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Maintenance Engineer UPS and Generators Apprentice

Job description

Powertecnique Ltd are offering a fantastic and unique opportunity for an apprentice to join their national team of maintenance engineers and start their career in the sector.

Are you passionate about a career in engineering? Are you willing to learn and determined to succeed? If the answer is "yes" then undertaking an apprenticeship with Powertecnique Ltd could be the first step in a great career for you.

The Engineering apprenticeship programme provides you with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications through extensive practical on-the-job training, as well as in college study, while in full-time employment.

As part of this unique and varied role, the successful candidate will:

  • Travel U.K wide and possible international trips
  • Become competent installing and maintaining Uninterruptable Power Sources
  • (UPS) and Generators.
  • Learn how to support installation and commissioning activities
  • After training you will be inspecting installed units
  • Learn how to complete servicing and planned preventative maintenance
  • Become competent diagnosing faults and conducting repairs in line with
  • company guidelines
  • Once competent you will be attending breakdowns identifying root causes of
  • problems
  • Complete reports identifying all work undertaken
  • Work safely at all times

The post holder will also be required to carry out other duties in line with the role, as required.

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 26/09/2019

Possible start date: 07/10/2019

Skills required

  • A basic knowledge of electrical and electronics will be advantageous
  • Good basic practical skills and an interest in maintenance is required
  • You will also need good communication skills,
  • A logical approach to problem solving
  • Ambitious with a strong team working ethos

Qualifications required

A minimum of 5 GCSE Grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent including the following is desirable maths and English

In additional, candidates should be able to show an interest in practical engineering demonstrated through either practical learning activity or personal hobbies and activities.

  • A demonstrative interest in Science would be an advantage

Candidate requirements

Pay may be increased periodically through the achievement of targets and incentive schemes.

The applicants must show a commitment to learn and to attend college on a day release basis.

The candidate will be required to travel throughout the UK once qualified within the role if they progress to an advanced level apprenticeship or permanent role. Therefore the expectation is that the candidate will be working to, or willing to work to achieving their full driving licence during this apprenticeship.

Training provided

The initial Level 2 apprenticeship programme will be over an initial 1 Year period.

Training to be provided will include: Day release at Nottingham College, Highfields Centre

The Framework: Performing Engineering Operations: level 2 will include the following units:

EAL NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 (Mandatory Units):

  • QPEO2/001 Working safely in an engineering environment
  • QPEO2/002 Carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively
  • QPEO2/003 Using and communicating technical information

EAL Level 2 Award in Industrial Environment Awareness (Technical Certificate):

  • A qualification designed to complement the NVQ2 and to meet the needs of young and adult learners and employers across the whole manufacturing industry
  • Completed via a self-study booklet with the guidance of a Training Officer
  • Knowledge assessed by online test


  • QPEO2/035 Assembling, Wiring and Testing Electrical Panels/Components Mounted in enclosures
  • QPEO2/036 Assembling and Testing Electronic Circuits
  • QPEO2/038 Maintaining Electronic Equipment/Systems

Future progression

Our apprenticeship programme is designed to enable us to recruit to a career path and to a specific end role. Details of career paths and options will be shared with each apprentice by the company mentor. For applicants with the right attitude the opportunities are real.

Potential opportunities for additional training could include progression to HNC and HND level through apprenticeships. Further training opportunities outside the apprenticeships could include degree level courses.

Additional questions for candidates

During the application process you will be asked the following additional question(s) below. To prepare yourself, have a think about how you might answer them.

First question
Do you have a driving licence?

Second question
Do you have access to your own vehicle?

Employer information

Powertecnique are specialist builders and installers of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) & diesel generator systems for critical power applications and harsh environments.

Address details:

28 Long Row

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Reference number VAC001577959
Working week 09.00 - 17:30 Monday - Thursday
09.00 - 17:00 Friday (incl. 1 hour lunch)
(37 hours per week)
Expected duration 12 months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Salary £211.50 (Weekly)

Wages explained

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).