Maintenance and Operations Engineering Apprentice PEEL PORTS GROUP LIMITED

Are you looking to kick start your career within the engineering sector? We have two openings for Multi-skilled Engineering Apprentices at the Port of Sheerness. You will be involved in activities such as installation, testing, fault finding and on-going planned maintenance across a wide variety of plant and equipment.

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Closing date: 01 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Additional benefits include, Medi-Cash, Flex-Benefits scheme, 27 days annual leave plus 8 days bank holiday (paid)

  • Working week

    Year 1: college based so timings are in line with college requirements Year 2 onwards: Monday-Friday / 40 hours per week excluding breaks (unpaid) / 2-shift pattern comprising week 1: 6am start time & week 2: 9am start time. Exact shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your duties will include:

  • Preventive Maintenance tasks on mechanical equipment
  • Preventive Maintenance tasks on fluid & pneumatic equipment
  • Preventive Maintenance tasks on electrical & electronic equipment
  • Installation of electrical/mechanical infrastructure
  • Reactive Engineering tasks on mechanical equipment
  • Reactive Engineering tasks on fluid & pneumatic equipment
  • Reactive Engineering tasks on electrical & electronic equipment
  • Carry out testing and handover of equipment and plant
  • Fault finding on electrical & mechanical infrastructure
  • Fabrication of parts and structures for the Port Estate
  • Input of essential data to minimise down time on mechanical/electrical infrastructure

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

Year 1 of the Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard, the learner will attend four days a week within IPS Rochester workshop completing practical skills (Performing Engineering Operations) and one day a week studying the Technical Certificate.

In Year 2, the Apprentice moves to day-release and will attend IPS one day a week to continue the Technical Certificate. Starting in Year 2 and continuing until completion in Year 4. The Apprentice will continue to receive regular training contact with IPS all throughout the programme.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there is the possibility of a full-time Multi-skilled Engineer position - subject to a suitable vacancy being available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Interpersonal Skills, Independent


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths and Science (Grade 4 and above) Desired

Things to consider

Enrolment onto your apprenticeship programme is subject to prior attainment checks, and your Personal Learning Record will be reviewed upon successful appointment. We are also obligated to follow the guidelines around eligibility, set out by the government apprenticeship funding rules.

About the employer

At Peel Ports we’re more than just a series of ports, we are an integral part of our customer’s supply chain. As the second largest port group in the UK, each year, we safely handle over 70 million tonnes of cargo from across the globe and whether it is finding efficient routes and well-connected services, close to end-destination ports or storage and freight options, we add-value to every step of the process. We enable businesses to benefit from innovative and sustainable port centric solutions, via our strategically located ports, terminals and state of the art technology. What sets us apart is the way we work with customers to extend and transform their supply chain, adding value at every touchpoint.




Sheerness Docks



ME12 1RS

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Training provider



Mandy Rai


Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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