Maintenance Apprentice Engineer SLACK & PARR (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED

We are looking for a Maintenance Engineer apprentice who will be trained in the repair of the company’s machines both mechanically and electrically. You will also be trained to complete a variety of repair tasks around the factory to the site and associated plant & equipment as required.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between 07:15 - 16:00

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your first year will be spent in our in-house training school learning basic machine and hand fitting skills as well as Inspection techniques and basic maintenance skills.

You will then progress onto the shop floor to complete your Level 3 in the Maintenance department reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor.

Tasks include:

  • Completing daily checks
  • Complete running repairs on machines.
  • Complete planned maintenance on machines
  • Problem solving
  • Complete general repairs to all areas of the factory as required.

You will complete your college course units on a day release basis.

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

Your apprenticeship will include:

  • Technical certificate in Engineering - City & Guilds Level 3
  • Diploma in Engineering Maintenance
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • End Point Assessment Preparation

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Our Apprentices progress onto all areas of the company and will have the opportunity to undertake a HNC upon successful completion of their level 3 qualifications with merit and distinction grades

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Initiative, Hand-eye Coordination, Good mechanical aptitude, Conscientious, Reliable, Punctuality


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/5-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/5-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade A*-C/5-9) Essential
BTEC or equivalent ICT (Grade 3) Desired

Things to consider

5 weeks Holiday entitlement per year Possible progression within the company to Cell Leader and Shop Supervisor as experience increases. Starting on Day Shift, Mon – Thurs 7.15am to 4pm, Fri 7.15am to 12.15pm then once onto Level 3 and over the age of 18 consideration for double day shifts, Mon to Fri (We do not operate a night shift)

About the employer

Slack & Parr Ltd is a precision engineering company producing high precision components for our global customers. Our manufacturing facility consists of a large machine shop with CNC Lathes, Milling Machines and Grinding machines as well as our own in-house and established Apprentice Training School which has ran an apprenticeship Program since 1968.




Long Lane



DE74 2FL

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Training provider




01332 296995

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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