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Apprentice Construction Machinery Mechanic

Welsh Government
Sunbelt Rentals Accommodation Division Trews Field Industrial Estate, Tondu Road CF31 4LH
£14,000 per year
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Construction & Property
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
Start Date
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Job Details

About the apprenticeship


• Service and repair a fleet of plant machinery to meet company and manufacturer standards
• Inspect and function test a wide range of equipment
• Assess machines to ensure they meet the correct operational and safety guidelines
• Diagnose and rectify machinery faults
• Order replacement parts and fit them correctly
• Maintain accurate and comprehensive service and maintenance records
• Develop in-depth product knowledge
• Build excellent working relationships with customers and understand their business needs and requirements
• Become an ambassador for our “Customer First” culture, resolving any issues quickly and keeping your colleagues and customers informed, so they feel truly valued
• Expand your team working skills with your colleagues and the wider Sunbelt Rentals team
• Manage multiple tasks and deadlines as part of a varied workday in a fast-paced operational environment

Additional information

You will attend residential placements at a training centre and may be required to travel outside of your normal working hours. All accommodation, travel and subsistence arrangements and costs will be provided by the company.
Salary range for this role is £14,000 to £17,000 depending on age



• Enthusiasm
• Motivation to learn new skills
• Responsible behaviour
• Ability to work in a team
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Attention to detail
• Ability to follow instructions
• Initiative
• An eagerness to understand our product range and the wider Sunbelt Rentals business
• The ability to engage and build relationships with both internal and external customers
• A flexible and adaptable approach
• GCSE or equivalent Grade 3 or above in Maths and English


GCSE or equivalent Grade 3 or above in Maths and English


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Myerscough College

Land-Based Service Engineer (Construction Plant pathway)

About the employer

Sunbelt Rentals Accommodation Division
Trews Field Industrial Estate, Tondu Road

CF31 4LH

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

• Complete the application • You will be asked some additional screening questions which will need to be completed before progressing to the next stage of the process • Your application will be reviewed by our Recruitment Team and you may be contacted for a brief telephone interview • If successful your application will be passed to the hiring manager at Sunbelt Rentals, who will arrange an interview with you


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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