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Apprentice Power Engineer

Location: Erith, United Kingdom
Region: Southern
Job Category: Apprentices
Business Unit: UK Hire Southern
Job Type: Full Time (Permanent)
Hours: 07.30-16.00


Speedy are the UK’s leading hire provider with the widest range of tools, specialist hire equipment, plant and support services – everything for every job!

Based in our Erith MSC as an Apprentice Power Engineer, you will be an important part of depot operations and a key player in keeping the workshop productive meaning equipment is always available for our customers to ensure their experience with us is positive and we continue to be the best hire company in the industry.

As an Apprentice Power Engineer at Speedy, you will take part in our structured four year training programme.  During this time you will be trained by our knowledgeable and experienced colleagues along with working with our specialist external provider.

Programme Overview:

Year 1/2: Completion of Level 2 Land Based Service Engineer apprenticeship standard and associated EPA.

Year 3/4: Completion of Level 3 Land Based Service Engineer Technician apprenticeship standard and associated EPA.

When you are not in College completing your formal qualifications above, you will be based in Erith full time learning from our experienced engineers and consolidating your skills ready to be signed off as a fully qualified power engineer at the end of Year 4.

Our structured training programme will not only develop your technical skills and abilities but also offer you the opportunity to develop the skills needed to become a well-rounded individual in order to progress your career in line with your own aspirations. 

What are we looking for?

We are looking for Apprentices who:

  • Are ambitious, driven and willing to learn and develop,
  • Are comfortable attending block learning placements at other sites in the country and learning both on the job and in a classroom/practical learning environment
  • Have a natural interest in machinery, mechanics and electrics
  • Are comfortable working at height
  • Can be team players
  • Adapt to a fast paced working environment
  • Show good communication skills

We want to help you carve out a successful career at Speedy and we will provide you with all of the skills, knowledge and experience needed to do this. In return we want you to use your skill set to help drive our business forward and contribute to our continuing success as the best hire company in our industry.

**Please note that you must hold a Level 1 equivalent or GCSE Grade 2/Grade E or above in English and Mathematics in order to be considered for this apprenticeship.**

If you are successful in obtaining this role, in order to complete the L3 qualification you will have to complete L2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics. If you can provide evidence of GCSE Mathematics and English qualifications at Grade C/Grade 4 or above you will be exempt from needing to complete these qualifications.  If you do need to complete them, our external provider will work with you in order to achieve this.

This role will be a September 2021 start.

In return we offer a competitive salary with contributory pension scheme, 21 days annual leave entitlement (plus bank holidays) rising to 26 days after 12 months, discretionary bonus scheme and life assurance. In addition you will be able to take advantage of our fantastic Salary Extras benefits scheme, offering cycle to work and various other discounts on a wide range of goods and services.

Please be aware Speedy reserves the right to close our vacancies earlier than the listed date if we have received a high level of applications. We would recommend that if you wish to be considered that you complete the application as promptly as possible.