Maintenance & Operations Engineering Apprentice NATIONAL TUBE STOCKHOLDERS LIMITED

We are recruiting for a Level 3 Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician to join our current team. You will be trained to be competent in maintaining the safety, reliability and performance of a diverse range of industrial equipment including CNC saws, automatic handling systems, laser cutting machines, gantry cranes and much more.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Annual performance increase.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am to 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Daily preventative maintenance, servicing and parts replacement including:

  • Electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic fault finding and repairs
  • Programming of automated systems
  • Machine moving and installation
  • Welding and fabricating
  • Crane operations, safety and awareness
  • Communication

The training you will be getting

  • This Apprenticeship will give you the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work as Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician
  • You will attend York College on a day release basis
  • The qualifications achieved upon completion of the apprenticeship are Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Level 3, plus Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Diploma Level 3

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion you will have attained the skills and knowledge to be able to pursue a full-time career as part of our dedicated Engineering team and have the fantastic opportunity to continue studies to degree level and beyond

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Logical, Team working, Reliable, Punctual


GCSE or equivalent 2 other subjects (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 6/B) Essential
GCSE or equivalent science or technical subject (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

You must be able to make your own travel arrangements to National Tube Stockholders on Dalton Industrial Estate near Thirsk and to York College in order to complete your apprenticeship training. All applications will be screened by York College and if suitable, applications will be forwarded to National Tube Stockholders. Please look out for an email from You must reply to York College, otherwise your application will not be considered.

About the employer

National Tube Stockholders is a market leader in steel stockholding, supplying steel tubes to a wide range of engineering and construction companies. We have provided steel for the Wembley Arch and the Shard in London, amongst many other high-profile projects. Employing over 150 people at Dalton we have been established since 1985 and are part of the wider Bianco Group of companies.




Dalton Industrial Estate


Nr Thirsk


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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


01904 770368

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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