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Level 3 Engineering Apprentice

Bernard Rd, Sheffield S4 7YX
Starting at £9.18ph before April - rising to £10.18ph after April
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Salary: Starting at £9.18ph before April - £10.18ph after April plus Veolia benefits

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday 

Location: Bernard Rd, Sheffield S4 7YX.

Closing Date: Monday 30th of January 2023

Candidate shortlisting will take place w/c 30th Jan - 6th Feb and assessment days will take place between w/c 13th & 20th Feb 2022.


When you see the world as we do, you see the chance to help the world take better care of its resources and help it become a better place for everyone. It’s why we’re looking for someone who’s just as committed as we are, and wants to take their career in a direction where they can push for genuine change, to take up an exciting Level 3 Maintenance Engineer Apprentice role based at our site in Sheffield.

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to start a career where you’re making a difference everyone can see, or just do a good day’s work. We know that everyone here at Veolia can help us work alongside our communities, look after the environment in small and big ways, and contribute towards our inclusive culture.


Apprenticeship programme

During this 42-month programme, we will help you to develop your practical skills and knowledge required for you to succeed in this role as well as your future career. Throughout this programme, you will continue to develop your behaviours such as team working, problem-solving and customer focus. Veolia as a business is not only interested in what you accomplish, but the manner you do it.

The apprenticeship programme will consist of 3-years of academic, practical and on-site learning followed by a further 1-year on-site training, you will achieve a broad range of technical and professional experience, such as a Level 3 Diploma, Level 3 Competency & Knowledge Skills Certificate, as well as H&S (IOSH) Awareness Training. Training will consist of a combination of block release at the AMRC - Sheffield,  attendance at college, and also on the job training at Veolia Sheffield ERF.


What will you be doing?

The role of an ERF Apprentice at Veolia is a varied and challenging role, you will be exposed to all aspects of the process from plant operating techniques to preventative maintenance and emergency breakdown repairs. Continuous advancements in technology mean you will be involved in various plant efficiency improvements which will require you to develop new skills and integrate new equipment on-site. State-of-the-art technologies and challenging targets ensures no two days are the same for an Engineer in our ERFs.


What are we looking for?

  • 5 GCSE grade A*- C or grades 4 - 9 (or equivalent) including Maths, English and Science / Predicted grades.
  • A full UK driving licence is desirable but not essential
  • A keen interest in Engineering and awareness of Health and Safety
  • Flexibility is key to the role as the ERF runs 24/7 so an element of shift work will be required in order to gain exposure to all the roles on the plant.
  • Secondments to other ERFs will be a necessity to broaden the experience so the ability to travel will be required.



As a part of your online application, you will need to complete gamified assessment challenges before we can consider your application for this position. We promise it's not one of those boring assessments!

If you are successful at the application stage, we’ll invite you to attend a virtual assessment day.

We want to ensure that you feel supported throughout the application process and provide reasonable adjustments where necessary and requested. If you require any reasonable adjustments as part of your application and interview process please do not hesitate to let us know.


Our promise to you

We know that a genuinely good role goes both ways. So alongside your salary or hourly pay, you’ll get 25 days of holiday plus an extensive benefits package, which includes our market-leading pension and share scheme, and a range of employee discounts. Also to help you further, we provide mental health and financial support, so you can lean on us whenever you need to.

Apply today, so we can make a difference for generations to come.

Please note that if a high number of quality applications are received, this vacancy may close early. To avoid disappointment, please apply with plenty of time before the stated advert closing date.

Here at Veolia, we’re proud to be known as an equal opportunities employer. We know how important it is to be fully committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive place to work for every one of our colleagues. So no matter their age, gender, gender expression, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexuality or veteran status, every applicant who meets the minimum requirements will be considered fully.



Our range of Apprenticeships could be what you’re looking for. From engineering and IT to business administration and finance, with us, you can take that huge first step.

This is a historic moment. Never before has humanity’s future been so closely linked to environmental concerns. Our climate is changing. Natural resources are running out and biodiversity is collapsing.

The climate crisis means we must find radical and meaningful solutions to solve it, and Veolia is leading the drive. Our apprenticeship scheme puts you at the forefront of ecological transformation. Join us for the opportunity to make an impact that will be felt for generations to come.

We want all our apprentices to be able to contribute towards our purpose of protecting the planet’s natural resources while supporting the communities we work in. We understand that university and college aren't for everyone. So, by combining practical on-the-job training and off-the-job learning, our apprenticeships are a great alternative to traditional learning.

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