Apprentice Service Engineer VP PLC - Brandon Hire Station

Brandon Hire Station, part of the VP Plc group of companies are looking to recruit Apprentice Fitters at a number of depot locations around the UK. These vacancies offer fantastic career progression for the right candidates. Under guidance, carry out maintenance, service, repairs and modifications to company assets as directed.

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

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Closing date: 07 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (Shifts to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    09 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000230076

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Under guidance, carry out maintenance, service, repairs and modifications to company assets as directed
  • Under guidance, assist in keeping the branch/depot backlog of un-serviced equipment
  • Assist with ensuring that spares are requested in order to facilitate the speedy repair of equipment
  • Ensuring that equipment is presented in line with company procedures and specified quality standards
  • Recording repair data by completing all paperwork required, or updating computer managed records

The training you will be getting

You will be studying towards your Land-based Service Engineer Level 2 (year 1 and 2) and Level 3 (year 3) apprenticeship standard qualification.

  • Year 1: Begin with foundational tasks such as machinery inspections, guided by your line manager. You'll spend 16 weeks at Myerscough College in the north-west of England for block release sessions, with travel and accommodation expenses covered.
  • Year 2: Expand your skills by diagnosing faults and performing repairs and maintenance on plant machinery. Another 10-week stint at college awaits, requiring temporary relocation.
  • Year 3: Take on increased responsibilities, including advising on machinery repairs for customers and diagnosing complex faults. Again, you'll spend 10 weeks at college, away from home.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On successful completion and qualification a permanent position is guaranteed.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Any relevant work experience, Good communication skills, Interest in the job role

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent 2 other subjects (Grade 2-9/E-A*) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2-9/E-A*) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 2-9/E-A*) Essential

Things to consider

Please ensure you have adequate and sustainable transport to travel to the branch.

About the employer

When you join our apprenticeship programme you join a business that genuinely has your back and works with you to achieve your career aspirations beyond the apprenticeship. We give you #Skillsforlife in a working environment that is positive, nurturing and encouraging. We want you to succeed!

Employer

VP PLC - Brandon Hire Station

Address

256 Kingsway N

Gateshead

NE11 0JS

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Training

Training provider

MYERSCOUGH COLLEGE

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

Contact

Employer Services

employerenquiries@myerscough.ac.uk

01995642255

Apprenticeship standard

Land-based service engineer

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


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 07 May 2024