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Apprentice Plant Engineer CAN LIMITED

To work as part of the CAN stores engineering team under the day to day supervision of the Plant Manager. The role will include servicing & repair of CAN mechanical plant both on site at the Chesterfield HO and off site at CAN work locations.

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Closing date: 02 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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-Friday, 8am to 4.30pm – with 1 hour for breaks spread across the day (usually 15 mins mid-morning, half hour lunch, 15 mins mid-afternoon).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    40 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

• Assist with the day to day service and repair of CAN mechanical plant
• Attend local college on a weekly basis
• As required work within other areas of the stores operation when workloads dictate
• Flexibility will be required in the type of duties you perform
• Ensure that works are undertaken in a safe, cost effective manner and in full compliance with Company procedures.

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

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards the Engineer Fitter Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group.
As part of your apprenticeship, and dependent on your prior attainment, you may be required to complete maths and English Functional Skills which is an integral part of your apprenticeship. Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition for these qualifications.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To become a Plant Engineer working within a large construction industry, which is itself part of a large group of companies (RSK) with many possibilities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

Outside working on big plant equipment, but all rain & cold weather gear plus appropriate PPE will be supplied

About the employer

CAN was established in the UK in 1983, and now employs around 250 staff. Providing specialist access, we undertake ground engineering, structural installation and maintenance within all aspects of the construction and civil engineering markets throughout the UK. With offices in Chesterfield, Kent, Bristol, Glasgow and Dublin serving the whole of the UK and Republic of Ireland, we offer a large fleet of in-house designed plant & access equipment, all CE marked




Smeckley Wood Close Chesterfield Trading Estate


S41 9PZ

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Training provider



Rebecca Worth

01246 500 500

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

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