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Wind and Solar Renewables Engineering Maintenance Technician Apprentice SPECTRUM WIND SERVICES LTD

Are you looking for an opportunity to start an engineering career with a progressive company at the forefront of wind turbine technology? This role will give you the opportunity to work with and learn from leaders within the maintenance sector of this industry. You will need to have drive and ambition to join the team and a willingness to learn.

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The starting hourly rate for this role is £6 per hour, there is the opportunity to increase this to £7 based on performance.

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 08:00-16:00 including a paid lunch break

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Apprentice Renewables Technician you will provide support to the operation and maintenance of Spectrums wind turbine fleet and its solar Operations.

Your duties will include:

  • Working at height in confined and open spaces
  • Performing routine scheduled maintenance on wind turbine mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems
  • Responding to breakdowns and carrying out unscheduled maintenance
  • Conduct fault finding and report writing
  • Adhering to the requirements of the wind turbine safety rules, relevant health and safety executive rules and legislation and safe working practices
  • Carrying out manual handling of photovoltaic solar panels, cables, tooling and electrical components
  • Carrying out manual handling of wind turbine parts such as lubricants, greases and tooling
  • Having a good degree of flexibility in order to meet the needs of the role and company
  • Working in a close-knit team but building confidence and competence to make decisions
  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner

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

Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Technician apprenticeship standard, including Functional Skills if required.

This programme includes:

  • Dip in Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering - Mechatronics Maintenance Tech (Development Competence)
  • Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) BTEC Diploma

This programme is delivered via a day release model which means that during term time, you are expected to attend one day per week at our engineering innovation centre to further your knowledge and skill.

You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession.

You will experience a blended learning model.

You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.

At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After successful completion of this level 3 apprenticeship there may be the opportunity to undertake and HNC/HND qualification.

Spectrum are committed to supporting the development of their employees and there will be opportunities for progression within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative


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

Things to consider

A driving licence would be an advantage but is not a requirement to be successful in this role

About the employer

Spectrum are experts in renewable technologies, namely wind turbines and solar photovoltaics. They are a highly skilled, dedicated and motivated company. They install and service a wide range of turbines and solar installations. Due to their intensive industry knowledge, they are able to solve any issues that may arise and maintain turbines to the highest possible standard.




Unit 4

Forum Road



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Training provider




01623 900468

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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