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Job Title : Apprentice Land Based Service Engineer (Colchester)
Employer : Target Plant
Location : Colchester, Essex, CO4 9QS
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Engineering
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01673
Vacancy Short Description : This is an exciting opportunity to begin a career as a land-based service engineer


Qualifications Required : Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability. Ideally applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs including English and maths at grades 9- 4 for a Level 3 Apprenticeship and 9-3 for a Level 2.
Proof of qualifications will be required before you can be accepted onto the apprenticeship.
PLEASE NOTE: All applicants regardless of entry requirements will be emailed an Initial Assessment to complete as part of the recruitment procedure. This is an online assessment in English and maths and can be completed at your preferred location remotely. Currently, due to COVID19 we are not offering Initial Assessment appointments at either campus. Those without the stated entry requirements or awaiting GCSE/GCSE retake grades, will be offered further advice and guidance to support their application if required.
Vacancy Full Description : • How to comply with the Health & Safety at Work Act, Manual Handling regulations, the abrasive wheel regulations and the legislation relevant to the role of Service Engineer
• The company staff handbook, the chain of command, workplace procedures e.g. Daily time sheets, job cards, parts requisitions processes, use of pre-delivery procedures and maintenance schedules
• How to record information, maintain accurate customer service records and communicate with customers and colleagues using verbal and handwritten methods whilst observing customer care practices
• Workshop practices, the identification and application of tools and equipment used in service and maintenance operations. This will typically include knowledge of the care and storage of tools and equipment.
• Methods of thermally and chemically joining metals and components. This knowledge will be used in the context of performing service and maintenance operations to machinery and equipment.
• The operating principles of machinery, plant and equipment within the chosen land-based service engineering sector.
• Underpinning service, maintenance and repair principles and practices, typically including machinery and component conformity procedures, tolerances, pre-load, end float, backlash, component sealing, system bleeding, alignment, balance, calibration, removal of corroded components etc.
• How to access and interpret technical data relating to machinery and equipment service and maintenance operations
• How to handover machinery, plant and equipment to the control and use of others in the workplace
• Emergency First Aid.
• 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

Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 8am-4.30pm 5 days per week
Salary : £280.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 30/10/2020
Possible Start Date : 09/11/2020
Personal Qualities : An enthusiasm for beginning a career in engineering
A background or interest in engineering
Skills Required : Good maths and English
Good communication skills and ability to problem solve
Future Prospects : For the right candidate who proves to be hardworking, reliable with the diligence to successfully complete their apprenticeship the long term prospects of a full time role are excellent
Training to be Provided : Qualification: Block Release Suffolk Rural Campus

Training for all job specific tasks will be given. In addition the apprentice will have the support and guidance of a qualified assessor from the college, who will make on-site visits every 6-8 weeks
Other Information : Pay Rates: The current NMW rate for Apprentices is £4.15 per hour with effect from 1st April 2020. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training. For more information visit:
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the industry with a contract of employment

Shortlisting/Interviews - Shortlisting and interviews will take place throughout the duration of the vacancy ad. This may mean that the vacancy could close before the published cut-off date should suitable candidates be found.
Things to consider : Please bare in mind the physical nature of this role
You will be on your feet for most of the day
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