Apprentice Service Engineer VP PLC - Torrent Trackside

Torrent Trackside, part of the Vp Plc group of companies are looking to recruit Apprentice Fitters at a number of depot locations around the UK. These vacancies offer fantastic career progression for the right candidates.

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

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    We offer a competitive annual salary of £14,500 in your first year, which will rise to upwards of £22,000 when you are qualified. Along with on-the-job training and development at college leading to a nationally recognised qualification.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (shifts to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Under guidance, carry out maintenance, service, repairs and modifications to Company assets as directed.
  • Under guidance, assist in keeping the branch/depot backlog of un-serviced equipment.
  • Assist with ensuring that spares are requested in order to facilitate the speedy repair of equipment.
  • Ensuring that equipment is presented in line with Company procedures and specified quality standards.
  • Recording repair data by completing all paperwork required, or updating computer managed records.

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

Training will be provided in the workplace through Myerscough College where you will work towards a Level 2 Landbased Service Engineer Standard Apprenticeship, and then progress onto the Level 3 Landbased Service Engineering Technician Apprenticeship.

In Year 1 you will undertake basic tasks such as inspecting plant machinery, with your line manager guiding you through this. You will attend Myerscough College in the north-west of England on block release for a total of 16 weeks staying away from home. Don’t worry about the costs of your travel and accommodation as this will be taken care of for you.

In Year 2 you will build upon what you have learnt so far. You will diagnose faults and repair and service plant machinery. You will attend college for 10 weeks, requiring you to stay away from home.

Year 3 will see you having 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. Again you will attend college for 10 weeks, requiring you to stay away from home.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On successful completion and qualification a permanent position is guaranteed.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Any relevant work experience, Good communication skills, Interest in the job role


GCSE or equivalent 2 other subjects (Grade 2-9/E-A*) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2-9/E-A*) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 2-9/E-A*) Essential

Things to consider

The Torrent Trackside branch is located at Victoria Rd, Ashford TN23 7HJ. Please ensure you have adequate and sustainable transport to travel to the branch.

About the employer

Torrent Trackside is part of 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 #Skillsforlife in a working environment that is positive, nurturing and encouraging. We want you to succeed!


VP PLC - Torrent Trackside


Victoria Road


TN23 7HJ

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Training provider



Employer Services


Apprenticeship standard

Land-based service engineer

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2023