Mechanical Technician Engineering Apprentice Viridor Energy Ltd

Our Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme will take approximately four years to complete, involving vocational training as well as study for a Technical Certificate. You will become qualified to carry out planned preventative maintenance, general maintenance of equipment, modifying, testing, inspecting and identifying faults within our systems.

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

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Closing date: 29 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 07:30 - 15:30.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • The engineering apprentice shall be responsible for carrying out planned and unplanned maintenance activities to ensure safe and efficient operation of the ERF plant
  • Ensuring maintenance plans and targets are achieved safely through the computerised maintenance management system. Working alongside other teams as necessary to carry out fault diagnosis and rectification
  • Creative in problem solving and developing solutions

The training you will be getting

Qualifications included:

  • Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard. Company Training Plan & Assessment
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Development Knowledge (1 day per week for 2 years at college)
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance (workplace)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills - maths (If required)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills - English (If required)
  • End Point Assessment at the end of the apprenticeship

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There is the potential to apply for and be selected for a full technicians role either at Ardley ERF or at one of Viridor's fleet of Energy Recovery Facilities around the UK should a position be available

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Time Management, Mechanical engineering


GCSE or equivalent A Min of 5 GCSE's inc Science, English & Maths (Grade 5-9 / C-A) Essential
Other Engineering qualification (Grade Level 3) Desired

Things to consider

This role is largely indoors within the Energy Recovery Facility but will include some outdoors working, and will require working in areas such as the crane deck, working on crane grabs that have been in contact with waste.

About the employer

Waste need not be wasted. At Viridor we believe there is another way... a world without waste. Viridor strive to develop and deliver innovative ways to reduce, reuse, recycle or recover energy from the things that you sort into your bins every day. As sector leaders, we take pride in our growing and pivotal role in the UK’s drive towards sustainability, empowering communities with the provision of a more circular economy. By combining the industry-defining expertise of our people, the multi-million-pound innovation of our technologies, and our collaborative approach with networks and partners, Viridor is well-placed to help bring to life the shared vision of us all – a more sustainable future.


Viridor Energy Ltd


Middleton Stoney Road



OX27 7AA

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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


Sally Parr


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

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply please fill out an application form using the link or copy and paste the link into your browser.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Dec 2023