Apprentice Maintenance Engineer (Electrical bias) Aliaxis UK

We have an exciting opportunity to join Aliaxis as we strengthen our Engineering team in Huntingdon. With completion of the apprentice programme and with experience, the apprentice will be equipped with the tools to become an Entry level Maintenance Engineer, Multiskilled Engineer, Maintenance Team Leader. Fill out checklist and records after completing the works.

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Closing date: 17 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Not only do we offer fantastic benefits such as discounts at local retailers; holiday purchase scheme and an employer pension contribution up to 10%, but working at Aliaxis is an opportunity to be a part of an organisation that makes a difference.

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm (early finish Friday).

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To train as an Engineering apprentice, to undertake a structured training program of academic study on the Job training to gain the required skills and knowledge to support the engineering department. Engineering apprentices will perform duties safely and be trained in a range of mechanical/ electrical skills, under the day-to-day supervision of a Mentor who would be an experienced Engineer as designated by the Engineering manager.  An assessor through the college, who would typically come out to visit in the workplace to assess workplace competence.


  • Perform simple repairs and maintain electrical equipment’s like motors, control circuits, electrical wiring
  • Perform simple preventative maintenance on equipment’s
  • Fill out checklist and records after completing the works
  • Learn complex tasks and ability to work well with your hands
  • Maintain housekeeping and keep areas clean
  • Work with hand and power tools (wrenches, ratchets, sockets, screwdrivers, pliers, hammers, drill machine, grinders) and test equipment – meter’s
  • Knowledge of engineering science and technology
  • Understand hazards and risks in the work environment and keep safety as top priority
  • Use a computer and understand some basic software like Word and Excel
  • Ability to understand schematics, electrical codes, and technical drawings

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

The practical period of the Apprenticeship is dedicated to the development of the knowledge, skills and behaviours:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • EAL Diploma in Engineering Technologies
  • EAL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance

During the first year of the apprenticeship, you will spend 3-days in-college during term-time and 2 days spent in the Workplace. Into years 2 to 3 years, you will attend college 1 day per week and 4 days spent in the Workplace. Towards the end of the practical training period of apprenticeship the training will be all in the Workplace, preparing for the End Point Assessment. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The career path is yours!  In the past we’ve had apprentices become: Entry level Maintenance Engineer, Multiskilled Engineer, Maintenance Team Leader.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

Must be physically able to complete tasks; undertake manual handling tasks. Analytical skills – the ability to think critically, analyse data, make decisions, and solve problems. Mechanical/ Electrical skills – desirable to have a basic understanding of electronics, use of hand and power tools.

About the employer

Aliaxis is a global leader in advanced piping systems for building, infrastructure, industrial and agriculture applications. Fluids are needed in every place or process you can think of: In every home, in every hospital, in every factory, in every farm, in every café….in fact we rely on fluids everywhere and every day. That’s why Aliaxis are here to help create the safest, most effective and reliable solutions for sustainable fluid management.


Aliaxis UK


St Peter's Road

PE29 7DA

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Training provider




01223 418778

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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