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As an Apprentice Maintenance Fitter, you will work against the planned maintenance schedule to ensure machinery, equipment and facilities are at an acceptable standard and carry out reactive/emergency repairs, working closely with our experienced in-house Maintenance team.

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 6.00am – 14.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assisting a team of fitters in all aspects of preventative and emergency maintenance.
  • Servicing/repairing parts and according to routine servicing schedules.
  • Troubleshoot and/or investigate known or suspected machine problems.
  • Disassemble mechanical equipment as part of a systematic controlled approach.
  • Checking and calibrating instruments to make sure they are accurate
  • Fitting new parts
  • Carrying out quality inspections
  • Responding immediately to equipment breakdowns
  • Fixing faults or arranging for replacements to be installed
  • Keeping production managers informed of progress
  • Work safely and in line with written procedures, carrying out your own risk assessment before commencing work.
  • Check that all plant and equipment to be used is in good order and certified for use
  • Carry out assigned tasks in compliance with ISO requirements and safety procedures
  • Maintain safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations as all times.

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

  • Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician Level 3 Standard
  • Mechanical Technician Pathway studied on a day release basis at our Olive Grove campus

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon the the satisfactory completion of the apprenticeship there may be the opportunity of full time employment. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

You will also gain experience in other aspects of foundry work such as fettling and welding. Manual handling and overhead crane training will be provided along with other mandatory toolbox talks and health & safety training. This job profile is an outline only and may vary from time to time without changing the character of the job or level of responsibility. The apprentice must be flexible to meet the operational needs of the Company.

About the employer

Furniss & White are a family-owned independent Steel Foundry, specialising in high integrity castings, fabrications and precision machining. Located in North Anston, Sheffield; the Company has an extensive range of products which have application in the Chemical, Petro-Chemical and Mining industries together with Oil Exploration, Marne and Power Generation industries. Established in 1980, the Company currently employs over 110 staff. We are looking to expand our existing apprenticeship program by attracting a General Machinist to join our busy Machining Services department.







S25 4JL

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Training provider



Stewart Parsisson

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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