Mechanical and Electrical Apprentice (Bristol)

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Mechanical and Electrical Apprentice (Bristol)

We’re delighted to be launching our Mechanical and Electrical Apprentice programme for 2024. This role is to repair and maintain critical remote plant and process control systems, supporting the safe and efficient delivery of operational services. Carrying out planned maintenance activities and technical mechanical and or electrical support for diagnosis and resolution of complex problems.
This is an interesting role where there will be many opportunities to develop both your technical knowledge and abilities. We’ll provide you with a cross-functional role in the Mechanical and Electrical discipline. You’ll work towards gaining a recognised professional qualification as you learn and can look forward to a long-term career with one of the South West’s largest employers.
We want to find ambitious, hard-working individuals with a strong desire to succeed. You will be paid a competitive Apprentice salary starting at £17,782. You'll also be eligible for our internal bonus scheme, as well as any company-wide pay increases that are offered during this time.

How does our Apprenticeship programme work?

  • The programme is 4 years:
  • Year 1 – College (Level 2)
  • 4 x days at college
  • 1 x study day
  • What you’ll be doing:

  • Completing a Level 3 Utilities Engineering Technician Apprenticeship via our training partners - a structured programme of training conducted within the state-of-the-art Mechanical and Electrical Engineering departmental workshops
  • Contribute to a healthy and safe working environment by working to our approved codes of practice
  • Become proficient in the application and use of a wide range of machine tools
  • Develop fitting and assembly skills
  • Electrical maintenance and fault-finding investigations
  • Training in the use of mechanical and electrical software packages
  • Carrying out other tasks and duties as directed that contribute to the required levels of performance and competence
  • What’s in it for you:

  • The coaching and mentoring required to support you in fulfilling your role, working towards becoming an independent engineer
  • A structured induction and training programme, fully supported by the business
  • Time for off-the-job training to attend college and/or support the apprentice programme
  • The opportunity to continue your training into Higher Apprenticeships
  • A discretionary bonus 
  • Competitive contributory pension 
  • Share-save scheme 
  • Various health benefits 
  • Well-being support programmes 
  • A range of Group Discounts 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • Financial support services 
  • Coaching, training, and development opportunities 
  • And plenty more! 
  • What we’d like from you:

  • Ideally, 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C)– but for the right person, this isn’t essential
  • An ambitious mindset
  • A strong work ethic
  • The willingness to learn and develop
  • A keen interest in engineering and how things work
  • A full UK driving license - but if you do not have one, we can support you financially in achieving this
  • Applications for these roles will close on Monday 22nd July 2024.

    Please be aware we are expecting successful candidates to start with the business in September 2024.

    Please note the college provider for this Apprenticeship is Bridgewater and Taunton College and there is accommodation available onsite for up to 4 x nights a week.

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