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PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Engineering Maintenance Apprentice for our client, Comprehensive Elevator Services (CES). As a Maintenance Engineer you will be interested in taking things apart to find out how they work. This role will involve carrying out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance on plant /equipment.

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

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    45 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Joining the CES team as a Maintenance Engineer Apprentice, your role will be focused on supporting the manufacturing processes on site.

As part of your programme, you will learn how to:

  • Interpret technical information
  • Respond to requests for assistance
  • Become competent locating and rectifying faults on lifts and ancillary equipment
  • Identify the best solutions when making repairs
  • Arrange for investigations by external contractors when required
    Become competent ordering replacement parts
  • Record all changes made to equipment and plant
  • Become competent performing a range of routine and preventative maintenance
  • Communicate, handover and confirm that the repair or preventative process has been completed

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

  • This Maintenance Engineer Apprenticeship programme forms part of CES succession planning for the future. You will be trained, supported and monitored throughout the process
  • Throughout the duration of the apprenticeship, you will be paid and day released to PETA’s Havant training centre for off-the-job training

This will start by you learning:

  • How to work safely and efficiently, use technical information, how to maintain mechanical and electrical equipment, and use hand tools

Your level 3 development programme will include:

  • A level 3 Engineering work-based qualification delivered in the workplace by PETA
  • A further 24 months of day release for to complete a level 3 BTEC technical certificate
  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will achieve the Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Career progression for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Physical fitness, Willing to learn, Motivation and drive, Enthusiastic team player, Positive attitude, Clean driving licence, Good manual dexterity, Real interest in maintenance, Good co-ordination, Methodical and logical, Learn through instruction


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

Things to consider

Benefits: Company issued uniform and PPE. 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (3 days to be taken at Christmas). Company contributions to employee state pension. Overtime available.

About the employer

We are bringing our expertise and excellent customer service to the Portsmouth area. We will be supporting all of the council stock of building with breakdown and planned maintenance of their lifts and elevators. We want to train you to be a highly qualified and skilled lift engineer. Our team will support your learning providing you with right level of support. Come and be part of our success story!




1000 Building


Western Road


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2023