Mechanical Maintenance Apprentice NEILSON HYDRAULICS & ENGINEERING LTD

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop an in-demand trade. Neilson Hydraulics are looking for a highly motivated individual to join their team and help lead the way within this industry. They will teach you the skills you need and encourage you to grow into a qualified engineer and support you in progressing as far as you wish.

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Closing date: 14 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay will be reviewed after 6 months

  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday 08:15 – 16:30 Friday 08:15 – 15:00

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    02 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an Apprentice Mechanical Maintenance Engineer, you will learn the skills, knowledge and behaviours to be able to:

  •         Assist an engineering workshop in all aspects of preventative and restorative maintenance;
  •         Work safely and in line with written procedures, carrying out your own risk assessment before commencing work;
  •         Use a variety of hand tools;
  •         Diagnose and fault find;
  •         Carry out machinery inspections;
  •         Checking and calibrating instruments to make sure they are accurate;
  •         Assembling new products to specific designs;
  •         Support with on-site installation;
  •         General housekeeping.

You’ll develop your skills alongside time-served and highly trained engineers who are eager to pass on their knowledge, learning a variety of duties and supporting the whole business. You’ll be taught and mentored to achieve your full potential and create the foundation of a lifelong career. There will also be opportunity to gain product specific training.

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

The successful candidate will continue their studies with apprenticeship specialists, RNN Group. You’ll study at the North Notts Campus (Worksop) one day per week.

The qualification you will receive at the end is a Level 3, Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression to industry specialist qualifications – product specific/hydraulic training - further and higher skill development. A lifelong career in the industry with Neilson Hydraulics & Engineering Ltd.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Initiative, Ability to use hand tools, Ability to prioritise workload, Computer literate, Work under pressure, Willingness to learn


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

This is a successful company with a great reputation that works to a tight schedule on time-critical jobs. They are looking for someone who can get there in a morning punctually (consider the business’ location), listen/learn and use their own initiative to quickly become a valued and productive member of the team.

About the employer

Neilson Hydraulics is a highly technical, innovative and forward-thinking company that offers a range of hydraulic products and components, built on over 30 years of expertise. They have a strong technical team that specialises in the design, build, manufacture, service, installation and commissioning of hydraulic systems and hydraulic power packs, from concept to completion. Neilson work with companies in a variety of sectors, including agriculture, construction, gas, injection moulding and marine to name but a few.






S9 2UA

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Training provider



Lorraine Savage


Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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