Maintenance Engineer Apprentice LEVERTONHELM LTD

Do you have an eye for detail and an interest in fault finding? PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Maintenance Engineering Apprentice for our client, LevertonHELM. This role involves learning how to perform day-to- day upkeep, maintenance and support of new pilot plant work in a growing company.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Mon - Thu 08.00 - 17.00; Fri 08.00 - 16.00.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    14 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Joining the LevertonHELM as a Maintenance Engineer Apprentice, your role will be focused on supporting the production team.
This is a hands-on role and you will be involved in spending time around all plant, covering long distances, climbing ladders, working at heights and accessing confined spaces.

You will have a wide variety of responsibilities, as part of the role you will:

  • Assist the Engineering Manager and Chemical Engineers with new engineering/mechanical developments and implementation including production methods, process flow, selection of machinery, equipment, components, fabrication and tooling
  • Be responsible for preventative, reactive and scheduled maintenance regimes of plant equipment
  • Assist/lead on new engineering/mechanical projects including new installations, modifications to existing plant/processes
  • Assist the Production Manager in the efficient and safe operation of the production plant and equipment, including production process troubleshooting
  • Maintain stock of components, fittings, spares, fasteners and liaise with the suppliers in order to obtain these
  • Prioritise health & safety and risk assessments

The training you will be getting

As a Maintenance Engineer Apprentice, you will be studying a Level 3 Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship. Throughout your apprenticeship with LevertonHELM, you will be supported by your company mentor and your PETA Learning and Development Coach.
Your Level 3 programme will include, a level 3 Engineering work-based qualification delivered by PETA, and day release for 24 months to complete a level 3 BTEC technical certificate.
Overall duration 48 months.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

LevertonHELM is a growing business and supportive of training/development of their employees. The career opportunities at LevertonHELM are very varied, there may be the potential for:

  • Fulltime employment
  • Further personal development
  • Further academic development
  • Higher apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Self motivated and driven, Enthusiastic team player, Excellent communication skills, Positive attitude, Willingness to learn, Good manual dexterity, Real interest in maintenance, Good co-ordination, Methodical and logical, Good problem solving skills, Learn through instruction


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Company Benefits: 25 days hols + bank hols, (goes up after 3 years by 1 day to 28 days + bank hols). Pension 7% from both sides. Enhanced maternity & paternity leave. Private medical insurance, singular can be upgraded to family but would require a quote to be done. Life assurance 3 or 4 x basic. A driving licence is highly desirable for this role to enable travel to/from LevertonHELM sites.

About the employer

LevertonHELM makes Lithium chemicals and develops new ones, working with global customers to find the best solutions for their applications. Our laboratory and analytical teams are at the forefront of techniques for the accurate analysis of Lithium chemistry. LevertonHELM’s strength is in its people. The work environment at LevertonHELM is dynamic and inclusive, allowing you to expand your skills and challenge your expectations.




Knights Park Road

Houndmills Industrial Estate


RG21 6UA

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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Aug 2024