Clarke Energy Ltd

Engineering Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Clarke Energy Ltd (Employer)

South Thames Colleges Group (Training Provider)

Annual wage £14,185.60
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday - 8am - 5pm
4 years (duration)
5 September 2022(start date)
Engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
6 June 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

As a Field Service apprentice, the opportunities will be endless, gaining the skills that lead to an engineering career, studying for a recognised qualification and getting paid for doing it!


This Advanced Apprenticeship is the perfect way to kick-start a rewarding career with Clarke Energy. This is a structured, four-year scheme that is nationally recognised and includes completing an Advanced Apprenticeship. From the first day, you’ll be doing hands-on work and gaining invaluable experience on placements around the business and developing your knowledge further through industry specific training.

Your role will involve; 

  • Following the direction of the Area Manager/ Field Service Engineer in order to learn about the operation and maintenance of gas fuelled engine and generator sets.
  • Undertake, as directed and under supervision, when necessary, the day-to-day servicing, fault finding stripping down and rebuilding of engines and ancillary equipment
  • Under the supervision and direction of a Field Service Engineer respond to callouts for mechanical and electrical breakdowns as required
  • Assist the Area Manager and Field Service Engineers to promote the professionalism of Clarke Energy by dealing with customers in a polite and friendly manner and by maintaining a high level of site house- keeping and personal presentation
  • Undertake all other tasks and activities necessary to develop the on-the-jobs skills required of a Field Service Engineer within Clarke Energy
  • Attend College and complete all work in accordance with the course timetable and as necessary to successfully complete the apprenticeship within the 4-year timescale
  • Observe and follow Health, Safety, and Environmental standards and regulations at all times

All suitable applicants will be invited to an assessment day in May. The assessment day is run by the employer Clarke Energy at Kingston College. 

Future Prospects

To be a fully qualified Field Service Engineer.

Reality Check

Due to being field based you will need to have obtained your full UK licence within the first year of the apprenticeship. All suitable applicants will be invited to an assessment day in May. The assessment day is run by the employer Clarke Energy at Kingston College.

Skills Required

  • IT skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Qualities Required

  • Flexible and adaptable – does whatever needs to be done
  • Work well in a team
  • Are friendly, polite and professional when dealing with customers and colleagues
  • Able to organises own time and tasks
  • Trustworthy
  • Reliable
  • Hard working
  • Keen to learn
  • Committed to attending college and completing work on time

Qualifications Required

A minimum of five GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4, to include maths, English and science, or equivalent.

A full UK driving licence is required before the first 9 months of your apprenticeship is completed (see 'things to consider').

Training Provided

The first year will be full time at Kingston College learning the necessary skills to be able to work in the field with an experienced Field Engineer.

Alongside your 4 year apprenticeship you will also receive in-house training to become a Field Service Engineer.

Your college training will include:

Engineering Technicians in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex work and must, as a minimum be able to:

  • Apply safe systems of working
  • Make a technical contribution to either the design, development, quality assurance, manufacture, installation, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, systems, processes, or services
  • Apply proven techniques and procedures to solve engineering/manufacturing problems
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in communicating both technical and non-technical information
  • Have a commitment to continued professional development

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering 
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