Apprentice Plant Technician J. MURPHY & SONS LIMITED

J Murphy & Sons are looking to recruit an apprentice plant technician level 3. Our apprenticeship will teach you how to prepare, installation and handover of complex technologically advanced machinery, plant and equipment. You will learn how to diagnose and repair of faults in machinery, plant and equipment.

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

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, working pattern to be discussed at interview

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    31 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • You will be working outdoors in all-weather conditions. The successful candidate must be prepared to travel to and from the site either on a daily or weekly basis.
  • Your role will be to conduct complex repairs of machinery, equipment, and their components
  • Conducting inspections of machines and the compilation of machinery condition reports and contribute to the maintenance of a safe and efficient workshop

During this apprenticeship you will enrol on to the Land-Based Service Engineer Level 3 apprenticeship standard. The apprenticeship takes up to 36 months to complete and apprentices will attend CITB on a block release basis 

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

Qualifications & training you will gain:  

  • Level 3 Land-based Service Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Functional skills
  • Professional Body Recognition
  • CICS qualification/ card 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • By the end of the programme, you will have gained valuable on-the-job experience, new skills, and an industry recognised qualification, that will offer you the opportunity to build a rewarding and successful career 

Full time employment on completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*- C (or 9 – 4)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*- C (or 9 – 4)) Desired

Things to consider

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. To apply candidates will need to be aged 18 on or before 31 August 2023. UK driving licence desired but not essential.

About the employer

J. Murphy & Sons Limited is a leading global, specialist engineering and construction company founded in 1951 that improves lives by delivering world-class infrastructure. Operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada, we provide better engineered solutions to infrastructure sectors including Transportation, Water, Power, Natural Resources, and Construction & Property.




Rushcliffe House

Newark Road

NG22 9PZ


Rosie Wilkinson

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Land-based service 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: 30 Jun 2023