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Engineering Apprenticeship - EL16964

8 February 2019


Fixed Term - 4 years


£10,892 per annum


At Viridor, we're one of the UK's leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies and part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group. We put waste into action, transforming it into high quality recyclables, raw materials and energy and are at the forefront of the UK's green economy. Fast growing and investing over £1.2bn in the development of a network of advanced Energy Recovery Facilities (ERF) across the UK, we're reducing the reliance on landfill or exporting waste for treatment whilst becoming a revenue generating business.

Work Environment:

Viridor Dunbar Energy Recovery Facility, Dunbar ERF, Oxwellmains, Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1SW.  

We'll work with you and develop you to become a highly skilled maintenance technician or engineer who'll help to maintain our state of the art electro/mechanical systems used in our Energy Recovery Facilities. Please be aware this role starts in August 2019.

What might a day in this job look like?

You will develop on the job becoming qualified to carry out planned preventative maintenance including:

  • general maintenance of equipment
  • modifying and testing
  • inspecting condition-based monitoring
  • identifying faults within our systems.

What will I learn?

  • Our Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme will take approximately four years to complete whereby you'll also benefit from vocational training as well as study for a Technical Certificate at a local provider.
  • SVQ Level 3 Engineering Maintenance

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

You'll have, or expect to achieve, five National 5 qualifications which must include English, Maths and a Science at Grade C or above, as well as two further National 5 subjects at Grade C or above (preferably one being a Technical Subject i.e. Craft & Design). Highers would also be an advantage. You'll also have a good standard of IT skills and/or Microsoft Office knowledge.

Becoming our Engineering Apprentice will require commitment to a comprehensive training programme, 'on the job' training and the completion of a portfolio of evidence to support an SVQ Level 3 Engineering Maintenance. Therefore, we're looking for someone who has a 'can-do' attitude, a flexible and proactive approach to tasks alongside a keen willingness to learn and the drive to succeed.

Closing Date: 

Tuesday 30 April. 

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