Maintenance Engineer Apprentice

  • Location : Portsmouth , United Kingdom

  • Salary : £12064.00 to £14206.00 per annum

  • Posted : 12-08-2022

  • Position: Full time

Job Description

PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Engineering Maintenance Apprentice for our client, Advanced Maintenance Services (AMS) Ltd. As a maintenance engineer you will be interested in taking things apart to find out how they work. This role will involve learning how to carry out planned, unplanned and preventative electrical maintenance in industrial environments.

This Maintenance Engineer Apprentice programme forms part of AMS’ succession planning for the future. You will be trained, supported and monitored throughout the process.

Training to be provided 

Throughout the duration of the apprenticeship you will be paid and day released to PETA’s Havant training facility for off-the-job training. You will learn how to work safely, work efficiently, use technical information, maintain mechanical and electrical equipment and use hand tools.

Your level 3 programme will include, a level 3 engineering workbased qualification delivered in the workplace by PETA, and day release for 24 months to complete a level 3 BTEC technical certificate.

You will be completing the level 3 maintenance operations engineering technician (MOET) standard. Overall duration is 45 months.

About the role 

  • As a maintenance engineer apprentice, you will learn how to work safely
  • You will be learning how to locate and rectify faults on plant and equipment. This will include inspecting and maintaining plant and equipment
  • As a maintenance engineer apprentice you will also learn how to read, understand and interpret information, technical specifications and supporting documentation
  • This job will mean preparing work areas and reinstating those areas after the completion of the work-related activities
  • As a maintenance engineer apprentice you will learn how to assess and test the performance and condition of plant and equipment
  • You will learn how to remove components assess their condition then replace or repair them, returning plant and equipment to an operational condition
  • As a maintenance engineer apprentice you will also learn how to diagnose and determine the cause of faults in plant and equipment
  • You will learn how to position, assemble, install and dismantle plant equipment
  • Upon completion of work you will communicate, handover and confirm that the appropriate process has been completed
  • As a maintenance engineer apprentice you will develop communication skills enabling you to provide information to internal and external stakeholders


  • Auto-enrolled into the company pension scheme after qualification period
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays (3 to 4 days to be taken for the Christmas shutdown)
  • Free parking on site
  • Onsite restroom with kitchen facilities
  • Overtime available

Additional Information

Monday-Friday 08:00-16:30 (40 hours per week). We would encourage early submissions of applications, as these will be considered on receipt and suitable candidates invited for interview. We reserve the right to withdraw the advertisement early if the vacancy is filled before the closing date.

Essential Skills

  • 2 GCSE's at grade C/4 or above (or equivalents) in Maths and English are essential
  • Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated
  • You will possess good communication skills with the ability to communicate with peers and management
  • You will need to be open minded and willing to develop your knowledge and skills to support your future development

Desired Skills

  • You will have a good level of dexterity and hand skills
  • Demonstrate a real interest in maintaining mechanical and electrical items is desirable
  • You will have good hand to eye co-ordination
  • Your methodical and logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a positive contribution to all aspects of the job
  • You need to be able to learn through instruction and experience

About Company

We are a small and friendly team at Advanced Maintenance Services, based in the heart of Portsmouth. We enjoy undertaking a range of maintenance and installation activities. This includes all aspects of services maintenance such as industrial machinery and equipment installations and breakdowns. We will support your training and workplace learning with our talented and experienced engineers.

Once you have applied for this apprenticeship, you will receive an email with an application form on that you will need to complete. Please monitor your inbox (and spam / junk folder) for this email and complete the form as soon as possible.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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