Predictive Maintenance Apprentice ZENTIA LIMITED

Working with the Reliability Engineer providing support to the Maintenance & Production teams to help drive asset reliability, through the use of precision maintenance methodologies, improvement of lubrication practices, and utilisation of condition based monitoring techniques.

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    12 month increases built in through to the end of the period. Qualified salary: Once Apprenticeship completed c. £37,913 in the first instance. Bonus: 5% based on achievement of company targets, paid annually each March.

  • Working week

    39 hours per week on a 12 hour rotating shift

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Supporting Production and Maintenance teams with continuous improvement opportunities, 5Y and root cause analysis investigations.
  • Required to complete the required academic and practical training requirements of the apprenticeship
  • Carry out lubrication and inspection routes (whether or not in combination with ultrasonic measuring equipment, and highlight any concerns or improvement suggestions to the Reliability Engineer.
  • Carry out infrared thermography and ultrasonic inspection routes to highlight early indication of potential defects in the asset and suggest appropriate proactive solutions.
  • Use precision maintenance methodologies to maximise asset life cycles.
  • Assist in fault diagnosis using testing equipment, hand tools and carry out any repairs as required
  • Undertake preventative and predictive maintenance tasks as defined and to the agreed schedules.


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

  • You will work towards the Level 3 Maintenance Operations & Engineering Technician (MOET) standard with Gateshead College.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possible progression to advanced apprenticeship/ full-time employment following successful completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Safety conscious attitude, Self motivated, Inquisitive, Challenging, Thorough


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade A*-C/4-9) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Electrical (Grade Merit/distinction) Desired

Things to consider

5 weeks holiday per annum plus bank holidays (incorporated into the shift pattern) Pension: Contributory pension scheme – min 4% contribution (matched by Co. to 6% max), paid via salary sacrifice. Healthcare: Corporate Health Cash Plan (monthly payment by employee to achieve discounts on dental, optician costs etc). Flexible Benefits: Cycle to Work; Discount Vouchers, electric vehicle via Tusker which is administered though salary sacrifice Extra Benefits: Onsite gym

About the employer

Here at Zentia, we manufacture high-performance mineral ceiling tiles, suspended ceiling grids, and floating ceilings for the construction market. With balanced acoustics, striking visual impact, and technical performance to suit any interior




Kingsway South Team Valley


Tyne & Wear

NE11 0SP

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Training provider



Scott Brown

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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