Apprentice Maintenance and Operations Engineer - Mechanical FCC RECYCLING (UK) LIMITED

We are always looking for bright individuals who are keen to learn and want to work in a forward-thinking organisation. Our apprenticeship programme allows us to employ the brightest and the best. The apprentice will be employed by FCC Environment, and part of the site maintenance team will learn the skills to maintain plant & equipment on site.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Potential for salary increase after 12 months dependent on performance 25 days holiday plus statutory Bank Holidays Pension Parking on Site

    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 to Friday 37.5 hours. Days and shifts are to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As we move towards Net Zero as a nation and Government policy encourages us all to recycle more than ever before, there has never been a better time to join the waste and recycling sector.

FCC Environment is one of the UK’s leading players in waste and resource management. This includes everything from the collection of recycling and waste from homes and businesses, to operating the facilities that process the things we no longer need.

Duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Working with the other members of the team ensuring that the equipment and plant on site is maintained and operational in accordance with company procedures and legislation.
  • Performing routine planned maintenance activities, as training and experience permits on pumps/ cranes/fans/hydraulics and pneumatics, electrical and control systems, instrumentation and actuation
  • Working in the workshop as well as out on plant
  • Repairing faulty components.
  • Inspecting and investigating reasons for equipment failure
  • Fault finding: learn to use a logical approach in finding defects and causes for failures in various equipment
  • Trained to prepare documentation to support work activities on the company computerised maintenance management system

The training you will be getting

You will receive the following training in addition to the Apprenticeship Standard:

You will attend college 1 day per week to work towards your Apprenticeship Standard in Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Level 3

  • In-house training on all company policies and procedures.
  • Training at the local college as required to complete the course material and associate assignments, should attain HNC or equivalent
  • Safety critical and mandatory training as required for the job role within the business for example:
    • COSHH
    • DSEAR
    • Manual Handling
    • Compressed gas cylinder handling
  • During later stages of the apprenticeship further training related to work activity will be undertaken to support the continual development
    • Confined space
    • IOSH
    • Rigging & slinging                     

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Employment and progression within the Lincoln site or other FCC EfW facilities in the UK or overseas may be possible upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship and vacancies being available.

  • A number of the Lincoln site maintenance team are ex apprentices

  • Develop educational status and experience levels in maintenance and engineering discipline to the point of ability which enables support for the maintenance/mechanical technicians and engineers
  • Become a junior Technician
  • Become an engineering Technician/Engineer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Interest in Engineering, Value driven, Self motivated, Respectful


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade A*/9 to C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Physics/Science (Grade A*/9 to C/4) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade Pass or above) Desired

Things to consider

Work will involve occasional working: • at height • in confined spaces • outside • lifting heavy objects

About the employer

FCC Environment is a leading UK waste and resource management company, being part of a global group with a strong heritage in providing services for communities and business. Our vision is to be the environmental company of choice, delivering change for a sustainable future. The EfW facility at Lincoln was fully operational from March 2014 and treats up to 190,000 tonnes of residual waste, diverting it from landfill and exporting 105,000 MWh of electricity in the process




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Off Whisby Road

North Hykeham


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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


Margaret in the Apprenticeships Team

01522 876284

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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