Engineering Apprentice

26 Mar 2021
23 Apr 2021
Start Date
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Engineering Apprentice - Energy Recovery Facility (ERF), Avonmouth, Bristol
Salary: Starting at GBP11,311
Application deadline: 1st May 2021.

Viridor is one of the UK's leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies. We put waste into action, transforming it into high quality recyclables, raw materials and energy.

Our Energy Recovery Facilities are vital in supporting the UK's ambition to reduce waste in an efficient and effective manner, helping to reduce the impact of waste on climate change. After reducing, reusing and recycling as much as possible, our Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs) provide the infrastructure to efficiently recover energy from residual waste, meaning landfill becomes the last resort. You can learn more about our ERFs here .

We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to join us on an Engineering Apprenticeship, based at our Energy Recovery Facility in Avonmouth. We will work with and develop you to become a highly skilled maintenance technician or engineer who will help to maintain our state of the art electro/mechanical systems used in our ERFs. Your college course will be provided by Weston College in Weston-Super-Mare, which is approximately 30 minutes away from Avonmouth ERF by car.

What will you be doing?

Our Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme will take approximately four years to complete, whereby you'll also benefit from vocational training as well as study for a Technical Certificate at a local college provider. During this time, you'll become qualified to carry out planned preventative maintenance, general maintenance of equipment, modifying and testing, inspecting condition-based monitoring and identifying faults within our systems.

Becoming our Engineering Apprentice will require commitment to a comprehensive training programme, 'on the job' training and the completion of a portfolio of evidence to support an NVQ Diploma (or equivalent). Therefore, we are looking for someone who has a 'can-do' attitude, a flexible and proactive approach to tasks, alongside a keen willingness to learn and the drive to succeed.

Our ideal Engineering Apprentice will have:

You'll have, or expect to achieve, a minimum of five GCSE's (or equivalent qualifications) at grade C/Level 4 and above including English, Science and Maths. You'll also have a good standard of IT skills and/or Microsoft Office knowledge with a practical aptitude for engineering or technology.

Rewards and Benefits

At Viridor, we invest in our people to reward them for their hard work. That's why we have a host of company benefits available to you when you join, including an enhanced pension scheme where we match up to 7% of your earnings, depending on how much you put in. We also offer free eye tests and safety eyewear where needed, as well as a whole range of cinema and retail discounts across stores, hotels and holidays. To keep you fit and healthy, you'll have access to discounted gym memberships, a Cycle to Work scheme and our range of health plans with Simply Health. To protect your wellbeing, we also have a 24/7 employee helpline offering emotional support and advice.

To view the role profile which outlines the person specification and full list of responsibilities, please click here

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