Apprentice Maintenance Engineer KEPSTON LTD

Learn and undertake maintenance work on our equipment and facilities catering for production needs, health and safety and quality. This is a varied, hands-on role covering multiple engineering disciplines. Gain a recognised apprenticeship qualification with the theory and hands on experience in an engineering area suitable to the business

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Closing date: 03 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Hourly minimum wage to start paid on a weekly basis. This will increase in line with your progression through your apprenticeship and competence within the role. All overtime paid at increased rates.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (Times to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Learn and undertake maintenance work on our equipment and facilities catering for the needs of production, health and safety and quality. This is a varied, hands on role covering multiple engineering disciplines as well as other more menial responsibilities.

This includes, but not limited to:

  • Cleaning and housekeeping
  • Inventory Management
  • Planned Maintenance
  • Design and Fabrication
  • Breakdowns and Problem Solving
  • Project work including Installation of Machines and Equipment
  • Process Improvement
  • Decommissioning

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

All apprentices will be required to achieve as a minimum to compete their course:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence)
  • Technical Support Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

You will be onsite with Kepston and attend Sandwell College one day a week.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You could go into higher education or into Engineering management. Career routes: Aerospace Manufacturing Fitter, Aerospace Manufacturing Electrical / Mechanical and Systems Fitter, Aircraft Maintenance Fitter/Technician (Fixed and Rotary Wing), Airworthiness, Planning, Quality and Safety Technician, Maritime Electrical Fitter, Maritime Mechanical Fitter, Maritime Fabricator, Maritime Pipeworker, Machinist - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Mechatronics Maintenance Technician, Product Design and Development Technician, Toolmaker and Tool and Die Maintenance Technician, Technical Support Technician.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Analytical skills, Organisation skills, Physical fitness, Problem solving skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

Travel may be involved across sites and to customers

About the employer

First registered in 1916, Kepston is a privately owned company based in the West Midlands. Kepston offer sub contract furnace brazing & bright annealing using vacuum & continuous furnaces, materials including stainless, steel & copper alloys. Magnetic annealing of soft magnetic alloys is carried out under a hydrogen atmosphere. Kepston are approved to ISO9001:2015 & AS9100 Rev D and hold NADCAP Accreditation for Brazing and Heat Treatment. In recent years, substantial investment has been made at the Wednesbury site. These include a new larger hydrogen atmosphere humpback furnace & additional vacuum furnaces.




Units 13-15 Western Way


West MIdlands

WS10 7BW

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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