Abb Limited

ABB - Level 3 - Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Abb Limited (Employer)

Eef Apprentices and Skills (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £220.00
36.5 hours per week Monday - Thursday, 08:00 - 16:30 and Friday, 08:00 - 13:00.
42 months (duration)
5 September 2022(start date)
Engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
29 June 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

You would support the Maintenance team in conduct of all activities within agreed maintenance guidelines and procedures to increase the overall efficiency of the equipment and production lines.


Part of the ABB Group, ABB in the UK is headquartered in Warrington, Cheshire and employs 1800 people operating from around 15 locations nationwide. We work to support the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future for us all.

By connecting software to our electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, we push the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. We supply around £0.5bn of innovative solutions, products and services annually in the UK to clients in a wide range of market sectors.

We have been judged as a Top Employer for 2022! Being certified as a Top Employer showcases an organisation’s dedication to a better world of work and exhibits this through excellent HR policies and people practices. We also sponsor the FIA Formula E World Championship!

ABB’s success over many years has been driven particularly by a strong focus on research and development, through its network of corporate research centres around the world.

The result has been a long track record of innovation. Many of the technologies that underlie our modern society, from high-voltage DC power transmission to a revolutionary approach to ship propulsion, were developed or commercialized by ABB.

Today, ABB stands as the largest supplier of industrial motors and drives, the largest provider of generators to the wind industry, and the largest supplier of power grids worldwide.

There are four distinct areas that this job covers:

  • Execution: Executes the assigned work according to agreed work flows and in accordance with ABB standard processes and safety guidelines
  • Maintenance: Responds to emergencies/breakdowns. Reports for records all recurring problems with machinery, equipment and parts that can be identified and addressed
  • Tool calibration: Sets calibration, adjusts equipment, machinery and instruments so that they comply with production specifications and instructions
  • Health, safety and environment (HSE): Adheres to the health, safety and environmental guidelines and directives to ensure safety of people and resources

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Set up and operate conventional or computer numerically controlled machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, spark erodes, grinders to cut, bore, grind, or otherwise shape parts to prescribed dimensions and finishes
  • Carry out daily machine safety checks on all tool room Machinery
  • Carry out Preventative Maintenance on all tool room Machinery
  • Read tooling drawings and produce detailed components within specified tolerances
  • Proactive in the design and manufacture of various jigs, downstream equipment to improve processing operations.
  • Supporting the Installation & development of new processes
  • Develop a tool care program for all departments

Future Prospects

Once qualified, you will become a maintenance technician.

Reality Check

You will be joining an amazing and growing company, which is at the forefront of technological advancements.

Skills Required

Communication skills


An individual contributor who performs tasks or activities with knowledge acquired on the job. Responsibilities may focus on manual labour or operating machinery in the production environment.

Qualities Required

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Able to work off own initiative
  • Team player
  • Hardworking
  • Enthusiastic
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines

Qualifications Required

5 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-5 (or equivalent) must include maths, English Language, and ideally a science.

Training Provided

Together with invaluable commercial and practical experience, you’ll gain several academic and vocational qualifications throughout your time with us and Make UK, which are fully paid for, including:  

 Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)  
Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence)  
Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

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