Building Services Engineering Apprentice - CARMARTHENSHIRE

Hywel Dda University H
Glangwili General & Prince Philip Hospital, Carmarthen & Llanelli
Competitive salary
20 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021
Role Type
Start Date
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Building Services Engineering Apprentice - CARMARTHENSHIRE

  • Do you want to help improve facilities and equipment within the Health Board?
  • Are you ready for a challenge?
  • Would you love to be in a job where you are hands on and making a difference?
  • Would you like to learn and earn?
  • If you have answered yes to all these questions, then this could be the role for you!

The Estates Team support all areas of the Health Board. Estates services staff look after NHS buildings and the grounds around them, so they are a safe and pleasant environment for our staff and patients. The Building Services Engineering Apprentice Programme is an exciting opportunity that will enable you to train to become a valued member of the Estates Team through work-based learning.

We are looking for a Mechanical Engineering Apprentice and an Electrical Engineering Apprentice, at both Prince Philip and Glangwilli Hospitals.

You will begin by completing an Apprenticeship in Electrical or Mechanical Maintenance (level 3), and then progress on to a HNC in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (level 4) before taking on the role of a Building Services Engineer.

How is the Building Services Engineering Apprentice Programme different to any other apprenticeship programme?

The Building Services Engineer Apprenticeship Programme combines two learning programmes into one, which shows that we are committed to providing a direct pathway to becoming a Building Services Engineer. It allows you to gain a broad range of experiences working within the Health Board. You will be learning whilst you are earning the whole time.

When you have qualified, you will be expected to remain employed with the Health Board for a minimum of two years.

What does the Building Services Engineering Apprenticeship Programme involve?
  • A comprehensive induction which will prepare you for your placements within the Health Board.
  • You will be supported by a workplace mentor.
  • You will have the equivalent of a day a week 'off-the-job training' to develop your learning in the first two years.
  • You will have a mentor from the college.
  • You will attend workshops where you will have the opportunity to discuss and share ideas.
  • You will work towards vocational qualifications, building the levels as you grow in confidence and experience.

What qualifications will I achieve?
  • Level 3 Apprenticeship
    • Level 3 in Electrical or Mechanical Maintenance
    • Application of Number Essential Skill Level 2
    • Communication Essential Skill Level 2
    • Digital Literacy Essential Skill Level 2
  • Level 4 HNC in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

What will I earn?

These roles are subject to Annex 21. What you will earn will increase as you progress through your Apprenticeship.
  • Sept 2021 - Sept 2023: £14,799 per annum, increasing to £15,865 after 6 months.
  • Sept 2023 - July 2025: £16,909 per annum, increasing to £18,117.75 after 6 months.
  • July 2025: Band 4 £24,157

What are the entry requirements?
  • You will have a Level 2 Engineering qualification or equivalent.
  • You must be motivated and have a passion for engineering.
  • You must be aged 16+ in September 2021.
  • You must have lived in the UK/EEA for the last three years.
  • You must have a willingness to work hard.
  • Good standard of literacy and numeracy.
  • You must not hold an Engineering Level 3 qualification or higher.
  • You must not be in any formal government-funded education at the time of starting the Building Services Engineering Apprentice Programme.

If interested, please complete the attached application form before the closing date. In the section 'Supporting Information' we would like to you to tell us why you think you should be selected for this opportunity in no more than 100 words per question.
  • Which hospital would you prefer - Glangwili or Prince Philip?
  • Which vacancy would you prefer - Mechanical or Electrical?
  • What do you think makes a good Engineer?
  • Why do you think you would make a good learner?
  • Why would you like to be an Engineering Apprentice with the Health Board?
  • How would you / your family / friends feel if you were successful?

Once the closing date has passed, those who are successfully shortlisted will be invited to attend an assessment day. This will be a fun day and give you the chance to meet us as well as get to know more information about the programme.

The details are:
  • Carmarthen - 2nd August 2021

Everyone who attends the assessment morning will be notified by the Estates Team if they have been successful or unsuccessful. If you are successful, you will start your employment as a Building Services Engineering Apprentice with Hywel Dda University Health Board in September 2021.

Please see the information attached to the vacancy relating to documentation required for Pre-Employment Checks. Please be aware that failure to present the requirement documentation in a timely manner following your conditional offer of employment is likely to result in you not being employed. Therefore, please start collating your documentation asap to avoid delay/disappointment.

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