Cooper Vision

Maintenance Engineer Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Cooper Vision (Employer)

Peta Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £12,677.00
40.0 hours per week Mon-Fri between 8.30am - 4.30pm
45 months (duration)
28 February 2022(start date)
10 February 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

You will learn how to remove components assess their condition then replace/repair them, returning plant and equipment to an operational condition. You will also learn how to diagnose and determine the cause of faults in plant and equipment. Maintenance engineers also position, assemble, install and dismantle plant equipment.


PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Engineering Maintenance Engineer Apprentice for our client, Coopervision. As a maintenance engineer you will be interested in taking things apart to find out how they work. This role will involve carrying out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance on plant /equipment.

As a maintenance engineer apprentice, you will learn how to work safely at all times. This role is focused on supporting the manufacturing processes on site, minimising down time and ensuring efficient set up changeovers.

  • You will learn how to undertake daily rounds and record status information on complex plant equipment
  • This will include inspecting plant and equipment including Air Compressors, De-Ionized Water Systems, Autoclaves, Air Handling and A/C Systems, Fire Pumps and Sprinkler Systems and Steam Systems
  • Learn how to carry out emergency repairs on facilities support services and building infrastructure
  • As a maintenance engineer apprentice you will become competent reading and interpreting information, technical specifications and supporting documentation,
  • You will learn how to assess and test the performance and condition of plant and equipment
  •  As a maintenance engineer apprentice you will become competent locating and rectify faults on plant and equipment
  • You will learn how to carry out emergency repairs on facilities support services and building infrastructure.
  • This job will mean preparing work areas and reinstating those areas after the completion of the work-related activities
  • Upon completion of work you will communicate, handover and confirm that the appropriate process has been completed
  • As a maintenance engineer apprentice you you will develop communication skills enabling you to provide information to internal and external stakeholders

Future Prospects

  • Progression opportunities on completion of the apprenticeship

Reality Check


  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (3 days to be taken at Christmas)
  • Free parking on site
  • Onsite restroom with kitchen facilities
  • Health Shield
  • Contact Lens Scheme
  • Gym Membership
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Eye Test voucher

Skills Required

  • Good attention to detail and take pride in completing work to a high quality level
  • You will have good hand to eye co-ordination
  • It is likely that travel between CooperVision sites will be needed and as such a full driving license and own transportation is desirable
  • You will have a good level of dexterity and hand skills
  • You will possess excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate with peers and management

Qualities Required

  • Demonstrate a real interest in maintaining mechanical and electrical items is desirable
  • Your positive attitude and a willingness to learn will be key assets
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated. 
  • Your methodical and logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a positive contribution to all aspects of the job
  • You need to be able to learn through instruction and experience

Qualifications Required

  • 5 GCSE's (or equivalents) at grade C/4 or above in Maths and English are essential

Training Provided

As a maintenance engineer apprentice this programme forms part of CooperVision’s succession planning for the future. They will support your personal and professional development. You will be trained, supported and monitored throughout the process

Throughout the duration of the apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training center for off-the-job training.  This will start as 12 months of day release when you will complete your foundation skills training.

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Maintaining mechanical equipment/systems
  • Maintaining electrical equipment/systems

You will then pass through the foundation Gateway to complete your skills development training in years 2 - 4 with your employer. Your Level 3 development programme will include:

Level 3 Advanced Engineering (Development Competence) delivered in the workplace by your PETA Job Coach, and day release for 24 months to complete a Level 3 Btec technical certificate.

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