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As a local public authority, we are keen to support the development of future technical specialists working in our industry, so are offering a Level 2 Apprenticeship. Our Apprentice will be working alongside our mechanic undertaking a variety of repairs and maintenance to our vehicles both on and off site.

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Closing date: 30 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 4pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key Responsibilities are - Assist the Mechanic to:

  • Maintain tractors, self-propelled agricultural machinery and other plant and equipment
  • Undertake planned maintenance and servicing of the Equipment
  • Carry out reactive repairs to equipment both in workshop and field settings
  • Manage an inventory of certain tools and equipment
  • Any other duties relevant to the apprenticeship

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

Level 2 Land-based Service Engineer apprenticeship standard, which includes:

Day release at Bishop Burton College
End-Point Assessment (EPA)
Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
Training will be provided mostly in the workplace with an assessor coming to visit on a regular basis to do work-based reviews, assessments, and observations

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After successful completion of the Level 2 qualification there may be an opportunity to progress to a relevant Level 3 qualification within our organisation.

Completion of your apprenticeship with us could lead to you being offered a permanent role working as a Mechanic, Engineer, Asset Manager, Project Manager or within our Operational Team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3 and above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3 and above) Desired

Things to consider

Previous experience in the sector would be beneficial however is not essential as full training will be given. The role will involve: Working outdoors in all weathers Standing for long periods Chemicals Using heavy equipment Lifting

About the employer

Ouse and Humber Drainage Board is an Internal Drainage Board (IDB). IDB’s are public authorities responsible for flood risk and water level management in areas of special drainage need, managing and maintaining miles of watercourses, pumping stations and other assets. Ouse & Humber Drainage Board operates in partnership with others under the Yorkshire & Humber Drainage Boards Consortium. The successful applicant will complete a 1-year Level 2 course, assisting, and learning from our Mechanical Engineer, an experienced agricultural engineer. Duties will include maintaining tractors, self-propelled agricultural machinery and other plant and equipment used for the maintenance of our watercourse networks. Although predominantly working in a modern well-equipped workshop there will be regular site visits, accompanying the mechanic to carry out repairs across the operational area. Although this apprenticeship has a mechanical engineering bias, there will be opportunities to work in other service areas within the wider organisation, including project management, asset management, development control, finance, and democratic services.




24 Innovation Drive



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Training provider



Michelle Bailey

Apprenticeship standard

Land-based service engineer

Level 2 (GCSE)

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