Level 3 Apprentice Plant Engineer - London BALFOUR BEATTY PLC

We have a new exciting opportunity to work as an Apprentice Rail Plant Engineer. Working on complex Rail Plant carrying out maintenance and repairs under the supervision of experienced staff and trainers. You will work on diesel engines, hydraulic systems and electromechanical systems within purpose-built maintenance depots or on-site in siding.

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

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Closing date: 28 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Days and shifts are to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To report to and follow work instruction from Plant Fitters and supervisor
  • To maintain, fault find and repair specialised plant & equipment under supervision and guidance
  • To carry out inspections on plant & equipment under supervision
  • Live the Balfour Beatty Values
  • Take responsibility for the health and safety of yourself, colleagues and other persons who may be affected by your acts and omissions at work, as well as for the environment

The training you will be getting

You will study for and be expected to pass a Level 3 Engineering Technician (Mechatronics) Apprenticeship in Plant Maintenance – the apprenticeship will last for 42 months. We will support you through your formal apprentice qualification in addition you will follow the Balfour Beatty Enhanced Apprentice programme with a mix of development events and activities - details to be confirmed. You will recieve the following qualifications;

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Following successful completion of the apprenticeship, if you've proven yourself the right fit, you will be able to develop your career further within Balfour Beatty, including the option to move onto the next level of your apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English and Science (Grade Grades 9-4 or A-C) Essential

About the employer

Balfour Beatty is the UK’s largest construction and infrastructure business. Each day our projects change people’s lives and communities for the better. We built the famous London Aquatic Centre and you’ll find our mark in all kinds of infrastructure like hospitals, major roads, rail and power networks. Each year we seek the best apprentices to come and join our ever changing business.




Manor Lane, Hither Green, London

SE12 0UA

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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

Apprenticeship standard

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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Apr 2024