Apprentice UPS field service engineer. ADVANCED SOLUTIONS UPS LTD

Uninterruptible Power Supplies are critical power back up, supporting life safety such as hospital operating theatres but also financial data in major data centres for Apple, Microsoft, Google, banks etc. The industry is un-effected by recession, pandemic and successful engineers can command the best salaries or go on to run their own companies

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • Stakeholder pension scheme (NEST) • Private Healthcare option • Expenses paid in advance, subsistence allowance during working hours • Mobile phone, laptop • Tools and workwear provided

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, shifts, involves early starts, working evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

An average week example 1. Working alongside one of our senior UPS engineers who is also an Appointed Person and can sign off electrical installations as most of our engineers are multi-skilled.

  • Monday and Tuesday at a central london Hospital completing routine maintenance on a range of UPS of different sizes, manufacturers and locations on site. Routine maintenance consists of botyh AC and DC works as UPS are powered by sealed lead acid batteries.
  • Wednesday - Friday. Fly from Southampton to Edinburgh and on to the Isle of Man to maintain five UPS. Collect hire car to get around the island staying at the Sefton Hotel. Fly back to Birmgham and then back to Southampton airport

An average week example 2. Working alongside one of our experienced maintenance engineers.

  • Monday Installation of a 15kVA UPS at Harley Street London
  • Tuesday evening work starting 6pm in Central London Hospital replacing DC Batteries in existing UPS
  • Wednesday UPS Repairs in Oxford University
  • Thursday UPS Maintenance Central London
  • Friday UPS Replacement for the Science Technology Facility Council where the particle accelerator and colliders are located

We also have standby Generators under contract and our apprentices work will be varied assiting andunder taking work on various diesel generators

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

Apprenticeship training course is Electrical, electronic product service and installation engineer (level 3)
Installing and servicing a range of domestic and commercial equipment.  Qualification level3 Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration 36 months  Apprenticeship category Engineering and manufacturing. Skills that will be learnt include but are not limited to:

  • Observe health and safety regulations and procedures including:
  • Apply electrical safety tests.
  • Avoid the hazard left by residual energy.
  • Ensure all tools and equipment are safe and fit for purpose.
  • Understand and apply EU/BS product standards.
  • Apply Portable Appliance Testing.
  • Identify and use the appropriate mode of communication and be able to deal with and listen to customers.
  • Comply with health and safety procedures to protect colleagues, customers and their family.
  • Resolve disputes and know who to report to in case of problems.
  • Research and apply environmental legislation that is current and appropriate to installations and repairs.
  • Advise customers on energy saving practices and choosing environmentally friendly purchases in the future.
  • Use the correct lifting techniques.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The right candidate will progress to become a UPS field service engineer in their own right, benefits include

  • Fully funded company Van 
  • Proffessional development
  • OEM training
  • Continued support with further education, certificates and qualifications

We also maintain and support standby diesel generators and as part of the installation of new UPS complete electrical installation works.

All of these aspects will be covered, training provided and support given to the candidate to gain the necessary qualification to become a senior engineer in these fields.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Driving license, Own Car


NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Electrical engineering (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

The life of a field service engineer involves being on call, travelling and staying away from home. It also requires going onto secure sites such as military bases, prisons, government buildings and sites with intellectual property that forbid photos and where inappropriate behaviour would be a serious offense.

About the employer

About Advanced Solutions UPS Based on the South Coast of England, just outside of Portsmouth. Advanced Solutions UPS is one of the nation’s fastest growing independent UPS and generator providers. Since incorporation, we have partnered with some of the largest global companies based all over the UK and have provided these companies with the most comprehensive UPS and generator services available on the market today. Our team of fully qualified engineers cover all areas of the UK and provide our clients with the best levels of service and expertise. We pride ourselves on our product knowledge and aim to provide our clients with the best, vendor independent, Uninterruptable Power Supply and Generator solutions available. What we do Advanced Solutions UPS provide the latest generation Critical Power products and services that any company could possibly want or need from their critical power protection systems. In terms of products, we offer a variety of different UPS Solutions and Generator sets to purchase or hire, suitable for every business size and set up. Some of the products we offer include.







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Apprenticeship standard

Electrical, electronic product service and installation engineer

Level 3 (A level)

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