Maintencance Engineering Technician Apprentice TRW LIMITED

ZF Automotive Peterlee stands as a pioneer in automotive technology, specialising in the development of cutting-edge camera systems crucial for advanced driver-assist functionalities. Established in 1996, our facility has flourished into one of Europe's largest and most sophisticated manufacturing centres.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 8.00am - 4.30pm, Friday, 8.00am - 1.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As an apprentice maintenance engineer, you will play a vital role in supporting the:

  • Repair, development, and maintenance of machinery and assembly line equipment

Your responsibilities will include assisting with various tasks related to equipment repair and improvement:

  • You will be involved in daily reporting of work completed, ensuring accurate documentation of tasks and achievements
  • Additionally, you will contribute to spare parts stock control, monitoring inventory levels, and reporting any requirements to ensure seamless operations
  • Maintaining cleanliness in the workshop, equipment, and tools will be essential to uphold safety standards and optimise efficiency
  • Your role will provide valuable hands-on experience in the maintenance field, allowing you to develop practical skills and contribute to the smooth functioning of the maintenance department

The training you will be getting

  • Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Day release to college is required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The possibility of full-time employment on the successful completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Analytical skills, Computer literacy, Creative, Good communication skills, Negotiation skills, Patience, Planning skills. , Problem solving , Shows Initiative, Team member, Time Management


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-5 or A*-B) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential

About the employer

The ZF Peterlee plant manufactures state of the art cameras, radar systems, key automated steering components and an array of sensors for cars and trucks, technology that enables the latest vehicles to see think and act in our modern world. We manufacture on an impressive scale producing in excess of 30,000 components a day across multiple production lines.




Mill Hill

North West Industrial Estate



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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

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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