Would you like to earn a salary whilst learning on the job and gaining a qualification? We have an exciting opportunity for a locally based apprentice to develop skills, knowledge and experience in all aspects of Power Generation including repairs and upgrades on fuel storage tanks, changeover panels, switchgear, control systems and much more.

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Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • Company Pension Scheme • Generous holiday allowance increasing through company loyalty program • Life Assurance Scheme • Paid volunteering days • Length of Service Awards • Discounted Gym Membership • Free Parking & Refreshments • and more

  • Working week

    Shift work: 5 days on 3 days off. 39.5 hours per week. 7.30am – 5.00pm. Monday to Friday during first year with IPS.

    Total hours per week: 39.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Your duties will include:

  • Working with engineers to gain a solid foundation of engineering, locate, and rectify faults on equipment, read, understand and interpret information and work in compliance with technical specifications and supporting documentation
  • Learning within your area of specialism (mechanical / electrical)
  • Receive on the job and off the job training
  • Maintain H&S; Quality and Environmental Standards as per the relevant Regulations and Manuals

It is a requirement of the role that you attend college classes as outlined by the learning provider and participate in ongoing assessments both theory and practical.

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, there is the possibility of a permanent position within the company as an Engineer.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Physical fitness, Enthusiastic, Willing to learn


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English, Science and ICT (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.** This role is predominantly based outdoors with some travelling required and on a shifted rota.

About the employer

MEMS Power Generation sparked into life in 1978 as an electrical engineering company. Since then we have grown to become the leading specialist in temporary power solutions, operating one of the country’s largest temporary generator rental fleets. We are proud of our heritage as well as the fact that our customers value our commitment to high-quality service alongside our technical expertise and innovation in market leading power generation equipment. Our approach to generator hire concentrates on providing a class leading service, combining a variety of disciplines into one deliverable power generation solution.




Eastcourt Works Beechings Way Industrial Estate

Beechings Way



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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


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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