Apprentice Electrical Maintenance Technician Breedon Group

Have you always had that knack for practical, hands-on tasks? Are you often curious about how things are made and why things work? If so, perhaps electrical maintenance engineering is your career call. Earn as you learn, combining college study for a Level 3 Advanced Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship.

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

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Closing date: 04 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • Pension • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays on top • Share Saver Scheme • Life Assurance • Broad learning opportunities and career progression pathways.

  • Working week

    40 hours a week Monday to Friday. Start and finish times to be confirmed. In the first 12 months, on the residential programme (term time) the hours will be Monday to Thursday, 8.00am - 5.00pm and Friday 8.00am - 12.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Breedon is a home for inquisitive learners. Quarries, cement, and construction are no longer old-fashioned sectors. We’re providing the foundation for our lives, building the places where we live and work, play and in-between.

Are you interested in:

  • Being paid to go to college; earn as you learn, without having to ‘work the time back’.
  • Achieving a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in a sought-after engineering discipline.
  • Full company funding of any fees for qualifications and training.
  • No need to buy your own kit or any work equipment; it’s all on us.
  • 40 hours a week Monday to Friday.
  • A competitive salary significantly higher than the national minimum wage for apprentices.
  • Support from a community of apprentices; a collaborative and comprehensive induction.
  • A huge variety of potential career progression pathways at a stable, thriving business.

As an Apprentice Electrical Maintenance Technician, you’ll support the vital need to uphold quarry site production.

  • You’ll be dismantling, examining, replacing, and reassembling mechanical and electrical systems and components.
  • Servicing and maintaining equipment.
  • Working on big yellow machinery to equipment that deals with dust, there will be lots to learn.

If you’re one to tiptoe around puddles with trepidation, maybe this role isn’t for you. You won’t be spending every day in a clean, corporate office swivelling on an office chair! If you have a natural affinity with the great outdoors, in all weathers, then now we’re talking!

The training you will be getting

You will complete a Level 3 advanced engineering technicians apprenticeship, where you will complete a 4 year programme. You will gain:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Technical Support
  • NVQ Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

Term time (38 weeks) of the first year will be spent on a residential basis at the training centre in Birmingham. This will all be funded by Breedon Group. Year 2 will be spent in the workplace, with 7 weeks residential at the training centre in Birmigham. Year 3 and 4 will be in the workplace.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There are opportunities to not only become a qualified electrical maintenance technician, but also progress into area and management roles.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's including English, maths & Science (Grade 5/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 6/B) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 5/C) Essential

Things to consider

Must be prepared to attend the residential element of the programme in year 1 and 2, which means being away from home from Sunday evening to Friday lunch time for 38 weeks in year one and 7 weeks in year 2. Accommodation, travel, breakfast and evening meal is paid for by Breedon Group.

About the employer

Breedon is a leading construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland. Our GB division comprises fully-integrated aggregates and downstream products businesses throughout the UK . We supply aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete & mortar and concrete blocks, together with a range of specialist building products including clay bricks and tiles, other clay products, decorative aggregates and Welsh slate, which are sold throughout the UK and Ireland.


Breedon Group


Leaton Quarries




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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

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 apply by completing the application form and attaching a CV. If you meet the minimum criteria, you will be invited to a telephone interview. If successful, you will be invited to a face to face interview with one of the team.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Mar 2024