Apprentice Maintenance Technician EPWIN GROUP PLC

Epwin are looking for their next generation of engineers to work alongside their experienced staff. You will assist in the installation, maintenance and service of plant and equipment, including project and development work to manufacturers standards under the supervision of a member of the maintenance department.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    18 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    11 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Typical day to day duties will include:

·         Assembling and maintaining machinery and systems

·         Utilise computer-aided design (CAD) tools, create mechanical designs and models

·         Support the design, develop and maintain equipment

·         Choose materials for a mechatronics design and the construction of product prototypes.

·         Make a production system using mechanical, electrical, and electronic technology

·         Run modelling and simulations

·         Reading engineering drawings

·         Publish engineering reports that describe a machine’s layout and components

·         Maintenance and improvement of previous manufacturing processes for better efficiency

·         Carry out feasibility studies to understand cost implications on new projects to be carried out

·         Using appropriate software design in the analysis of complex problems encountered during the manufacture of equipment

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

This is a 4 year training programme resulting in a Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship.The successful candidate will be required to attend In-Comm Training Service in Telford 3 days a week for the first 2 years of their apprenticeship which will includes practical and theory, and then one day a week for the following 2 years.

Once the programme is completed you will start work based learning activities where you will maintain an electronic logbook over the duration of the apprenticeship period, recording projects and documenting work that has been undertaken and the skills learned. You have an assessor who will complete workplace assessment visits and observations.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Full time opportunity to progress and move within departments at Epwin
  • Continuation and progression to move on to HNC Level 4 
  • Further training and development within the business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Clean and tidy approach, Punctual and adaptable, Work on own initiative, Polite manner, Positive approach, Work driven, Ability to lead a team, Mechanically minded, Good dexterity skills


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths and Science (Grade 9-5) Essential

Things to consider

Must be able to travel to Epwin in Hortonwood as well as the training centre at TF3 3AJ

About the employer

The Group has grown both organically and by acquisition to become the leading manufacturer of energy efficient and low maintenance building products for the Repair, Maintenance and Improvement, social housing and new build markets in the UK. The Group serves the trade, retail, new build and social housing sectors through a nationwide network of merchants, plastics stockists, window, door and conservatory manufacturers and installers. Our products are designed and manufactured in-house to suit the needs of our end-user markets and are sold under established and trusted brands. We have a wide product range to cater for all requirements and are constantly investing and innovating in new processes, products and services.




Hortonwood 37




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Training provider



Sue Fisher or Alex Jones

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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