Apprentice Maintenance Engineer METAL OFFICE EQUIPMENT LTD

Carry out inspection, servicing and repairs of plant and equipment. This is a varied role, requiring you to respond to breakdowns and carrying out preventative maintenance. As part of the maintenance team, you will be liaising with colleagues across all areas of the business to ensure plant effectiveness.

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

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Between Monday - Thursday, 07:00 - 15:30 and Friday, 07:00 - 15:00,

    Total hours per week: 39.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This can include, but is not limited to:

  • Mechanical repairs and modifications, including plant and hand tools
  • Electrical installations/testing/modifications and repairs
  • Working with motors, fans, industrial burners and a modern powder coating plant
  • Working with pneumatic, hydraulic and water-based systems
  • Computer Aided Design and development of projects
  • Health & safety improvements
  • Maintaining a clean and safe working environment
  • General factory maintenance
  • Maintaining computer based work systems, including the TPM log and maintenance stocks
  • Mig welding repairs/projects
  • Liaising with external contractors for plant specific maintenance

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?

  • Throughout the apprenticeship there will be opportunities for additional short courses relating to the role
  • On satisfactory completion of training, depending on performance, attainment and attitude, an offer of employment will be made. There may also be future opportunities for further education, such as a HNC or a degree apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Initiative


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

Things to consider

This is a hands on, physically demanding role in a factory environment. Salary to be discussed at interview. Expected to be between £6.50 - £7.50.

About the employer

We design and manufacture workplace storage, predominately from sheet metal. We operate out of one factory based in Mildenhall. We are a family run business and have been established for over 30 years.




Metal Office Equipment Ltd, Chiswick Avenue, Mildenhall

Bury St. Edmunds

IP28 7AY

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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: 16 Oct 2023