Apprentice Plant Maintenance Fitter


Sheffield, S9 2TE

Closes in 8 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 30 May 2024


Providing superior plant and tool hire services since 1968. Champion Hire was founded on the core values of providing a friendly and responsive customer service. An opportunity has arisen at our successful Sheffield Depot who are looking to take on a highly motivated full-time apprentice in the role of Apprentice Plant Maintenance Fitter.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Land-based service engineer (level 2)
Monday - Friday, 7.30am - 4.30pm. No evening or weekend work.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you will receive an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Land-based Service Engineering
  • Functional skills in maths and English (if required)
  • Apprentices will attend Askham Bryan College in York on block release. There will be 10 study blocks each academic year which are Monday to Friday, 9-4pm
  • It is expected that the Apprentice will either commute daily to college or stay in catered campus accommodation. All associated expenses will be covered by Champion Hire

Where you’ll work

229 Carbrook Street


S9 2TE


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Land-based service engineer (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Select and apply appropriate tools and equipment, demonstrate dexterity, resourcefulness, and a professional approach to service engineering practice.
  • Maintain and conduct basic repairs and maintenance activities on power units, and power trains, mechanical equipment, plant and machinery and their associated systems and components either under supervision or following procedures and service schedules prepared by the manufacturer or employer.
  • Thermally and chemically join metals and materials.
  • Access and interpret technical data relating to service and maintenance operations in accordance with the manufacturer’s documentation.
  • Communicate with customers and colleagues expressing technical information in clear concise terms whilst demonstrating customer care principles.
  • Work efficiently both under supervision, individually and as a team member.
  • Demonstrate a logical, safe and systematic approach to work practices.
  • Carry out operational tests on low technology plant, equipment and machinery.
  • Communicate using a range of methods. This will include delivering oral and written reports to colleagues and customers regarding the work carried out on equipment
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4)
    • Maths (grade 4)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Problem solving skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Willing to learn
    • Highly motivated

    Other requirements

    This is a hands on physical role, maintaining and repairing items of plant and a variety of petrol, diesel and electric powered equipment. The role will include working both inside and outside.

    About this company

    Providing superior plant and tool hire services since 1968. Champion Hire is an independent company that was founded on the core values of providing a friendly and responsive customer service. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Opportunity to progress throughout the company. This could be an experienced Plant Fitter or another role within Champion Hire.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    George Marsden


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000254266.

    Apply now

    Closes in 8 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

    When you apply, you’ll be asked to sign in with a GOV.UK One Login. You can create one at the same time as applying for this apprenticeship.