Apprentice Mechanical Engineer LANDIA (UK) LIMITED

The role involves both on site and workshop mechanical engineering duties and in brief includes service of customer’s machines, unit evaluation, assessment and report writing in the company’s proven format. Problem solving, customer liaison and assistance with planning of specified duties both within Landia UK and on site.

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Closing date: 05 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The wage is determined as National Minimum wage for apprentices but will be determined by the prior skill set of the candidate.

    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 – Thursday 07.:30 to 16:00 Fridays: 07:30 – to 15:00

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Due to the geographical nature of our work nights away from home will form part of the role as will working extra hours to those stipulated. We will endeavour to provide at least five working days’ notice, but this may not always be possible especially in the event of breakdowns. Travelling and subsistence will be in accordance with our procedures. You will be expected to attend further courses as and when expected. Installation of Landia equipment and other manufacturer’s equipment form part of your role, along with fabrication of metal works.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate with excellent prospects for career progression.

  • Stripping and assessing of customers units (Pumps and mixing equipment used on farms, wastewater works, Bio-Gas plants and general industrial applications). This will require both mechanical and electrical skills.
  • Installation work on site, working with other project stakeholders.
  • Servicing of units both in the workshop and more usually on sites across the UK and Ireland.
  • General workshop duties including the use of welding, drilling,    cutting and shot blasting equipment

The training you will be getting

You will be working towards the Level 2 Engineering Operative standard gaining the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to go through End Point Assessment;

Engineering operative / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

This will require one day a week day release at the London Road Campus with the remainder of the working week set in the workplace setting.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

End progression would be to become a Senior Engineer in charge of on-site work.


Further progression is also an option – Projects, Sales, Service & After Sales.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

The role involves working away from home and visiting various sites across the UK. Sewage treatment works, Landfill sites, Biogas Plants etc.

About the employer

Landia manufacture and supply chopper pumps and mixing solutions to a range of industries across the UK and Ireland. These include Wastewater, Agriculture, BioGas, Aquaculture, Food Processing and general industry. We employ 17 staff at our Whitchurch base with roles including service, spare parts, aftersales, Administration, finance, HR, Sales and Project Management. We enjoy a good level of renumeration, excellent working conditions and foster a hardworking friendly environment.




Waymills Industrial Estate


SY13 1TT

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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


Jules Rhodes


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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