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Advanced Level Maintenance Engineer Apprentice

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Broadley Industrial Park Roborough Plymouth PL6 7EZ

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What will the apprentice be doing?

Do you have a strong aptitude for mechanical and electrical engineering?

Do you take a proactive approach to work and learning?

Do you have the ability to work effectively as part of a fast-moving team?

If you answered yes to the above, then this could be the apprenticeship for you!

The apprenticeship programme has been designed to provide candidates with comprehensive training in mechanical, electrical and control systems to ensure the reliability of a broad spectrum of plant and equipment in a Sheet Metal production facility.

Your day-to-day activities for this role would include:

  • Electrical installations.
  • Fault diagnosis and repair of hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical control systems.
  • Planned preventative maintenance.
  • Continuous improvement projects.

During the apprenticeship, you will also learn:

  • Lean manufacturing techniques., 6S, root cause analysis, 4D.
  • Maintenance engineering strategies, Reliability centred maintenance, Condition based monitoring.
  • Robot programming, electrical theory; basics of PLC programming; electric motors and control; hydraulic and        pneumatic valves and actuators; stripping, repair and refitting mechanical components.
  • Working on automated production lines, Robot welding plants, Laser cutting systems, Power Presses, paint plant, powder booths, CNC punch machines.


You will work towards the Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship, following the mechatronics pathway, run over a 4 year period with College attendance at City College Plymouth once day per week and the remaining time at Rittal.

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

You will also have training at the workplace with a supervisor on hand to guide you on your learning journey.

Qualities and skills:

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience.


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Essential.
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Essential.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Rittal-CSM Ltd hold the prestigious Investors in People Silver award and are committed to the training and development of all their staff. As such this is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to build a long-term career with a Global Company.

Many of our apprentices have gone on the gain Foundation Degree and Degree level qualifications and hold senior positions within the Rittal organisation.

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Things to consider

The interview process will include an informal interview and factory tour, a 2-day work experience trial and aptitude testing in maths and English followed by a formal final interview. The starting rate is £6.87 per hour with incremental rises on completion of the various apprenticeship training stages. Other benefits include, 25 day’s holidays + Bank Holidays, free parking, free staff uniform, subsidised staff restaurant and contributory pension scheme matched by the Company up to 5%.