Engineering Apprenticeship SIMS GROUP UK LIMITED

To assist with the maintenance and day to day running of all plant machinery to best practice standards, to ensuring production is maintained at the highest possible level. There are 2 roles available, one is mechanical and one is electrical, please state your preference on your application.

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Closing date: 04 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    07:00am – 15:30pm Monday to Friday 30 minute lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Committed to completion of Apprenticeship Qualifications.
  • Immediately respond with mentors to assist in the correction of plant breakdowns
  • Provide technical support to supervisors in plant operation
  • Recommend and implement cost reduction initiatives within the plant
  • Assisting in the operation of the site to ensure plant availability and production is maintained at the highest possible level
  • Committed to achieving plant availability and production targets
  • Ensure housekeeping standards  are maintained
  • Ensure all tools and equipment are used and maintained correctly, within the limits of training provided. Apprentices must not use any tools or equipment for which full training has been provided
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility for all safety, health, environment, community and sustainability (SHECS) policies, procedures and initiatives
  • Support diversity and inclusion, positive employee relations, and teamwork
  • Support measures designed to effectively manage costs and adherence to budgetary requirements
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives and quality requirements
  • Comply with all company policies, procedures and initiatives relevant to job.
  • Support training and performance management initiatives

The training you will be getting

All apprentices will be required to achieve as a minimum:

  • An employer approved Level 2 Foundation Competence qualification 
  • An employer approved Level 3 Development Competence qualification
  • An employer approved Level 3 Development Technical Knowledge qualification
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking end point assessment
  • On and off the job training and location to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

If suitable would be looking at take on as a permanent member of staff.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Level 4/C or equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Level 4/C or equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

Please note there are 2 roles available: 1 x Mechanical 1 x Electrical

About the employer

Sims Limited is a global leader in metal recycling and providing circular solutions for technology, and an emerging leader in renewable energy. Our 4,000 employees operate from more than 260 facilities across 14 countries. Our purpose, create a world without waste to preserve our planet, is what drives us to constantly innovate and offer new solutions in the circular economy for consumers, businesses, governments, and communities around the world.




Royal Edward Dock


BS11 9BT

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Chloe Bishop

01934 411594

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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