Apprentice Fitter - Intermediate (Level 2)

Vibroplant Plc (Employer)

Myerscough College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £13,146.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, shifts TBC.
3 years (duration)
1 September 2021(start date)
Land-based service engineer (apprenticeship standard)
21 May 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Brandon Hire Station, part of the Vp Plc group of companies are looking to recruit Apprentice Fitters at a number of depot locations around the UK. These vacancies offer fantastic career progression for the right candidates.

Responsibilities

Whilst at the workplace, you will be required to:

  • Under the guidance of your line manager, carry out maintenance, service, repairs and modifications to company assets as directed, and in line with the standards set by the company
  • Under the guidance of your line manager work to keep the depot backlog at the figures set by the company, whilst not jeopardising quality
  • Assist your line manager with ensuring that spares are requested in order to facilitate the speedy repair of equipment
  • Replacement of worn/damaged stickers
  • Ensure that tools supplied by the company are returned and secure at the end of use
  • Ensure the workshop and yard are kept in a clean, tidy and safe condition
  • Complete all paperwork required, or update computer managed records accordingly.
  • Comply with HSE regulations
  • Employee should contact his/her line manager with any concerns regarding H & S
  • Ensure equipment is loaded correctly
  • Ensure equipment is not left in public areas
  • Ensure equipment is maintained to fall within H & S legislation standards
  • Monitoring of driving endorsements
  • Check drivers hours and tachographs

Future Prospects

  • When you have completed your apprenticeship and have gained experience as a Fitter, there are various career opportunities available to you

Reality Check

The Brandon Hire Station branch is located at:

Tresawls Road, Highertown, Truro TR1 3PY

Please ensure you have adequate and sustainable transport to travel to the branch

Skills Required

  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work well within a team
  • Any relevant work experience
  • A genuine interest in plant maintenance

Qualities Required

  • An apprenticeship is a big commitment, you’ll need to work hard and show you’re serious about developing a career with us
  • You need to be enthusiastic, hardworking and punctual and want to be part of a successful business

Qualifications Required

  •  A minimum of Grade 4/C in both GCSE maths and English Language

Training Provided

You will complete the Land-based Service Engineer - Construction Pathway Apprenticeship using a work based delivery model with attendance at Myerscough College - block release.

The apprentices will gain qualifications / certification in:

  • Level 2 Workbased Diploma in Plant Maintenance (Construction)
  • Functional Skills at Level 1 or 2 if required
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

The course is delivered with classroom and practical training in:

  • Single and Multi Cylinder Engines
  • Transmission Systems
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Powered and Non Powered Braking Systems
  • Compression and Air Tools
  • Steering and Suspension Systems
  • Tracks/Wheels/Tyres
  • Functional and operational testing
  • Testing and diagnostic procedures
  • Welding and fabrication

Your Apprenticeship will last 3 years and will look like the following:

  • In Year 1 you will undertake basic tasks such as inspecting plant machinery with your line manager guiding you through this. You will attend a Myerscough College in the north-west of England on block release for a total of 16 weeks staying away from home. Don’t worry about the costs of your travel and accommodation as this will be taken care of for you
  • In Year 2 you will build upon what you learnt in Year 1. You will diagnose faults and repair and service plant machinery. During Year 2 you will attend college for 10 weeks, requiring you to stay away from home
  • Year 3 will see you have more responsibility where you will advise on repairs to plant machinery returned by customers. You will be able to diagnose complex faults with plant machinery. During Year 3 you will attend college for 10 weeks, requiring you to stay away from home
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