Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprentice SAMUEL HEATH AND SONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

The maintenance technician is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the machinery and ensuring routine inspections and repairs are carried out to the required standards and comply with health and safety regulations.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday, 07:30 to 16:00 with 30 minutes for lunch. Friday, 07:30 to 12:30 with no break.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Responsible for conducting and completing routine inspections and emergency repairs to the equipment.
  • Inspecting machinery, equipment, and systems. Checking and maintaining safety equipment such as fire alarms and fire extinguishers.
  • Carrying out electrical and mechanical maintenance work.
  • Carrying out welding work.
  • Fault finding and problem solving
  • Assisting in the installation of new machinery and equipment.
  • Using the UniPoint IT system to give out schedule maintenance requests and to track and prioritise incoming maintenance requests.
  • Responding to incoming maintenance requests from colleagues and resolving accordingly.
  • Maintaining tools and equipment required to perform the role effectively.
  • Liaising with Health and Safety
  • Being on call and able to attend site in the event of an emergency

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Maintenance and operations Engineering Technician qualification
  • Relevant workplace training
  • Functional skills if necessary

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible full time position available upon completion of apprenticeship, depending on performance.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Desired

Things to consider

-How will you travel to work? -One day per week required at our Walsall training centre for study. -Company pension -Cycle to work scheme -Early Friday finish -Opportunity to join the BHSF Corporate Health Cash Plan -Employee discounts -Workwear provided -25 days basic holiday plus 8 statutory bank holidays and an extra day of annual leave after 3 years' service -Overtime available

About the employer

It is almost two centuries since the first machines began to turn at Samuel Heath's factory in Birmingham, at the heart of England. Craftsmanship and integrity were our core principles then and remain so now as we approach manufacturing and design with an authority afforded by confidence in our heritage.




Leopold Street


B12 0UJ

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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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