Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship

Overview Details Apply


Number of vacancies:

Company name:
The Oil and Pipelines Agency

Company location:
OFD Thanckes, Pengelly Lane, Torpoint, PL11 2PG

Salary per week:
£11,000 Annually



The Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship Program is designed to develop your expertise across a breadth of operational and technical areas of the business.  Your plant based training program is supported by the Nationally recognised apprentice framework structure. We support the apprentice framework / standard with all the relevant technical certificates to enable the apprentices to develop their skills in all aspects of mechanical engineering. You will not only gain valuable skills and knowledge around Engineering but you will also learn all aspects about working within a COMAH Bulk Liquid Operations Site. In the area of Process Safety you will gain valuable insights into all aspects Process Safety study techniques, COMAH requirements, Human Factors and Functional Safety. We provide a positive environment together with a strong safety and team working culture.

Listed below is an indication of some of the tasks that the successful candidate will be involved in:

  • Routine maintenance of fuel storage equipment.
  • Fault Finding and repair for OFD Thanckes, including plant and equipment.
  • Fixing faults or arranging for replacements to be installed.
  • Overhauling and replacing parts according to schedule.
  • Fit and assembly of mechanical components making use of appropriate machinery / hand tools.
  • Be responsible for the filling out of Job sheets, planned maintenance cards.
  • Carry out PPM and extra work requirements in adherence to set engineering standards in accordance with HASAWA requirements.

Qualities and skills:

Reliable, Trustworthy, Hardworking, Good communicator, Good problem solving skills, good team-worker.

We are looking for a hardworking, reliable, trustworthy individual who is keen to learn and develop themselves within the Engineering and the Bulk Liquid Storage Industry.

Minimum qualifications of A to C in Maths, English and Science


This vacancy is for an Apprentice Mechanical Technician at our Thanckes Depot, but we offer opportunities for individuals to develop their careers across other aspects of the OPA business (Project Engineer, Mechanical Engineer etc).

Our Engineering Apprentice Program will ensure a well-rounded exposure to all of these areas of engineering.

We will provide you with the opportunity to make a genuine impact in a company with a pioneering spirit.

Other info:

IMPORTANT! Please ensure that you check your e-mails as you’ll receive an application form from City College. Please complete the form and return it to us as soon as possible as we won’t be able to put you forward for the job vacancy until we’ve received it. If you need any help completing the form please call us on 01752 305300.

As a part of the application process, you may be required to undertake an assessment with City College so we can determine your suitability for the Apprenticeship.