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MODERN APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME – Operations – Maintenance and Operations Technician Apprentice PUMA ENERGY (UK) LIMITED

We have opportunities within Operations for suitable candidates to join our Modern Apprenticeship Scheme. Successful candidates will enter into a three-year training programme gaining a Level 3 Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Qualification and an NVQ qualifications in Bulk Liquid Warehousing and Downstream Field Operations.

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Closing date: 17 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 08:00-16:00. 1 hour unpaid lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Following Operational Procedures for the safe receipt, storage and distribution of petroleum products.
Completing visual inspections of plant and equipment to ensure ongoing safe operation
Perform first line diagnostic and maintenance tasks as required
The auditing of 3rd parties to ensure compliance with operating procedures
Operation of the Terminal Automation System to control the stock movements.

We have opportunities within Operations for suitable candidates to join our Modern Apprenticeship Scheme run in conjunction with City of Bristol College.  Successful candidates will enter into a three-year training programme gaining NVQ qualifications in Bulk Liquid Warehousing and Downstream Field Operations.  Year 1 will be full time study based at College followed by years 2 & 3 based at the Westerleigh Terminal, near Bristol with day release to college.

Applicants must have at least four GCSE’s at grade C or above; including Mathematics, English and Science or a relevant equivalent qualification and have a keen interest in technical/engineering subjects.  This scheme is due to commence in September 2022.  Short listed candidates will undergo an aptitude and colour blindness test prior to interview. 

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

Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

You will complete the Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard, and learn all the skills, knowledge and behaviours contained in this apprenticeship to become fully competent in your role. This apprenticeship will follow the electrical pathway. 

You will spend 20% of your time in off the job training, where you will attend college. This attendance could possibly amount to two or three days each week in your first year. 

You will be allocated an assessor who will come and meet you in the workplace to observe and review your work. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To be discussed near the end of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Self motivated, Interpersonal skills


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

About the employer

Puma Energy operates in almost 50 countries and has around 5,000 employees. We own and operate a network of over 100 storage terminals and more than 3,100 retail sites and are present at more than 84 airports across the world. The fundamentals of the business are strong, and Puma Energy has a powerful opportunity to play an important part in a very fast-changing energy landscape. Key to the success of Puma Energy is the exceptional and diverse group of people whose energy drives the company’s success. In the UK we operate oil storage Terminals in Westerleigh, Milford Haven, Theale and Belfast as well as a very successful Bitumen business.







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Training provider



Apprenticeship Team


Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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