Land Based Service Engineer Apprenticeship VP PLC

When you join our Apprenticeship programme you join a business that genuinely has your back and works with you to achieve your career aspirations beyond the Apprenticeship. We give you skills for life in a working environment that is positive, nurturing and encouraging. We want you to succeed.

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

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages to be discussed at interview stage.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 5.00pm. To be discussed at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your Apprenticeship will last 3 years and will look like this:

  • In Year 1 you will undertake basic tasks such as inspecting plant machinery with your line manager guiding you through this. You will attend Reaseheath College in the north-west of England on block release for a total of 9 weeks staying away from home. 
  • In Year 2 you will build upon what you learnt in Year 1. You will diagnose faults and repair and service plant machinery. During Year 2 you will attend college for 9 weeks, requiring you to stay away from home
  • Year 3 will see you have more responsibility where you will advise on repairs to plant machinery returned by customers
  • You will be able to diagnose complex faults with plant machinery During Year 3 you will attend college for 9 weeks, requiring you to stay away from home

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

  • Land-based service engineering technician Level 3
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end point assessment
    The qualification the apprentice will achieve at the end is an advanced level 3 apprenticeship. Within this apprenticeship you will be given the opportunity to build a solid foundation of technical knowledge and gain real life experience
  • You’ll combine on-the-job training with practical lessons at college, where our specialist staff will teach you in our fully equipped workshops
  • The apprenticeship will be at Reaseheath College and will last 3 years. This will be 9 weeks in college per year, delivered in 3 x 3 week block release courses, at Reaseheath College, Nantwich

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • After their apprenticeship they will become service engineers, full time at UK Forks

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4 / C and above) Desired

About the employer

Whilst our history, machines and service are best in class, we know that we would not be the success story that we are today without the amazing people that are the heart of UK Forks. From our field service engineers to our sales team, from our depot apprentices to our customer service colleagues, we get the job done by doing the right thing. What’s our secret? There isn’t one. We’re passionate, enjoy working together and love what we do: It’s that simple! So what we’re looking for is more of the same. If you’re enthusiastic, confident in your abilities and would love to work with a team at the top of their game then you’re in the right place. We also pride ourselves on our supportive culture and, as part of Vp plc, there is always potential for individual growth, not only within UK Forks, but across the group. So, if we sound like the kind of company you would like to be an important part of, then please get in touch.




147 Halfords Lane

West Bromwich

B71 4LQ

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Land-based service engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023