibly, on different client sites within the UK and Ireland. Residential expenses will be met by the employer. At RES we celebrate difference as we know it makes our company a great place to work, encouraging applicants with different backgrounds, ideas and points of view.

About the employer

Do you want to work to make Power for Good? We're the world's largest independent renewable energy company. We're driven by a simple yet powerful vision: to create a future where everyone has access to affordable, zero carbon energy. We know that achieving our ambitions would be impossible without our people. Because we're tackling some of the world's toughest problems, we need the very best people to help us. They're our most important asset so that's why we continually invest in them. RES is a family with a diverse workforce, and we are dedicated to the personal professional growth of our people, no matter what stage of their career they're at. We can promise you rewarding work which makes a real impact, the chance to learn from inspiring colleagues from across a growing, global network and opportunities to grow personally and professionally. Our competitive package offers rewards and benefits including pension schemes, flexible working, and top-down emphasis on better work-life balance. We also offer private healthcare, discounted green travel, 25 days holiday with options to buy/sell days, enhanced family leave and four volunteering days per year so you can make an impact somewhere else.




Renewable Energy Systems

Wharncliffe Road North


DN31 3QJ

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Training provider



Helena Gollings


Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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