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Apprentice Mechanical Engineering Technician VIRIDOR WASTE MANAGEMENT LTD

Viridor are looking for a Level 3 Apprentice Mechanical Engineering Technician to join the team at their ERF in Ardley. As an Apprentice, you will be a member of the team that keep their advanced ERF plant operating. Video (copy and paste link into browser):

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 7.30-15.30

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be trained to carry out planned preventative and unplanned maintenance, general maintenance of equipment, modifying, testing, inspecting, condition-based monitoring and fault finding within systems. You will work alongside other functions within the plant, ensuring all reporting is effective and activities are followed through to completion. You will use risk assessments and method statements to ensure activities are completed in a safe manner, in line with company procedures.

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

  • Company Training Plan
  • 4 x Level 2 Foundation Competency Units. (Delivered in yr 1 at either Warwick College or Abingdon & Witney College depending on which works best geographically)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Development Knowledge (1 day per wk for 2 years in with ETT in Bicester)
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Eng Maintenance (workplace)
    Level 2 F/Skills - Maths (if req)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills - English (if req)
  • End Point Assessment at the end of the apprenticeship

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential progression to full time Mechanical Engineering Technician on site at Ardley or one of Viridor's other sites. Following that the career path is to progress to Mechanical Engineer, overseeing all Mechanical Technicians and works on site.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Use and Learn software program, Interest in Elect/Mech eng, Work to tight time schedules


GCSE or equivalent Min five GCSE's inc Eng,Math, Sci (Grade C -A* (4-9)) Essential

Things to consider

This is a varied role and may involve working at heights once fully trained, working outside occasionally, working with computers, and working on a wide variety of systems at the Viridor plant including cranes, conveyors, and pressure systems. UK driving licence and the use of a car. As you would be required to attend equipment breakdowns.

About the employer

Viridors purpose is to build a world where nothing goes to waste. Their vision is to be the UK's leading innovator of resource recovery and recycling, transforming waste for a climate positive future.




Middleton Stoney Road



OX27 7AA

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Training provider



Sally Parr

07879 128768

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2022