Apprentice Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer POLYPIPE LIMITED

The Polypipe apprenticeship programme provides opportunity for apprentices to build a strong foundation of capability, which will equip you with the knowledge, skills and values required to become an outstanding engineer. We offer a starting a wage of £9.81 per hour, industry leading training, employee benefits and career development.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    08.00 – 16.30 Monday to Friday, whilst in apprenticeship training.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 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

Supported by your training and our team, your tasks will include:

  • Mechanical and Electrical maintenance, installation, fault finding and repair
  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings
  • Learning pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Learning to work with programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • Responding to breakdowns of production machinery
  • To assist with the completion of maintenance documents/worksheets
  • Assisting with engineering projects and improvement works
  • Servicing and maintaining machinery – TPM/PPM
  • Support and assistance to all departments across site
  • Contribute to implementing new working methods and actively take part in continuous improvement projects
  • Any other associated duties as required

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician
  • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • A bespoke programme of practical, technical and vocational learning
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if applicable)

Our apprenticeship programme combines college-based training, with work-based learning, under the mentorship of our highly skilled engineering team. From September 2024, the first 4 weeks of your apprenticeship will cover intensive training at The Grimsby Institute, Nuns Corner, DN34 5BQ. You will then work 3 days per week from Polypipe, Holmes Way, Horncastle, LN9 6JW, and return to The Grimsby Institute for 2 full days each week. In year 2, you will only attend college for 1 day each week, spending the majority of your time at our Horncastle site, learning and being mentored by our team of experts. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The Polypipe Apprentice Programme provides a fantastic opportunity for apprentices to build a strong foundation of capability that will lead to a permanent job role, and possible internal progression.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Highly Driven


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

Things to consider

This apprenticeship is a blend of on and off the job training from day one. The first 4 weeks of the apprenticeship will be intensive learning at Grimsby Institute. Then from October 2024, you will work at our main production site in Horncastle 3 day each week, returning to college for the remaining 2 days. After successful completion of year 1, you will continue your training from our head office on Holmes Way in Horncastle, returning to college for just 1 day each week. There is a college bus service available running from locations listed via this link - You will need to be able to travel to The Grimsby Institute, Nuns Corner, Grimsby, DN34 5BQ and Polypipe, Holmes Way, Horncastle, LN9 6JW.

About the employer

Are you passionate about shaping the future of our urban environments while making a positive impact on the planet? Look no further than Polypipe Civils, where innovation meets sustainability to create a greener, more resilient world. As a part of the Genuit Group Plc, Polypipe Civils is at the forefront of developing and delivering cutting-edge water and climate management solutions for the built environment. We specialise in serving a diverse range of sectors, including residential, commercial, public non-housing, civils, and infrastructure. Our commitment to excellence and sustainability sets us apart, making Polypipe Civils the ideal place to embark on a rewarding career journey. At Polypipe Civils, we take pride in our role as pioneers in the field of green urbanisation. Our dedicated team of professionals is driven by a shared vision of creating vibrant, sustainable communities that thrive in harmony with nature. We believe in harnessing the power of innovation to address the challenges of urbanisation while safeguarding the environment for future generations. Joining Polypipe Civils means becoming a part of a dynamic team that is passionate about making a difference. Our work goes beyond simply constructing buildings and infrastructure; it's about shaping the very fabric of our cities and towns to promote sustainability and resilience. Whether you're an engineer, designer, project manager, or technician, your contributions at Polypipe Civils will play a crucial role in shaping the future of urban development. One of the hallmarks of Polypipe Civils is our unwavering commitment to sustainability. We believe that every project presents an opportunity to make a positive impact on the environment. From developing innovative water management systems to implementing green infrastructure solutions, we strive to minimize our carbon footprint while maximizing the benefits for communities and ecosystems alike. What sets Polypipe Civils apart is our culture of collaboration and innovation. We foster an environment where creativity thrives, and ideas are valued regardless of rank or seniority. Our team is encouraged to think outside the box, challenge the status quo, and push the boundaries of what's possible. At Polypipe Civils, every voice matters, and everyone has the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution. But it's not just about the work – at Polypipe Civils, we value our people above all else. We believe in investing in our team members' growth and development, providing ample opportunities for training, mentorship, and career advancement. With a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, we celebrate individuality and empower our employees to reach their full potential. Joining Polypipe Civils means joining a company that is not only committed to building a better future but also to supporting its employees every step of the way. From competitive salaries and benefits to a supportive work environment and opportunities for advancement, we offer everything you need to thrive in your career. If you're ready to be a part of something bigger – if you're ready to make a real difference in the world – then Polypipe Civils is the place for you. Join us in shaping the future of green urbanisation and building a more sustainable world for generations to come. Together, we can create a brighter future for all.




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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


Grimsby Institute Apprenticeship Team

0800 012 6656

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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