Apprentice Maintenance Engineer – Kloeckner Metals UK (LS10 1SD)

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We are currently recruiting for an Apprentice Maintenance Engineer to join us in September 2022 to embark on a 4 year Apprenticeship Programme for 16-21 year olds. The Programme combines College release training/On-the-Job Training The rest of the time, you’ll be a key member of our team. Carrying out supervised services, maintenance and repairs, you’ll keep our equipment in great condition. Needless to say, as there are so many types of equipment, you’ll have to be adaptable, as well as have a keen interest in engineering and mechanics.


Joining a small Maintenance team, reporting into our Lead Maintenance Engineer, you’ll carry out supervised scheduled maintenance & breakdown repairs on complex machinery such as large CNC machines and equipment. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in the below areas:

  • Machine diagnostics including repair & scheduled maintenance of CNC, conventional machines & treatment Machinery
  • Overhead Crane Maintenance
  • Understanding of electrical, hydraulic & pneumatic systems
  • An understanding of manufacturing processes & procedures
  • Knowledge and understanding of facilities maintenance

About the Employer

At Kloeckner Metals UK we pride ourselves on being one of the leading metal stockholders and processing suppliers in the UK. We are renowned for supplying a diverse range of ferrous and non-ferrous products, sourced from reputable and accredited mill sources across Western Europe.

We operate in all major market sectors across the UK and are known for our unrivalled ability to meet clients’ requirements. Our extensive in-house processing portfolio in combination with our processing expertise enables us to deliver cost efficient metal solutions and high-quality steel products.

Things to Consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £4.81 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship.

Training to be Delivered

This apprenticeship will be delivered through a mixture of college and work based learning. Successful candidates will attend our Printworks Campus one day per week to learn the skills/ knowledge required to be successful within this role. They will also receive a visit once a month in their place of work from their assessor, where delivery will take place on a one to one basis.

Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technicians covers 7 roles:

  • Electrical Technicians
  • Mechanical Technicians
  • Control & Instrumentation Technicians
  • Wind Turbine Technicians Electrical System
  • Process Control Technicians
  • Electromechanical Technicians
  • Plant Operations Technicians

They will maintain the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in one or more of the following Industries that are part of or have activities that are part of the broader national infrastructure Engineering Sector. Employers must satisfy themselves that apprentices are ready for their end point assessment. Apprentices must demonstrate that they meet the following criteria:

  • Achieved a minimum Level 2 English and Maths.
  • Satisfactory completion of the formal training plan agreed with the apprentice by the employer.
  • Sufficient evidence in the form of a portfolio to allow the apprentice to consistently demonstrate knowledge, skills and behaviours as described in the standard.
  • Complete a minimum of 20% of their contracted hours allocated to off the job training. The end-point assessment is synoptic and takes place at the end of the apprentice’s learning and development (final three months). It will consist of a performance assessment in the workplace – logbook / portfolio of evidence. Knowledge/practical assessments and assignments.

These are carried out after the apprentice has met the required criteria to pass the Gateway process. The apprenticeship is graded a pass, distinction or fail based on performance in the end-point assessment.

Functional Skills qualifications (If required):

  • Functional Skill in English
  • Functional Skill in Maths

+ Employment Rights and Responsibilities

+ Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

This standard will meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) by an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution.

Vacancy Details

Vacancy Location


Apprenticeship Level

Level 3

Employer Name

Kloeckner Metals UK

Employer Address

Valley Farm Road
LS10 1SD

Expected Duration

42 months plus 3 months EPA

Working Week

Monday to Friday

Wage Amount

£4.81 Hourly

What You Need

Desired Qualifications

GCSEs (or equivalent) in English, Maths

Desired Skills

  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Excel and e-mail.

Personal Qualities

  • The desire to pursue a career in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • Have a positive can do attitude and a pro-active nature
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