Apprentice (Field Service Engineer - Mechanical) - Wilmslow

  • Job Reference: AP51052
  • Date Posted: 1 February 2024
  • Employer: United Utilities
  • Location: Wilmslow Water Treatment Works
  • Salary: £18,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent, Apprenticeship
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Apprentice (Field Service Engineer - Mechanical) (21969)

Job ID: 21969
Location: Wilmslow, UK
Salary: £18,000.00
Working Hours: 37.00 per week

Job Purpose


Are you ready to live your future? Life as a United Utilities apprentice is full of benefits.

With a range of award-winning roles on offer, you're bound to find your future career. We see our apprentices are well looked after, with a generous salary, 26 days leave excluding bank holidays, 10 driving lessons to help to get you on the road and many more benefits.

Want to be part of building a greener, healthier and stronger North West? Come and join us! We'll provide you with industry leading skills and the experience you'll need to succeed in your career.

Start living your future, today

Come and join us as an apprentice mechanical field service engineer, you'll learn how to maintain, refurbish and replace our mechanical equipment.


What makes us different?

  • Secure your future – every apprentice is guaranteed a permanent position at the end of their scheme*
  • It's a springboard to your career – we provide you with structured training, a dedicated mentor and quality placements to help you shape your career
  • Inspire the next generation – you'll have the opportunity to represent United Utilities at key events across the region to engage with young people to bring careers in the water industry to life


Job Accountabilities


A bit more about the role

As a mechanical field service engineer, you'll learn how to maintain, refurbish and replace our mechanical equipment. Therefore, ensuring our water assets are available and are working correctly, helping to keep services running smoothly for our customers.

Our apprentice mechanical field service engineers are responsible for making sure our mechanical assets and equipment are always running up to standard on our water treatment works.

During your 48 month apprenticeship, you'll have the chance to develop valuable engineering skills as you learn how to maintain, refurbish and replace our mechanical equipment on our water treatment works, ensuring that it remains complaint and working correctly.

You'll live and breathe the water industry so it's important you're willing to learn and gain an understanding of how we provide clean water for our customers.

Successful apprentices will achieve a Utilities Engineering Technician Level 3 Standard which is endorsed by the Institute for Apprenticeships.


What you'll learn from us:

  • How to work as part of a dedicated team focused on ensuring our plants continue to operate at maximum efficiency
  • How to work with a wide range of equipment, be able to identify any faults and carry out routine maintenance, following the company's rigorous health and safety standards
  • How to schedule maintenance activity and organise your workload effectively


Knowledge and Skills


What we're looking for:

We're looking for someone who's keen to gain hands on experience, develop practical skills and achieve the standards needed to really succeed in your role.

You'll have a dedicated mentor and manager who'll be on hand to support you every step of the way. All that we ask from you is that you're willing to learn, know how to work as part of a team and can manage your time and workload to get things done.

You'll also need to have 5 GCSEs or equivalent, grades A-C or grades 9-4, which must include Maths, English and a Science or Technology subject.


What you'll get from us:

  • Rewarding essentials – there's lot of perks to the job, including a starting salary of £18,000 and further increases each year based on performance
  • Be the best you can be – you'll get involved in all sorts of training and fun activities with your fellow apprentices
  • An environment to be proud of –we're a responsible employer committed to developing our young talent in state of the art facilities
  • Be part of the family – you'll have the chance to network, bond and learn from your colleagues and fellow apprentices


Additional Information


During your first year, you'll spend 8 months working from Bolton Technical Training Centre during the working week (Monday – Friday). If you're from outside of the area, accommodation will be provided by United Utilities during this period, excluding weekends.

Once you've completed your apprenticeship you'll be asked to join part of a formal standby rota/shift pattern, which may require you to do some out of hours work. Don't worry, your training will prepare you for this, but we do advise that you apply for a vacancy that's relatively easy for you to get to, as we would need you to travel to the site easily.

*As long as you meet all necessary Standards and behaviour criteria throughout the programme

We need fantastic people to enable us to deliver a great service to the public. We are committed to reaching and recruiting from every community and then supporting employees to achieve their full potential ensuring they feel valued and included, regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or social background.

If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland / the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Closing Date: 03/03/24
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