Sunbelt Rentals

Apprentice Construction Machinery Mechanic - Intermediate (Level 2)

Sunbelt Rentals (Employer)

Myerscough College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £14,000.00
40.0 hours per week 40 hours per week, in agreement with manager but Monday-Friday between the hours of 07:00am to 17:00pm e.g., 08:00am to 16:30pm.
27 months (duration)
1 September 2022(start date)
Land-based service engineer (apprenticeship standard)
27 June 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Are you a friendly and outgoing person who is looking for a career with a company that really values your contribution and can offer you award-winning training opportunities? Read on as we may have just the apprenticeship you are looking for!


What will the apprentice be doing?

Our apprentices are the future of our business. On our 27-month apprenticeship programme you will learn the skills to become a successful Construction Machinery Mechanic with a fantastic range of future career options ahead of you.  With the current levels of advancement in technology, there could not be a more exciting time to join us and following successful completion of your apprenticeship you will be offered a permanent role, with one of the best rental equipment providers in the industry.

On a daily basis you’ll work within one of our service centres where you will learn to:

  • Service and repair a fleet of plant machinery to meet company and manufacturer standards.
  • Inspect and function test a wide range of equipment.
  • Assess machines to ensure they meet the correct operational and safety guidelines.
  • Diagnose and rectify machinery faults.
  • Order replacement parts and fit them correctly.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive service and maintenance records.
  • Develop in-depth product knowledge.
  • Build excellent working relationships with customers and understand their business needs and requirements.
  • Become an ambassador for our “Customer First” culture, resolving any issues quickly and keeping your colleagues and customers informed, so they feel truly valued.
  • Expand your team working skills with your colleagues and the wider Sunbelt Rentals team.
  • Manage multiple tasks and deadlines as part of a varied workday in a fast-paced operational environment.

We’ll provide you with a comprehensive company induction, role-specific training, and apprenticeship support. You will become a part of a larger apprentice cohort where you will be able to form lifelong relationships and engage in a wider support network.

We’ll also support your personal growth and development in line with your Sunbelt Rentals career aspirations.  You will attend both in-house and manufacturer courses to expand your product knowledge and skills.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will be completing a level 2 Land-Based Service Engineer (Construction Plant pathway) apprenticeship standard.  This will be delivered using a combination of:

  • Workplace experience to gain practical skills.
  • Guidance and training from an experienced workplace mentor.
  • Industry recognised training leading to an apprenticeship qualification. You will attend residential placements at a training centre and may be required to travel outside of your normal working hours.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Following successful completion of your apprenticeship you will be offered a permanent role, with one of the best rental equipment providers in the industry. The size and scope of Sunbelt Rentals affords a wealth of opportunity for future progression. We are increasingly investing in developing the skills of our apprentices, with additional wide-ranging training opportunities built into the programme, and the development of possible higher-level qualifications and career pathways post-graduation.

Reality Check

What can we offer you in return? You’ll be joining a highly successful FTSE100 company, the UK’s largest equipment rental provider. We provide an Industry leading flexible rewards package including generous holiday allowance (with the opportunity to buy and sell annual leave), life assurance, retail discount scheme, employee recognition awards and a great Company pension scheme.

Skills Required

Attention to detail, Initiative, Enthusiasm, Motivation to learn new skills, Responsible behaviour, Ability to work in a team, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Ability to follow instructions, Eagerness to learn, The ability to engage, Ability to build relationships, flexible & adaptable approach

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent 2 other subjects (Grade 3-9/D-A*) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3-9/D-A*) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3-9/D-A*) Essential
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