Maintenance Engineer Apprentice

  • Location : Fareham , United Kingdom

  • Salary : £15000.00 to £16000.00 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, Kern Ltd. As a Maintenance Engineer you will be interested in taking things apart to find out how they work. This role will involve carrying out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance on plant /equipment.

This Maintenance Engineer Apprenticeship programme forms part of Company succession planning for the future.

Training to be delivered:

You will be trained, supported and monitored throughout the process. Throughout the duration of the apprenticeship you will be paid and day released to PETA’s Havant training centre 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 work-based qualification delivered in the workplace by PETA, and day release for 24 months to complete a level 3 BTEC technical certificate Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) . 

Overall duration 45 months


About the role:

Joining the Company team as a Maintenance Engineer Apprentice, your role will be focused on supporting the manufacturing processes on site. As part of your programme, you will learn how to:

  • Interpret technical information
  • Respond to requests for assistance
  • Become competent locating and rectifying faults on machinery
  • Identify the best solutions when making repairs
  • Become competent ordering replacement parts
  • Learn how to record all changes made to equipment and plant
  • Become competent performing a range of routine machine build and refurbishments
  • Communicate, handover and confirm that the repair or preventative process has been completed using our tracking system


  • Company pension scheme after qualification period
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays rising to 27 after 5 years continued service
  • Free parking on site
  • Onsite restroom with kitchen facilities
  • Overtime available

Additional Information

08:00 to 16:30 (37.5 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

To be considered for the role of Maintenance Engineer Apprentice, you will have a keen eye for detail and take pride in completing work to a high quality level. You will also require the following skills and qualifications:

  • 2 GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalents) in Maths and English are essential
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated
  • You will possess excellent communication skills
  • Your positive attitude and willingness to learn will be key assets

Desired Skills

  • You will have a good level of dexterity and hand skills
  • Demonstrate a real interest in maintaining mechanical and electrical items
  • 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

Kern offers a supportive learning environment, we have a great track record producing excellent maintenance engineers. We value teamwork and the individual, we are supportive of personal and professional development and want to help you to establish a career path with us. We are people focused as we know our team are a greatest asset.

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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