Operations and Maintenance Apprentice ENHANCED CONTROL SYSTEMS LTD

We have an exciting opportunity for an Operations and Maintenance apprentice to work with us in Maidstone, Kent. Your role will be to help and assist tradesmen in installations, testing, and commissioning of industrial systems. The company’s work is very diverse from industrial controls to large generation and backup power installations.

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Closing date: 14 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    23 days holiday, Birthday holiday, bonus scheme

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm (1hr Lunch)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Mar 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 within the panel shop environment understanding the concepts of panel manufacture, understanding wiring schematics and layout GA’s.
  • Assisting engineers with commissioning of controls systems, reading PLC code with hands on experience of code changes and HMI graphic implementation.
  • Commissioning of control applications and 4-20ma loop validations.
  • Assisting with panel and control cable installations.
  • Understanding instrumentation installations and electrical switchgear applications.

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 will the possibility of a design engineers' position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Confident


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

The company was established in 2006 and after a year working alone on design and specification projects, I took on my first member of staff and rented a small industrial unit. The company soon outgrew our first premises and we moved to our current location with three times as much office and panel building space. We have continued to grow our workforce and now have a wealth of hand picked, highly skilled engineers and electricians. We have already seen one apprentice through to qualified electrician status and intend to take on one or two more this year.




Ashmill Business Park

Ashford Road


ME17 2GQ

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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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