Apprentice Valve Technician (Mechanical Maintenance Engineer) SCORE (EUROPE) LIMITED

The Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA) is supporting Score Group to recruit a Level 3 Maintenance Operations Engineering Mechanical Technician apprentice to join their team and develop within the organisation. Score Group will put you through various engineering programmes to enable you to work within the maintenance team.

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Whilst at SETA hours of working week are 08:00-16:00 Monday – Thursday 08:00- 15:00 Friday

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

This is an exciting opportunity to join Score Group, Southampton as an L3 Maintenance Apprentice. You should have an enthusiasm for maintaining equipment and should be prepared to go through various engineering activities, working as part of the maintenance team.

What You Will Do:

  • Assist with planned and day-to-day activities within the maintenance team.
  • Liaise with the engineering team, supervisors, and key personnel.
  • Fault-find and solve situations within the organisation’s plant.
  • Complete work planning activities
  • Work on improvement activities
  • Assist with the installation, repair and proactive maintenance of valves and associated equipment.
  • Carry out pressure testing of valve equipment.
  • Calibration of various valve controllers and positioners
  • Attend SETA, Southampton, for training.
  • Gain core skills in engineering.
  • Gain knowledge & experience in safety awareness & engagement, quality control and assurance techniques.
  • Develop a basic understanding of all equipment within the organisation’s environment

The training you will be getting

Apprentices will undertake a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard programme. This includes a 20-week full-time practical workshop-based training at SETA’s Centre in Southampton.

You will also begin a L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (depending on your prior attainments). To achieve this qualification you will be required to attend SETA one day a week over two academic years. After your initial block training at SETA, you will be with your employer for 4 days a week, working on developing your skills for your End Point Assessment.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

An opportunity to progress your career with the organisation. For candidates who do well and wish to progress, there is the opportunity to progress further academic qualifications. Work opportunities include travel to client sites in the UK and overseas with potential offshore trips for the candidates displaying sufficient knowledge, skills and behaviours.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, A keen interest in engineering


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Practical subject (Grade 5) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 5) Desired

Things to consider

This position will require a large block of training, full time at SETA and a period of time returning to SETA on a day release basis in order to complete the knowledge qualification. It is also important to understand that due to space allocations, parking at SETA will not be possible. No guaranteed car parking available at Training Provider. Apprentices who travel by car are likely to need to street park.

About the employer

Score Europe is an independent valve overhaul and supply company. Involved in a variety of repair, overhaul and testing work in a range of settings from our workshop in Southampton to client sites, overseas and offshore.




Unit 3 and 4

Lower Williams Street


SO14 5QE

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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


Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA)


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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