An exciting opportunity to join one of the South East’s leading suppliers of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Services. A four year apprenticeship with an in-depth structured training programme based upon the repair of industrial rotating equipment, gaining valuable engineering skills throughout.

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Closing date: 02 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The salary will increase annually throughout the apprenticeship.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 07:00 - 15:30.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Year one spent full time at IPS (college) and years 2 – 4 spent in each MKE(employer) department, gaining valuable engineering experience and skills from experienced mentors throughout the business.  Your duties will include:

  • Building of Electrical Panels.
  • Gaining an understanding of circuit diagram and drawings
  • Assisting with fault finding, electrical test and diagnosis
  • Gaining knowledge of variable speed drives and switchgear components

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.
  • Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician qualification upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We want our staff to pass on their skills and expertise to the next generation of engineers in MKE. Once you've successfully completed
your apprenticeship, you'll have everything you need to build a career and MKE will do everything to assist you to achieve your potential.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Willing to learn, Practical Skills, Interest in Engineering


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths, IT 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

Mid Kent Electrical Engineering Co Ltd is a family run business which started life in 1955 repairing electric motors. Fast forward a little over half a century and the company has grown to become the largest independent engineering organisation of its kind in the South East, operating from 3 different sites covering Kent, Surrey, Sussex, East Sussex, Essex and many more counties in England and Wales.




Unit 15b Dolphin Park Upper Field Road

Eurolink Industrial Estate


ME10 3UP

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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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