Canal & River Trust

Mechanical & Electrical Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Canal & River Trust (Employer)

Macclesfield College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £17,205.00
37.0 hours per week As an Apprentice you would work 37 hours per week. The hours that you are required to work each week will vary according to business needs but will be between Monday and Friday (8am-5pm).
4 years (duration)
1 September 2021(start date)
26 April 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

As our mechanical and electrical apprentice, you’ll work on projects with large diesel engines, electrical systems, hydraulics and pneumatics. With thousands of bridges, locks, pump stations, sluice sites, workshops, generating sets, & construction sites across our 2,000-mile network, there’s plenty to keep you busy!


What will the apprentice be doing?

You will develop knowledge and understanding of Mechanical & Electrical systems and processes., helping the team carry out reactive repairs, planned maintenance and projects.

The role will give a great opportunity for the apprentice to work in an outside environment.

Assist the M&E team to ensure all equipment is appropriate for the task.
Support mechanical and electrical asset inspections. 
Undertake key duties associated with the mechanical and electrical maintenance of the waterway.

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

You will complete your apprenticeship with both on and off-the-job training, with regular attendance (I day per week) at college to complete the Apprenticeship Standard in Maintenance and Operations engineering technician. All college costs are paid for by the Trust.  

Whilst on-the-job, you will work with supportive work buddies to develop knowledge and understanding of systems and processes. Assisting the team to carry out reactive repairs, planned maintenance, general works and projects.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are fully committed to support all of our apprentices during their training. We truly value their contribution to the Trust, and plan our recruitment to match progression opportunities.

Once the apprenticeship is completed and your work on site is to a satisfactory level, we aim to offer ongoing development opportunities with us.

Reality Check

Apprenticeship vacancies will be open until 26th April 2021. Don’t delay, get your application submitted today for a wonderful and rare opportunity. Interviews will take place in June 2021.

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Physical fitness

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade Grade A-C or Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade A-C or Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade Grade A-C or Grade 9-4) Essential
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