Engineering Maintenance Apprentice Bridon Bekaert

Ensure plant and machinery across the site are available and reliable by proactively seeking to reduce plant downtime through due diligence. To assist in the reduction of downtime, SMED, continuous improvement initiatives, health and safety and project work.

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (shifts to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    09 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Principal accountabilities shall include but not be limited to:

  • Work consistently within the remit of all company policies and procedures (Health and Safety, Quality, H.R. & environmental)
  • Ensure full compliance to the Company’s quality / environment standards (ISO 14001etc) and also any legislation applicable to our operations (HSE, waste, COSHH, etc.)
  • To carry out when requested Process Setup of equipment and assist in all SMED activities
  • To carry out planned maintenance to the required standard and reactive maintenance when required.
  • To be able to coordinate and cooperate with production supervision on a day-to-day basis, to ensure the smooth running and availability of plant and equipment
  • To actively support and engage in continuous improvement projects and ensure the sustainability of these activities through the promotion of best operational practices
  • Continuous promotion of best H&S practice by coordinating audits, assisting in SOP reviews
  • To proactively help reduce function accident statistics
  • To carry out project works assigned to schedule
  • Continuous promotion of best practice H&S by co-ordinating audits, SOP reviews, quality, and accident/incident investigation

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Qualification
  • Training location to be confirmed

This standard will meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as an Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) by an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Full-time employment upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Essential

About the employer

We are Bridon-Bekaert The Ropes Group. We hold over 300 years of specialized experience in steel wire and synthetic ropes and cords solutions, serving thousands of customers globally. What makes us unique and valuable to you? It's a variety of elements, including: The engagement and expertise of our people: our people are at the core of our business, and it is their knowledge, experience and commitment that provide the foundation of our competitive advantage in comparison with our competitors. Our technology leadership: the combination of rope technology strength and wire technology strength will provide a platform for strong differentiation in the high-end rope markets Our ability to serve different markets: oil & gas, elevator, surface and underground mining, cranes and industrial, infrastructure, fishing, forestry, … Our global footprint: with 17 manufacturing locations around the world, we hold strong positions in the US and Europe, Latin America, Canada and Australia, and have huge growth opportunities across Asia Although we were founded recently, in June 2016, our heritage spans several centuries. It is this heritage, combined with a strong vision, purposeful goals and high impact leadership which makes us the world leader in our field.


Bridon Bekaert


Willington Quay


NE28 6TT


Paul Stewart

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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

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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