What will the apprentice be doing?
During the first two years of the apprenticeship you will develop skills in maintenance, repair and troubleshooting. The final two years will allow you to develop advanced diagnostic skills and repair techniques to include but not limited to:
Undertake, overhaul, repair or refurbishment work on the machines;
Carry out standard diagnostic tests on machine components;
Carry out planned maintenance and general repairs;
Complete commercial assessments and field inspections;
Check and record all parts and materials required for machine preparation work.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
We offer a 4 year Apprenticeship working towards a Land Based Service Engineer Technician Level 3 qualification where you will be supported to work alongside our Engineers to carry out planned and unplanned maintenance, inspections, diagnostics and rebuilds of heavy plant equipment. The successful candidate(s) will carry out a broad range of duties relating to the proper maintenance of equipment and be trained by Finning's in-house specialised Apprenticeship Training Team in our academy. Finning are the employer provider so all training is done on site.
You can find more information on the Land Based Service Engineer Technician apprenticeship by visiting this webpage:-
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
At the end of our Apprenticeship you will be a Level 3 Caterpillar qualified engineer. You can then expect to be offered further training and development with Finning.
You can find out more about our apprenticeship scheme and about what our current apprentices say by visiting this page:-
Reality CheckThe standard will meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) by an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English, Maths & Science (Grade 4 minimum) Essential