Engineering Maintenance Technician Apprentice FLOWFLEX COMPONENTS LTD

We are looking for a dynamic, forward-thinking and safety conscious individual to join the Maintenance department and complement the team. You will be maintaining the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in industries that are part of the national infrastructure engineering sector, such as electricity generating, oil and gas refining and pharmaceuticals.

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8:00 to 16:00, day and times to be arranged for attending College. If over 18, the candidate may be required to work some shifts if deemed necessary.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

All of our on-site machinery and equipment is maintained by our dedicated team of Technicians and Engineers. Typical operations
carried out by the team are:
• Spindle refurbishment and replacement.
• Bearing changes.
• Motor and Pump service and replacement.
• Welding and fabrication.
• Electrical installation and repairs.
• Mechanical and electrical fault diagnosis.
• PLC programming and repair.
• Fabrication of spare parts.
• Pully and drive gear replacement.
• Belt and chain replacement.
• Lighting installation and relocation.
• Hydraulic and Pneumatic equipment installation and repairs.
• Replacement of Sensors, cameras, timers and relays

The candidate must be willing and able to work in all sections of the factory, to facilitate gaining a working knowledge of all
machinery and processes.
An awareness of the importance of completing Maintenance tasks in good time, without compromising the quality of work, is
essential, especially as we are a high volume producer working to tight deadlines under pressure.
The job will require the apprentice to work well with a team of people, but ultimately be able to function on their own once training
is completed.
We are committed to the continual development of our technical staff, so it would be expected that a successful candidate, post apprenticeship, would continue with training focused on specific technical disciplines in addition to the topics already covered by
the College curriculum.
Progression to a HNC or Degree course would be considered in the future, based on merit and the requirements of the company.

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

  • Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Technician Apprenticeship Qualification 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After completion of your apprenticeship you will potentially have the opportunity to progress onto full time positions within the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Interested in technology


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5/B+) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5/B+) Desired

Things to consider

Interested students who think they can fulfil the above criteria should apply directly to Macclesfield College, who will then arrange for interviews to take place, for suitable candidates. Please provide an up to date CV along with a covering letter telling us about yourself and what has motivated you to pursue a career in engineering. We are also particularly interested in hearing about your hobbies and passions outside work. Any age, 16 or over can apply. We are always happy for candidates to come in and view our manufacturing processes in person and complete some work experience where appropriate. Additional Benefits Include • Company Pension Scheme • Full Training plan • Occasional overtime availability • 23 days Holidays plus bank holidays • Extra Paid Holidays dependent on time served • Company social events • Free hot & cold drinks • Staff Lottery • Onsite Parking • PPE supplied

About the employer

Flowflex are a manufacturer of high-quality Brass Compression fittings which are sold globally and to the UK market. All components are manufactured from Brass raw material, which is stamped and machined to pipe sizes that range from 8mm up to 54mm. We are a high volume producer, making in excess of 45 million fittings per year. Founded in 1954, Flowflex remains a family business with manufacturing facilities in Buxton, Derbyshire. Our business is founded on an ethos that champions integrity, transparency, support and exceptional quality, ensuring we excel in everything we produce. As a leading British Manufacturer, we supply our products all around the world, providing outstanding quality of manufacture alongside the technical support required by many of our customers.







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Training provider



Maxim Business Training


Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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