Service Engineering Apprentice - Chesterfield Field Service Finning UK & Ireland

Engineering Apprentices required to help us build a sustainable future. Join our team as an apprentice and we will help you to build your future. We are looking for diverse Service Engineer Apprentices. No experience is required, just a willingness to learn and have an interest in engineering/heavy plant. Apply now and start your exciting journey.

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

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    You will be paid £13,588 in the first year, £16,994 in the second year, £20,528 in the third year and £24,400 in the fourth year. Please note if you are 21+ you will be paid the national minimum wage.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am to 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

During the first two years of the apprenticeship you will develop skills in maintenance, repair and troubleshooting. The final two years will allow you to develop advanced diagnostic skills and repair techniques to include but not limited to:

  • Undertake, overhaul, repair or refurbishment work on the machines
  • Carry out standard diagnostic tests on machine components
  • Carry out planned maintenance and general repairs
  • Complete commercial assessments and field inspections
  • Check and record all parts and materials required for machine preparation work

The training you will be getting

We are offering a 4 year Apprenticeship and at the end of the Apprenticeship you will gain a Land Based Service Engineer Technician Level 3 standard. 

You will be supported to work alongside our Engineers to carry out planned and unplanned maintenance, inspections, diagnostics and rebuilds of heavy plant equipment. The successful candidate(s) will carry out a broad range of duties relating to the proper maintenance of equipment and be trained by Finning's in-house specialised Apprenticeship Training Team in our academy.  Finning are the employer provider so all training is done on site.

You can find more information on the Land Based Service Engineer Technician apprenticeship by visiting this webpage:-

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

At the end of our Apprenticeship you will be a Level 3 Caterpillar qualified engineer.  You can then expect to be offered further training and development with Finning.

You can find out more about our apprenticeship scheme and about what our current apprentices say by visiting this page:-

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths & Science (Grade 4 minimum) Essential

Things to consider

Due to insurance requirements you must have a valid driving licence and have held this for 2 years by September 2024. The standard will meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) by an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution.

About the employer

Finning is the UK and Ireland distributor for the world-renowned Caterpillar products with over 80 years of industry leading achievement. We believe that our people are the heart and soul of our company and fundamental to our success. Apart from the satisfaction of working with a brand leader we offer an attractive all round package including 25 days holiday, pension scheme, healthcare, share scheme and various flexible benefits.


Finning UK & Ireland


Britannia Rd

Vanguard Trading Estate


S40 2TZ

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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please follow the link provided. This will take you to our Apprenticeship webpage where you can scroll down and click on the location that you wish to apply to. This will take you to the application page to apply.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Feb 2024