Engineering Apprentice VANDERLANDE INDUSTRIES UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED

Vanderlande is the market leader in efficient logistics process automation within the airports and parcel sector. In addition, we are a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses. You will be responsible for performing malfunction and maintenance work as well as carrying out preventive and periodic maintenance, in collaboration with colleagues. You will be supported to achieve a NVQ Level 3 at Kingston College, where you will spend your first year.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £18,000.00

    Salary will increase to £23,760 in the second year, with six month pay reviews

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000149650

  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The company:

Vanderlande is the market leader in efficient logistics process automation within the airports and parcel sector. In addition, we are a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses.

Vanderlande has a strong strategic partnership with Heathrow Airport. Heathrow, with more than 80 million passengers a year, is the most active airport in Europe having the most connections to other airports. All these passengers expect their luggage to reach the same destination. That’s where Vanderlande comes in as a strategic partner with full responsibility of the performance and maintenance of Heathrow’s baggage handling systems.

Your role:

You will be supported to achieve a NVQ Level 3 at Kingston College, where you will spend your first year.

Apprentices will work towards completing a NVQ Foundation, BTEC L3 in Advance Manufacturing and Engineering, and NVQ L3 in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (Mechatronics Maintenance Technician). This program is accredited via End Point Assessment by iMechE (EngTech).

You will then continue your learning working within London Heathrow Airport. The Apprentice Service Technician will be performing maintenance duties to ensure productivity and output, equipment availability, health & safety compliance and quality. You will be performing the following tasks:

  • Ensuring a top condition of the various installations
  • Responsible for performing malfunction and maintenance work as well as carrying out preventive and periodic maintenance, in collaboration with colleagues.
  • Resolving mechanical, electrical and any control technical faults
  • Upon completion of your apprenticeship, you will apply for a service technician role within Vanderlande.

What we expect from you:

As an Apprentice Service Technician, you make an important contribution to customer satisfaction, whereby the continuity of the customer process is central. You therefore have an enthusiastic and proactive attitude and are flexible

What we see as a nice to have:

  • Five A*-C or 9-4 grade GCSEs or equivalent (including maths and English).
  • An interest in engineering
  • Enthusiastic and motivated attitude

What we offer:

  • Performance related pay
  • 288 Hours Holiday (once on shift in your second year)
  • Bupa Medical Cover
  • YuLife – Wellbeing membership with fast access to GP appointments, promotion of health and wellbeing along with daily quests to gain Yucoins that can be swapped for shopping vouchers
  • Perkbox includes things such as free eye tests at Specsavers including discounts on Glasses, free cinema vouchers and a weekly free coffee from Nero or sausage roll at Greggs! Along with hundreds of savings on day-to-day shopping, trips etc.
  • A challenging work environment with lots of opportunities of career progression.

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

  • Apprentices will work towards completing a NVQ Foundation, BTEC L3 in Advance Manufacturing and Engineering, and NVQ L3 in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (Mechatronics Maintenance Technician).
  • This program is accredited via End Point Assessment by iMechE (EngTech).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Successful applicants may be offered a full-time position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent 4 (Grade 9) Essential

Things to consider

Five year work history and criminal record check so that an airside pass can be gained.

About the employer

A challenging role with Vanderlande will help you to develop your career and satisfy your ambitions. Vanderlande are the global leaders for value-added logistic process automation at airports and in the parcel market, as well as a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses. 

Employer

VANDERLANDE INDUSTRIES UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED

Address

Collaboration House

Harlington

UB3 5AR

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Training

Training provider

SOUTH THAMES COLLEGES GROUP

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2023