Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Apprentice (Mechanical) Sandvik Coromant UK

Sandvik are looking for a Engineering (mechanical) Apprentice to be based at their Coventry site. Successful applicants will receive practical and theoretical training in Maintenance and Operations Engineering that will fully equip them for a career in engineering (mechanical)

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Closing date: 05 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.28 Per Hour

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, times to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • As an apprentice you will study a range of programmes working towards a Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship standard, covering a variety of skills and qualifications while earning a wage and completing invaluable practical skills in industry.
  • Apprentice technicians will undertake installation, testing, servicing, removal, replacement, maintenance, and repair of a range of equipment, sometimes complex, as part of planned preventative and reactive maintenance programmes. They may also undertake decommissioning activities when plant is being removed from service
  • Candidates should be confident, keen, enthusiastic, and committed with a positive attitude to work. This is an ideal opportunity to learn all aspects of maintenance and operations engineering (mechanical) and achieve an advanced apprenticeship qualification

Initially based at college then on site following a day pattern – with a shift placement – where apprentices are required to work both the day and night shift with experienced engineers to gain hands on learning

Once you have applied for this vacancy AEA will contact you to organise an interview if your application meets the required criteria. We will contact you using the details you provide us with in your application and would ask if you would regularly check and reply asap so that you do not miss this opportunity.

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

  • Engineering Technician Level 3 Standard will be acheived by the end of this apprenticeship
  • During this three-year programme, you will undertake 'off the job' training to develop sector specific skills. The remaining duration will be spent on-site at our Coventry Site, where you will receive specific on the job training by an experienced mentor/supervisor/line manager

You will also be supported by a dedicated assessor who will guide and mentor you throughout your apprenticeship.

Maintenance and operations engineering technicians are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex work and must, as a minimum be able to:

  • Apply safe systems of working
  • Make a technical contribution to either the design, development, quality assurance, manufacture, installation, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, systems, processes or services
  • Apply proven techniques and procedures to solve engineering/manufacturing problems
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in communicating both technical and non-technical information
  • Have a commitment to continued professional development
  • Engineering Technicians take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake within the limits of their personal authority. They also need to be able to demonstrate a core set of behaviours in order to be competent in their job role, complement wider business strategy and development. This will enable them to support their long-term career development.

Successful achievement of the end-point assessment will lead to final certification of the apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Progression into a full-time opportunity dependant on candidate performance

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, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English & a science (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

Apprentice Employment Agency is acting as a Flexi-Job Apprentice Agency & will engage you for the duration of the apprenticeship & pay your salary. You should be aware that the company/business named in this vacancy is a host employer & you will not be employed by them. Your application may be shared with training providers & employers.

About the employer

Sandvik is a global, high-tech engineering group with approximately 44,000 employees and sales in about 150 countries. We have a strong focus on enhancing customer productivity, profitability and sustainability through our unique expertise and solutions for the manufacturing, mining, and infrastructure industries. Our offering covers their value chains and is based on extensive investments in research and development (R&D), customer insights and a deep knowledge of industrial processes and digital solutions. We have world-leading positions in the following areas: Tools and tooling systems for advanced metal cutting, expanding into digital manufacturing and software solutions, as well as disruptive technologies like additive manufacturing and in-line metrology. Equipment and tools, service, digital solutions and sustainability-driving technologies for the mining and infrastructure industries, such as automated and electric mining equipment and eco-efficient rock processing. Advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating.


Sandvik Coromant UK


Torrington Avenue




Georgia Marlow

07540 716312

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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