Where better to start your Engineering career than behind the scenes at Thorpe Park! In this role you will work alongside a team of highly skilled professionals, where you will learn all about the engineering, maintenance, stores management, asset management & compliance at our resort.

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

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Closing date: 03 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

  • Working week

    Shift working which can vary over the year due to the nature of the opening hours of the attraction.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    15 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Ride preparation
  • Planned preventative maintenance
  • Troubleshooting faults
  • Winter shutdown full stripdown and rebuild

The training you will be getting

Attending East Surrey College in Redhill for your training. 

  • 2 days a week in year 1 - Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations
  • 2 days a week in Year 2 and 1 day a week in Year 3 - BTEC Level 3 in Engineering
  • In the workplace - NVQ Level 3 in Engineering Maintenance

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Developing your skills as an engineering, possible study at higher levels and opportunities to progress within the organisation into team leading and management.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


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

About the employer

At Merlin we welcome the world to our magical attractions and resorts every day and we want to reflect that same multicultural mix inside our business too. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace where people can be themselves, have the same opportunities and thrive together. Because at Merlin, everyone matters!




Thorpe Park

Staines Road,


KT16 8PN

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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: 03 Jun 2024