Maintenance Apprenticeship ADVANCED AIR (UK) LIMITED

Advanced Air (UK) Ltd manufacturers fire and smoke dampers for the construction industry, in additional control panels, grilles, louvre and fan coil units are produced in our two sites in Thetford. They are currently looking for a Maintenance apprentice to join their team.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday between 07:30 - 16:00, Friday between 07:00 - 14:00

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main Duties:

  • Promote team working and good communications, manage employee performance through review system and ensure compliance with the company’s handbook
  • Liaise with Team Leaders regarding a planned maintenance schedule to carry out preventative maintenance as is necessary to ensure that machinery and equipment is adequately maintained to prevent breakdowns
  • Promptly attend breakdowns and ensure tasks are prioritised with the aim of keeping downtime to a minimum
  • Assess and order parts and equipment necessary to complete individual tasks
  • Liaise with outside contractors on scheduling machine maintenance and or building maintenance and/or new installations
  • Communicate all issues to the Maintenance Manager/Production Manager if those problems are likely to cause production to miss targets
  • Available for call outs and weekend working as required
  • Carry out reactive, planned and preventative repairs/replacements/improvements on all types of machinery (electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, Pneumatic, CNC), equipment, fixtures, fittings, building systems including plumbing, drainage
  • Carry out any other reasonable requests as required (such as working with other teams to help fulfil targets

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

  • The learner will be studying the Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • Day release to West Suffolk College
  • Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The oppotunity to learn and to achieve many diiferent skills, including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, PLC, welding, lathe, milling machine and soldering.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Initiative


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

Things to consider

A lot to learn, interesting, each day is different and can be challenging when machines break down. Maintenance work can often need doing out of normal working hours.

About the employer

For over 40 years, Advanced Air has been a leading manufacturer of air distribution and fire safety systems, and provider of after sales servicing and maintenance. All products are developed, tested and manufactured at our sites in Norfolk. With a £11m turnover, 138 staff and over 150,000 ft2 of combined manufacturing and development space, Advanced Air is one of the leading names in energy efficiency, innovation and customer satisfaction.




Advanced Air, Burrell Way


IP24 3QU

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Oct 2023