Exxonmobil Group

Advanced Maintenance Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Exxonmobil Group (Employer)

Seta (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £308.54
36.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 16:00 for the first year.
42 months (duration)
6 September 2021(start date)
10 positions available
14 February 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

An exciting opportunity to work within a fast-paced and varied engineering environment, maintaining the plant and equipment on one of Europe’s largest and most complex oil refineries. You will work towards a Level 3 Science Industry Maintenance Technician apprenticeship standard.


Opportunities exist to undertake Apprenticeships in three trades: machinery, electrical maintenance and instrument.

Machinery Apprentices will work in our workshops and out on the site, installing pumps, compressors, turbines and machine components. With the foundations of your training in traditional engineering, you will also use cutting-edge technology to embrace new ways of working.

For Electricals, power is the key to everything at Fawley. Without it, we couldn’t do what we do, and as we use as much electricity as the whole of Southampton, we have our own power plant.

  • You will develop skills that range from working with low voltage alarm systems right up to 11,000-volt motors
  • You’ll gain knowledge of substations, plant areas, switch gears and all the ins and outs of alarm and lighting circuits
  • All in all, you’ll gain fundamental skills for life in an area that’s fundamental to our business

Instrument Apprentices will look after some highly complex pieces of kit. At Fawley, we use the latest, automated instruments to keep the oil at the right temperature, the optimum pressure and the correct flow. They are masterpieces of engineering and the technology behind them is always moving forwards, which means everything keeps getting safer and safer. Every day there’ll be new problems to solve, and you’ll need to grab every opportunity you can to learn what’s what. But the payback will be worth it because you’ll be left with skills that will open the doors any large-scale production facility, anywhere in the world.

Future Prospects

Potential for permanent employment with ExxonMobil. Whichever area of engineering you choose for your apprenticeship, you’ll gain skills you can use for your entire career – and all over the world.

Reality Check

If you like working outside and getting your hands dirty but want to continue with your education, then this could be the career for you.

Please note whilst this advert does state a “weekly wage”, you will be paid on a monthly basis; the starting salary is £16,044 per annum.

Driving licence desired but not essential.

Skills Required

  • You will ideally have some engineering experience, interest or qualification
  • Good communication skills

Qualities Required

  • Self-motivation, to ensure college deadlines are met
  • Be enthusiastic and determined to succeed and self-motivated to ensure college deadlines are met
  • An inquiring mind

Qualifications Required

5 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 achieved/predicted (or equivalent), including maths, English Language and a science.

New grading structure should be minimum of Grade 4 (or above).  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to SETA to sit some aptitude tests.

Training Provided

Level 3 Science industry maintenance technician apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Year 1 will be full time at SETA (the Southampton Engineering Training Association) completing practical training in the first year, plus study towards a technical Certificate. Years 2 and 3 based at the Fawley Refinery working towards an Apprenticeship standard. As part of the training you will undertake a BTEC in Engineering (if you have achieved a BTEC you will be undertaking an HNC).

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