Apprentice Hydraulic Engineer THE CRANE CENTRE LTD

The Crane Centre have a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Hydraulic Engineer to join an experienced team based in Sandbach. Our core business is in sales, service and installation of cranes and the role includes service and inspection of lorry loader cranes and accurately diagnose and rectify faults on cranes / hydraulics and electric's systems.

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Closing date: 22 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8.30am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    16 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day


  • Service and inspection of lorry loader cranes
  • Carry out warranty work on new cranes
  • Accurately diagnose and rectify faults on cranes / hydraulics and electrics systems
  • Installation of new cranes onto new and used chassis'
  • Carry out PDI's on new installations
  • Dealing face-to-face with customers on a regular basis
  • Completion of paperwork in an accurate manner

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician apprenticeship 
  • Off-the-job training - day release at the Total People Training Centre (CW2 8AB)
  • The apprentice must achieve level 2 English and mathematics prior to taking the end-point assessment for the apprenticeship if you haven't achieved them on entry

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

If you are successful, we'll provide you with a full company induction and work with you to identify your development needs and career progression plan.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Analytical skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Customer care skills, Initiative, Logical, Number skills, Organisation skills, Physical fitness, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

* How do you plan to get to work to ensure you arrive on time each day? * Be flexible and self-motivated, you'll be keen to embrace new training opportunities.

About the employer

Crane Hire/Sales/Maintenance




Station Road


CW11 3JG

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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

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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