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As a maintenance engineer you will be interested in taking things apart to find out how they work. This role will involve learning how to carry out planned, unplanned and preventative electrical maintenance in industrial environments.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The salary will be between £12,064 - £14,206 per annum. Auto-enrolled into the company pension scheme after qualification period. 20 days holiday plus bank holidays (3 to 4 days to be taken for the Christmas shutdown).

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 08:00-16:30.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    45 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • As a maintenance engineer apprentice, you will learn how to work safely
  • You will be learning how to locate and rectify faults on plant and equipment. This will include inspecting and maintaining plant and equipment
  • As a maintenance engineer apprentice you will also learn how to read, understand and interpret information, technical specifications and supporting documentation
  • This job will mean preparing work areas and reinstating those areas after the completion of the work-related activities
  • As a maintenance engineer apprentice you will learn how to assess and test the performance and condition of plant and equipment
  • You will learn how to remove components assess their condition then replace or repair them, returning plant and equipment to an operational condition
  • As a maintenance engineer apprentice you will also learn how to diagnose and determine the cause of faults in plant and equipment
  • You will learn how to position, assemble, install and dismantle plant equipment
  • Upon completion of work you will communicate, handover and confirm that the appropriate process has been completed
  • As a maintenance engineer apprentice you will develop communication skills enabling you to provide information to internal and external stakeholders

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

Throughout the duration of the apprenticeship you will be paid and day released to PETA’s Havant training facility for off-the-job training. You will learn how to work safely, work efficiently, use technical information, maintain mechanical and electrical equipment and use hand tools.

Your level 3 programme will include, a level 3 engineering workbased qualification delivered in the workplace by PETA, and day release for 24 months to complete a level 3 BTEC technical certificate.

You will be completing the level 3 maintenance operations engineering technician (MOET) standard. Overall duration is 45 months.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This Maintenance Engineer Apprentice programme forms part of AMS’ succession planning for the future. You will be trained, supported and monitored throughout the process. Once the apprenticeship has been completed there may be a permanent position available for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Open minded, Willing to develop knowledge, Willing to develop skills, Good level of dexterity, Good level of hand skills, Good hand to eye co-ordination, To learn through instruction, To learn through experience, Methodical, Motivated and focussed


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/4-9 or level 2 equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/4-9 or level 2 equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Benefits: Free parking on site. Onsite restroom with kitchen facilities. Overtime available. We would encourage early submissions of applications, as these will be considered on receipt and suitable candidates invited for interview. We reserve the right to withdraw the advertisement early if the vacancy is filled before the closing date.

About the employer

We are a small and friendly team at Advanced Maintenance Services, based in the heart of Portsmouth. We enjoy undertaking a range of maintenance and installation activities. This includes all aspects of services maintenance such as industrial machinery and equipment installations and breakdowns. We will support your training and workplace learning with our talented and experienced engineers.








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Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Once you have applied for this apprenticeship, you will receive an email with an application form on that you will need to complete. Please monitor your inbox (and spam / junk folder) for this email and complete the form as soon as possible. We look forward to receiving your application!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2023