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Maintenance & Operations Engineering Apprentice FINNING (UK) LTD.

Join our team as an apprentice. We offer a 4-year apprenticeship as a Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician. You will work alongside our engineers to ensure that the Caterpillar products within the Electric Power Generation product group are maintained, refurbished, and reconditioned to Finning standards.

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

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Closing date: 25 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The wage is £13,588 for the first year, £16,994 for the second year, £20,528 for the third year and £24,400 for the fourth year.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

For the duration of the apprenticeship, you will develop skills in maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting.  You will also develop advanced diagnostic skills and repair techniques to include but not limited to:

  • Undertaking detailed inspections of generators.
  • Carrying out planned and un-planned maintenance on Generator system components.
  • Carrying out standard diagnosis tests on generator system components.
  • Producing a comprehensive list of parts and materials required.

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

At the end of the apprenticeship you will gain a Maintenance and Operations Service Engineering Technician Level 3 qualification. You will attend training blocks at Finning’s Training Academy in Cannock throughout your apprenticeship to gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviours for your apprenticeship standard. These blocks can be 1,2,4 or 6 weeks long. You will then apply those new knowledge and skills in your branch workplace. (All hotel/travel costs are covered by Finning UK & I).


You can find more information on the Maintenance Operations Service Engineering Technician apprenticeship by visiting the link below:

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You will train to become a Finning Engineer. Our engineers are skilled practical personnel who repair and maintain Caterpillar® equipment. Our qualified service engineers can be workshop or site based.

You can find out more about our apprenticeship scheme and about what our current apprentices say by visiting this page:-

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English,Maths and Science (Grade Minimum Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

Due to insurance requirements you must have a driving licence and have held this for 2 years or more by September 2023.

About the employer

Finning is the UK and Ireland distributor for the world-renowned Caterpillar products with over 80 years of industry leading achievement. We believe that our people are the heart and soul of our company and fundamental to our success. Apart from the satisfaction of working with a brand leader we offer an attractive all round package including 25 days holiday, pension scheme, healthcare, share scheme and various flexible benefits.




Watling Street



WS11 8LL

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link which will direct you to our apprenticeship webpage. There you can scroll down on the page and find your location to apply.

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

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Closing date: 25 Feb 2023