Apprentice Control, Instrumentation and Electrical Engineer INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS SL LIMITED

Would you like to earn a salary and learn on the job whilst gaining a qualification? We have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice engineer to work for our electrical, control and instrumentation team.

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Closing date: 01 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday (40 hours per week)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Your duties will include:

  • Proactive and preventative maintenance

  • Reactive breakdown maintenance

  • Continual improvement projects

  • Ownership and development of specific production line maintenance

  • Supporting and engaging with lean manufacturing techniques to work effectively with PLC programmes

  • Fault finding, corrective actions and root cause analysis

  • Control and automation systems

  • Working with computerised maintenance management systems

The training you will be getting

Year 1 of the Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard, the learner will attend four days a week within IPS Rochester workshop completing practical skills (Performing Engineering Operations) and one day a week studying the Technical Certificate. In Year 2, the Apprentice moves to day-release and will attend IPS one day a week to continue the Technical Certificate. Starting in Year 2 and continuing until completion in Year 4. The Apprentice will continue to receive regular training contact with IPS all throughout the programme.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be a qualified engineer.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Time Management, Must be 18 and over


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C and above) Essential
Other Full Driving Licence (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

Enrolment onto your apprenticeship programme is subject to prior attainment checks, and your Personal Learning Record will be reviewed upon successful appointment. We are also obligated to follow the guidelines around eligibility, set out by the government apprenticeship funding rules. NB: Please include minimum qualifications (GCSE Maths and English grades) in your apprenticeship application. Tailor your application to the vacancy, dedicating 1-2 paragraphs for each question to demonstrate interest in the role and the company. **If you are unsuccessful, you will be automatically added to our Talentpool list where future vacancies will be sent to you. If you would like to opt out of this mailing list please select unsubscribe in the email.**

About the employer

Here at IES we have a team of highly skilled, highly trained electrical, control and instrumentation engineers. As a company we have many varied skills developed over a long working career within many different Paper/steel mills, power stations, commercial packaging companies, concrete and cement works along with waste to energy plants and many other commercial and industrial premises. In so allowing us to carry out the most complex of engineering tasks to suit any specific needs Our company specializes in offering expert design and installation services, covering a wide range of needs. With our highly skilled team of electrical engineers boasting extensive industry experience, we guarantee top quality solutions tailored to meet your business requirements. Additionally, IES can also provide commissioning, maintenance, and repair services for electrical, pneumatic, and control systems, ensuring seamless operation and longevity for your infrastructure.




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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


Mandy Rai


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

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