Land Based Service Engineer Apprenticeship VOLSPEC LTD

We’re looking for an Industrial Apprentice to join our team of mobile engineers, with an emphasis on supporting our growing number of industrial customers. The successful candidate will service, repair, and maintain engines powering a vast range of applications, from power generating sets to port terminal cranes & mobile equipment.

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Closing date: 20 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    Wages to be discussed at interview stage.

    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

    Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, shifts to be discussed at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Complete planned engine servicing and repair work
  • Provide breakdown assistance for industrial applications
  • Complete overhauls of engines
  • Install and commission new engine packages
  • Assist senior engineers in sourcing and communicating technical support to customers
  • Provide onsite diagnostics & fault finding of engines & control systems
  • Complete seasonal marine work such as engine winterisation and recommissioning

The training you will be getting

  • Land-based Service Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Apprentices without level 2 (GCSE or equivalent) English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End Point assessment

The qualification the apprentice will achieve at the end is an advanced level 3 apprenticeship. Within this apprenticeship, you will be given the opportunity to build a solid foundation of technical knowledge and gain real life experience. You’ll combine on-the-job training with practical lessons at college, where our specialist staff will teach you in our fully equipped workshops.

The apprenticeship will be at Reaseheath College and will last 3 years. This will be 9 weeks in college per year, delivered in 3 x 3 week block release courses, at Reaseheath College, Nantwich.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

In addition to the Industrial Apprenticeship, extensive training will be provided to work on all Marine and Industrial applications. Regular product and skill training is readily accessible throughout all career stages of a qualified Volspec engineer.

Future company benefits include competitive salary, company vehicle and pension scheme.

National and international travel will be occasionally required.

Progression opportunities are available and encouraged. Our Managing Director started his Volspec Ltd career as an engineer!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths (Grade 4 / C and above) Desired

About the employer

Volspec Ltd are one of the largest Volvo Penta Dealers in the UK supporting all Marine and Industrial applications. We have focused on providing engineering support for Volvo Penta engines for almost half a century, having been established in 1973. As well as Volvo Penta, we also support various other engine brands as Authorised Dealers including Hyundai SeasAll and Solé Diesel. Examples of vessels and machinery we work with daily can be found on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn pages. With the company Head Office and Parts Department located in Essex, and another branch in Suffolk, Volspec employ: A Managing Director, Sales Director, Service Director, Sales & Marketing Executive, Business Support Coordinator, Mobile Engineers, Parts Personnel, and various supporting Admin staff. In supporting the Volvo Penta brand Volspec Ltd is recognised as one of the UK’s premier Dealers lifting many Dealer awards and reaching various milestones over the years – many of which are on display in our historic Service Department.








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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


Andy Notley

01621 869756

Apprenticeship standard

Land-based service 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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