Compactor Maintenance Engineer Apprentice PDE WASTE TECHNOLOGIES LTD

The apprentice will be trained within the compaction team with the aim of being able to service, repair and maintain balers. The role requires an interest in electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems and the ability to work alone after training as part of a team. Travelling across all PDE working operations is required as part of the duties.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    We offer a starting salary of £16,900 rising year on year through your apprenticeship program.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 7.00am - 3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Apprenticeship programmes consist of five core components: direct business involvement, on-the-job training, related instruction, rewards for skill gains, and completion resulting in a national occupation credential.

Duties to include:

  • Carry out planning and prep activities before commencing a task
  • Check tools before and after you have completed tasks, identifying and reporting defects
  • Service and repair balers
  • Maintain balers

Health and Safety:

  • All learning will need to comply with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements in the relevant sector

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

  • Level 3 Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship Standard
  • One day a week practical training in the engineering workshop at Langley College, Langley
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • To become a fully qualified engineer and continue their employment within the PDE engineering team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade B/5 or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

PDE recognise that building a diverse workforce is essential to the success of our business. We strongly encourage applications from a diverse talent pool and welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements and workplace adjustments with all applicants to encourage agile working, flexibility and innovation. Our work aims to make sure apprenticeships and technical education are of the highest quality. This helps to give every employer and individual the skills they need to succeed as a fully qualified engineer within the company.

About the employer

PDE has grown into an innovative and significant player in meeting the current challenges in waste equipment manufacture and supply to the UK. From its UK head office based in the Midlands, they deliver a market-leading range of Waste and Recycling Systems. Offering established and new technologies for Waste Reduction, Recycling and Handling, with an experienced and dedicated team of Engineers and Sales Professionals, PDE provides greater product focus and dedicated support services to an already successful UK operation.




Grundon Waste Management

Lakeside Industrial Estate



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Training provider



Emma Raymond

01753 443857

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

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