Craft Apprentice – Maintenance IMI Thompson Valves

IMI Thompson Valves, a leading Engineering company based in Poole, is recruiting 2 Level 3 Craft Apprentices to work in Maintenance. Apprentices will be mentored throughout their four-year apprenticeship and will work alongside skilled Maintenance Engineers and Operators to develop key skills and achieve recognised qualifications.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salaries are reviewed annually in September. Benefits include: 25 days holiday pa, matched pension contributions to 7%, 5 x Death in Service, Share Save Scheme, Health Cash Plan, Cycle to work scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Onsite Massage

  • Working week

    For the first two years, the hours will be, Monday - Thursday 8am - 4.30pm, Friday 8am - 1pm. During years three and four, Apprentices will move to our double day shift - working a rotation of two weeks on earlies & two weeks on lates. No night shift working.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Apprentices will:

  • Carry out breakdown, servicing and maintenance of all plant equipment and facilities across the site
  • Carry out planned maintenance of machine tools to the manufacturers’ recommended schedules
  • Maintain the factory and building decoration in keeping with the lease requirements
  • Attend the technical college and complete assignments in a timely manner and to an appropriate standard
  • Work in a safe, tidy manner in line with Company policy
  • Work in accordance with health and safety requirements
  • Perform other such duties commensurate with the nature and level of the post as may be reasonably required

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

Apprentices will undertake a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard programme. This will include a full-time period of practical workshop based ‘off-the-job’ training at SETA’s Apprenticeship Centre in Southampton.

They will also begin a technical certificate (depending on their prior attainments) where they will be required to attend SETA one day a week over two academic years. After their initial training at SETA, they will be on site working on developing their skills for their End Point Assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of their Apprenticeship, candidates can expect to be ready to move into a role as a Maintenance Technician and to continue their career progression and development in role. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Good manual dexterity, Prepared to learn, Enthusiastic, Flexible


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-5 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4-5 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4-5 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Travel to and from SETA training and workplace.

About the employer

IMI Thompson Valves is a specialist, with over 60 years’ experience, in the design and manufacture of high integrity valves for critical nuclear, oil & gas, petrochemical and marine applications. Our products have an outstanding reputation for integrity and reliability in extreme applications, used extensively worldwide, meeting internationally recognised standards.


IMI Thompson Valves


17 Balena Close


BH17 7EF


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Candidates will be invited to an interactive group assessment centre where they will find out more about IMI Thompson Valves and have a tour of the site.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Aug 2023