Mechanical Technician Apprentice AIR PRODUCTS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

We’re looking for a Mechanical Technician apprentice, someone who is self-driven and looking to take their first steps to a career in the world of industrial gases. This is an excellent opportunity to develop skills within a high performing operating team. You will engage in routine maintenance activities, carrying out repairs and diagnosing faults.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,707.84 to £21,131.76

    NMW for age Year 1, and Real Living Wage Year 2 and 3.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    1st year at CATCH - Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm 2nd year initially Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM with ½ hour lunch break. Varied shifts may be required in line with the needs of the business.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    03 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You’ll be working in a field-based role covering a wide range of activities from maintenance, inspection, repair and installation on customers sites with Air Products.

No 2 days are the same within this fast-paced environment. Working alone, as part of a team and problem solving will be skills you will rely on to succeed.

You will;

  • Comply with safety policies and practices,
  • Be given guidance and support,
  • Engage in the routine maintenance activities, carrying out repairs, diagnosing faults, inspections of equipment on Air Products and customers sites,
  • Work alongside technical co-ordinators and planners on a daily basis as well as trained technicians and engineers,
  • Learn ways to troubleshoot on various items of equipment,
  • Identify and be actively involved in development and execution of maintenance related productivity ideas.

About You…
No prior experience is required, you must have a strong sense for safety, bring commitment, passion, attention to detail, and a desire to learn.

If you have formal vocational qualifications (engineering or any operational background), it is a big plus.

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

During the apprenticeship you will undertake 'off the job' training at CATCH in Stallingborough for the first year followed by remaining duration onsite where you will receive specific on the job training.

You will also be supported by a dedicated assessor who will guide and mentor you throughout your apprenticeship.

At the end of your apprenticeship you will be required to undertake an end-point assessment.

Successful achievement of the end-point assessment will lead to final certification of the apprenticeship.

Achieve Maintenance and operations engineering technician Level 3 qualification.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Successful completion of the apprenticeship could lead to a higher-level apprenticeship or full-time employment for the right candidate.

During your 3 years we would expect you to have developed a variety of interchangeable skills and have an in depth understanding of manufacturing and processes.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Commitment, Strong sense for safety, Keen to learn


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

Things to consider

Accommodation paid; travel home for weekends and holidays will be covered for Year 1 only. Year 1 training is based on site at CATCH in Stallingborough (Accommodation with be based in Hull and transport across to CATCH provided). We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a culture of respect, challenge and innovation – with excellent opportunities for growth and development.

About the employer

About the employer At Air Products, we've been helping our customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable for more than 80 years. With approximately 21,000 employees and operations in 50 countries, we serve customers across a wide range of industries from food and beverage to medical, energy and transportation. We supply a unique portfolio of atmospheric and process gases, equipment, and services.




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Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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