We are looking for a number of candidates who have a genuine passion to work with heavy construction equipment and to train to become a valuable member of our installing engineering team. Working with heavy construction equipment, fault finding and diagnostic/repair.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Year 1 - £22,443.20. Year 2 - £28,849.60. Year 3 - £30,003.58.

  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday between 07:00 – 16:30 and Friday 07:00 – 12:15.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Prepare and install additional specialist equipment in accordance with customer requirements
  • Assembly of large excavators
  • Working to technical drawings and schematics
  • Checking off parts in accordance with work orders
  • Inspection of customer machines ready for delivery
  • Undertake basic remedial repair painting
  • Fault finding and diagnostic/repair
  • General housekeeping
  • The company is committed to achieving a high standard of health and safety in all its activities and the post holder will be expected to contribute to maintaining standards to ensure compliance with all appropriate legislation. To work safely and efficiently
  • Take responsibility for managing own performance and to participate in any identified training or development opportunities
  • To recognise the importance of fairness and equality in the workplace, to treat everyone with dignity and respect
  • Comply with Company Codes of Conduct, policies and procedures at all times

The training you will be getting

  • You will work towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship at Gateshead College
  • Weekly day release

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Following completion of year 3, the learner may progress into a higher Apprenticeship/ training and continue at Hitachi Connected Technology, or move back to our production facility at Hebburn as a permanent HCMUK Installation Engineer on full base rate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Flexible, Time management skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade A* - C/ 9 - 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade A* - C/ 9 - 4) Essential

Things to consider

It is not possible for this document to totally encompass or define all tasks that may be required of the post holder. The outlined duties may therefore vary from time to time without materially changing either the character or level of responsibility.

About the employer

Hitachi Construction Machinery UK Ltd are a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe and are responsible for the supply of excavators, wheel loaders, parts and servicing to the UK and Irish construction industry. Hitachi produces the widest range of hydraulic excavators in the world and are renowned for their high quality, advanced technology, and unrivalled reliability. Formed 50 years ago, we are a market leader in providing safe, high quality, durable and reliable products competitively, on time and anywhere in the UK and Ireland, which is why we have been awarded with the title of the ‘UK’s number one excavator supplier’. We endeavour to exceed customers’ expectations through the provision of excellent lifetime value and consistent service. Our experience ensures that our customer’s needs are met by understanding a customer’s unique requirements and circumstances, with specialists available to share their industry knowledge and guidance on the key sectors we operate within and the product range that we sell.






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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


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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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