Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Apprentice (Electrical & Instrumentation) Tronox Holding Plc

Tronox are looking for Engineering (Electrical and Instrumentation) Apprentices to be based at their Stallingborough site. Successful applicants will receive practical and theoretical training in Maintenance and Operations Engineering that will fully equip them for a career in engineering (Electrical and Instrumentation).

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary will be based on National Minimum Wage for apprentices uplift April 2024

    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

    Initially based at The Catch (Stallingborough) then onsite following a day pattern – with a shift placement– apprentices are required to work both the day/night shift with experienced engineers to gain hands on learning. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The business is looking for an Apprentice to train alongside our existing experienced team of engineers  on all aspects of operational, maintenance engineering (Electrical and Instrumentation) duties . As an apprentice you will study a range of programmes working towards a Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship standard, covering a variety of skills and qualifications while earning a wage and completing invaluable practical skills in industry.

The business is looking for an apprentice to train alongside our existing experienced team of engineers  on all aspects of operational, maintenance engineering (Instrumentation & Electrical)  duties. As an apprentice you will study a range of programmes working towards a level 3 maintenance and operations engineering technician apprenticeship standard, covering a variety of skills and qualifications while earning a wage and completing invaluable practical skills in industry;-


Apprentice technicians will undertake installation, testing, servicing, removal, replacement, maintenance and repair of a range of equipment, sometimes complex, as part of planned preventative and reactive maintenance programmes. They may also undertake decommissioning activities when plant is being removed from service.


Candidates should be confident, keen, enthusiastic and committed with a positive attitude to work.  This is an ideal opportunity to learn all aspects of maintenance and operations engineering (electrical) and achieve an advanced apprenticeship qualification, with the second largest titanium dioxide producer in the world.


Initially based at The Catch facility (Stallingborough) then on site following a day pattern – with a shift placement – were apprentices are required to work both the day and night shift with experienced engineers to gain hands on learning. 

The training you will be getting

During this programme, you will undertake off the job training at The Catch for the first year. Further training will be provided by experienced engineering team members specific on the job training by a mentor on your designated shift. You will also be supported by a dedicated assessor who will guide and mentor you throughout your apprenticeship.  You will undertake MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN Apprenticeship and you will be required to undertake an end-point assessment.

Core knowledge:

 a technician will understand:

First principles relating to the operation and maintenance of appropriate plant and equipment
Relevant industry health and safety standards, regulations, and environmental and regulatory requirements
Maintenance and operational practices, processes and procedures covering a range of plant and equipment
The relevant engineering theories and principles relative to their occupation

Core skills:

A technician will apply their knowledge of plant and systems to safely perform maintenance and operational activities with minimum supervision. This will require them to:


Comply with industry health, safety and environmental working practices and regulations
Locate, and rectify faults on plant and equipment
Communicate with and provide information to stakeholders in line with personal role and responsibilities
Read, understand and interpret information and work in compliance with technical specifications and supporting documentation
Prepare work areas to undertake work related activities and reinstate those areas after the completion of the work related activities
Inspect and maintain appropriate plant and equipment to meet operational requirements
Assess and test the performance and condition of plant and equipment
Communicate, handover and confirm that the appropriate
Engineering process has been completed to specification

In addition an electrical technician will:

Position, assemble, install and dismantle electrical plant and equipment, which will include motors, switchgear, cables & conductors, to agreed specifications
Carry out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance procedures on Instrumentation & Electrical plant and equipment.
Replace, repair and/or remove components in Instrumentation & Electrical plant and equipment and ensure its return to operational condition.
Diagnose and determine the cause of faults in Instrumentation & Electrical plant and equipment

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

Complete HNC Electrical/ Electronic Engineering

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Progression subject to performance. During your apprenticeship you will receive a salary uplift (£to be agreed) to reflect any shift working once based at Laporte Road.

On completion of the apprenticeship, successful candidates could secure a role in a successful, dynamic company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English, Science & 2 additional subjects (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

Apprentice Employment Agency is acting as an Flexi-Job Apprentice Agency & will engage you for the duration of the apprenticeship & pay your salary. You should be aware that the company/business named in this vacancy is a host employer & you will not be employed by them. Your application may be shared with training providers & employers.

About the employer

Tronox is the largest vertically integrated titanium dioxide producer in the world, the largest producer of merchant titanium chemicals, and the leading manufacturer of specialty titanium products. Tronox provides numerous products and services for a variety of industries around the world. From coatings to paper and polymers to pigments, our products and services are used to improve everyday life. Thousands of products in our world, from plastic bags to aerospace parts, get their start with help from Tronox. Tronox employ nearly 7,000 across six continents, and have a rich diversity, unmatched vertical integration model, and unparalleled operational and technical expertise across the value chain, position Tronox as the preeminent titanium dioxide producer in the world. We’re committed to our people, our customers, and our communities. With a broad global reach and deep local roots, Tronox embrace and celebrate the unique character and culture of every place they call home. From the west coast of Australia to the east coast of the U.S., from Europe to South Africa, and from mines to research and development labs, they bring the same passion to work in every location, everywhere, every day.


Tronox Holding Plc


Laporte Road



DN40 2PR


Jan Crabb

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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

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations 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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