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Apprentice Maintenance Engineering COMMUNISIS PLC

Assisting with the day to day running and operation of the factory and assisting with the daily preventative planned maintenance task, machine breakdown and repairs.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £14,500.00

    Year 1 £7.43 ph, £278.84 per week, £14.500 per annum Year 2 £8.46 ph, £317.30 per week, £16.500 per annum Year 3 £9.74 ph, £365.38 per week, £19.000 per annum

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8:30-16:30

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    30 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000082123

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Observing, learning and understanding a wide range of maintenance, preservation and engineering skills and processes while under the instruction of skilled technical staff.
  • To be able to demonstrate these skills and processes as the training period progresses by working independently or with a team, to undertake tasks as guided and increasing overall contribution to the department.
  • To undertake and successfully complete suitable college courses throughout the training period, achieving the academic grades and practical skills in order to entitle yearly progression leading to the award of a suitable qualification in maintenance engineering.
  • Learning and understanding the importance of Health and Safety within the workplace.
  • To develop the skills to construct or modify apparatus and instruments from verbal instructions and drawings, for research, teaching and student projects, to a high degree of precision.
  • To learn how to maintain workshop equipment and to keep it in good repair.
  • To maintain a logbook over the duration of the apprenticeship period, recording projects that have been undertaken and the skills learned.
  • To maintain and to ensure general good housekeeping of the workplace and design areas.

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

Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Level 3
42 months plus 3 months EPA
This apprenticeship will be delivered through a mixture of college and work based learning. Successful candidates will attend our Printworks Campus one day per week to learn the skills/ knowledge required to be successful within this role. They will also receive a visit once a month in their place of work from their assessor, where delivery will take place on a one to one basis.

 

Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technicians covers 7 roles: Electrical Technicians; Mechanical Technicians; Control & Instrumentation Technicians; Wind Turbine Technicians Electrical System and Process Control Technicians; Electromechanical Technicians and Plant Operations Technicians. They will maintain the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in one or more of the following Industries that are part of or have activities that are part of the broader national infrastructure Engineering Sector.

 
Employers must satisfy themselves that apprentices are ready for their end point assessment. Apprentices must demonstrate that they meet the following criteria:

 

●     Achieved a minimum Level 2 English and Maths.

●     Satisfactory completion of the formal training plan agreed with the apprentice by the employer.

●     Sufficient evidence in the form of a portfolio to allow the apprentice to consistently demonstrate knowledge, skills and behaviours as described in the standard.

●    Complete a minimum of 20% of their contracted hours allocated to off the job training.

The end-point assessment is synoptic and takes place at the end of the apprentice’s learning and development (final three months).  It will consist of a performance assessment in the workplace - logbook / portfolio of evidence. Knowledge/practical assessments and assignments.

These are carried out after the apprentice has met the required criteria to pass the Gateway process. The apprenticeship is graded a pass, distinction or fail based on performance in the end-point assessment.

 

Functional Skills qualifications (If required):

• Functional Skill in English

• Functional Skill in Maths

 

+ Employment Rights and Responsibilities

+ Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

 

This standard will meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) by an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution.
 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Becoming part of a growing company in the engineering department.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

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

About the employer

Communications company delivering memorable brand engagement in print, in-store, online and through live experiences.

Employer

COMMUNISIS PLC

Address

Communisis House

Manston Lane

Leeds

LS15 8AH

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Training

Training provider

LUMINATE EDUCATION GROUP

Contact

Leeds City College Apprenticeship team

apprenticeships@leedscitycollege.ac.uk

0113 284 6464

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)


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