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Service Engineering Apprentice Finning UK & Ireland

We are offering a 4 year apprenticeship to become a Caterpillar qualified engineer. No experience is required, just a willingness to learn and have an interest in engineering/heavy plant. Apply now and start your exciting journey. You will be providing advanced technical support and guidance across a diverse range of plant and equipment in sectors such as agriculture, horticulture, forestry and outdoor power.

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

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Closing date: 25 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    You will be paid £13,588 in the first year, £16,994 in the second year, £20,528 in the third year and £24,400 in the fourth year. Please note if you are 21+ you will be paid the national minimum wage.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • 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?

During the first two years of the apprenticeship, you will develop skills in maintenance, repair and troubleshooting. The final two years will allow you to develop advanced diagnostic skills and repair techniques to include, but not limited to:

  • Undertake, overhaul, repair or refurbishment work on the machines
  • Carry out standard diagnostic tests on machine components
  • Carry out planned maintenance and general repairs
  • Complete commercial assessments and field inspections
  • Check and record all parts and materials required for machine preparation work

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

We offer a 4 year apprenticeship working towards a Land Based Service Engineer Technician Level 3 qualification where you will be supported to work alongside our engineers to carry out planned and unplanned maintenance, inspections, diagnostics and rebuilds of heavy plant equipment. The successful candidate(s) will carry out a broad range of duties relating to the proper maintenance of equipment and be trained by Finning's in-house specialised Apprenticeship Training Team in our academy. Finning are the employer provider so all training is done onsite.

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end point assessment.

You can find more information on the Land Based Service Engineer Technician apprenticeship by visiting this webpage:

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

At the end of our apprenticeship, you will be a level 3 Caterpillar qualified engineer. You can then expect to be offered further training and development with Finning.

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 & Science (Grade 4 minimum) Essential

Things to consider

This is a field based role and due to insurance requirements you must have a valid driving licence and have held this for 2 years by September 2023. The standard will meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) by an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution.

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.


Finning UK & Ireland


Unit A

The Kingsbridge Centre

Sturrock Way


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Land-based service engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please follow the link provided. This will take you to our Apprenticeship webpage where you can scroll down and click on the location that you wish to apply to. This will take you to the application page to apply.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 25 Feb 2023