Apprentice Field Service Engineer (Engineering Maintenance) ROTORK UK LIMITED

Rotork in Leeds are providing a great opportunity for a hardworking individual to become a fully skilled maintenance engineer. Over the 4 year apprenticeship, you will train to be competent in electromechanical maintenance carrying out inspections and repairs of actuators - could this be you?

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 01 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Yearly wage increases

  • Working week

    Mondays to Thursdays - 7.30am to 4.00pm (normal working hours); or 6.30am to 3.00pm, Fridays - 7.30am to 3.00pm (normal working hours); or 6.30am to 2.00pm. 30 minute lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What you will do in your working day

Apprentice responsibilities:

  • Complete all health and safety training and documentation requirements
  • Participate in learning opportunities in the workshop, field and manufacturing facilities 
  • Adhere to the apprenticeship programme and follow the rotation plan
  • Produce the relevant documentary evidence of learning in the workplace
  • Attend Appris on day release schedule; 2 days per week in year 1 and 1 day per week in year 2
  • Complete all training centre-based and non-vocational qualifications associated with the apprenticeship, to attain a level 3 maintenance and operations engineering technician qualification.
  • Regularly report to line management and training provider regarding work and learning progress
  • Be willing to travel within the UK and internationally and be willing to drive / learn to drive
    Key role responsibilities and learning outcomes:
  • To be responsible for the health and safety of yourself and the workplace
  • To produce / review risk assessments and method statements in line with site requirements
  • Receive all manufacturers’ actuators and gearboxes, clean, disassemble and determine their condition. Create a report listing the labour and materials necessary to carry out the repair or overhaul.  Prepare a quotation based on these results.
  • Carry out the repair/overhaul and test the unit on the workshop test rig prior to creating and issuing a new test certificate.
  • Carry out factory fitting of valves/actuators
  • To carry out detailed site surveys gathering all details required to enable manufacture of adaption components for site installations
  • Carry out mechanical / electrical installation of actuators and associated retrofit adaption components, pedestals, drive shafts and commission the actuator
  • To identify faults, repair and test actuators in the field
  • To modify / upgrade actuators in the field
  • To produce good quality site visit reports for each job in a timely manner
  • Learn how to assemble electrohydraulic, electro-mechanical, electric actuators and gearboxes

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Standard

  • Year 1 - 2 day per week at Appris Training Centre, Bradford, studying a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence - Electromechanical Engineering) and BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge - Electrical Engineering)
  • Years 2 - 1 day per week at Appris Training Centre, Bradford, studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge - Electrical  Engineering)
  • Year 1 to Year 4 - Workplace learning: Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance

Internal training, development and mentoring with highly skilled engineers in a variety of project and support based areas and other engineering related duties and requirements. This will meet the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours (KSBs) required for the apprenticeship.

In your 4th Year, you will continue to work towards your occupational competency in engineering and prepare for independent end-point assessments.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Successful apprentices can look forward to further learning and development with commensurate salary increases. Option to complete a HNC qualification may also be available for suitable candidates.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above (or predicted)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above (or predicted)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4 or above (or predicted)) Essential

About the employer

Rotork is a market-leading global provider of mission-critical flow control and instrumentation solutions for the industrial actuation and flow control markets. These include oil and gas, water and wastewater, power, chemical process and industrial applications. Customers rely on us for innovative, high quality and dependable solutions for managing the flow of liquids, gases and powders. We help customers around the world to improve efficiency, reduce emissions, minimise their environmental impact and assure safety. We operate across three different divisions. These are Oil & Gas, Water & Power, and Chemical, Process & Industrial (CPI). This end market aligned structure means we are able to build close strategic relationships with our customers and directly meet their needs. We are a global company with 3,300 employees serving 170 countries. We work closely with our customers to understand their needs and problems. The innovative approach to research and development activities throughout Rotork ensures cutting-edge products are available for every application, as we solve customer challenges and develop new solutions to create successful and reliable operations.




9 Brown Ln W



LS12 6BH

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


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

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

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.