Apprentice Engineer – North East

Basic Overview
Salary: £4.81/hour
Job Type: Full Time / Apprenticeship
Minimum Salary: 4.81
Maximum Salary: 4.81
Job Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join one of the fastest growing Powered Access companies in the UK and start on the path to a successful and rewarding engineering career.

Read on to find out how you can join us as an Apprentice Engineer and take the next steps towards your new career.

Salary is based on the National Apprenticeship rate of £4.81 per hour plus benefits (for the first 12-months, after which the rate is dependent on age).

We will provide the successful applicant with a structured programme of training, both within our workshops and externally through a college, leading to valuable NVQ qualifications. Applicants will be required to sit a short Maths and English entrance test to qualify for college.

About the role:

3-year apprenticeship
Work towards NVQ Level 3 in Plant Maintenance
Valuable practical experience in an industry where qualified engineers are in demand
Work with Mechanical and Electro / Hydraulic systems
Servicing and maintaining an expanding hire fleet of modern truck-mounted powered access machineryWe would welcome applications for this Apprentice Engineer role from candidates with a Grade 4 Maths and English GCSE, and an interest in engineering.


We offer an excellent benefits package:

25 days holidays per year plus statutory holidays
Inclusion in a profit share scheme
An auto-enrolment pension scheme with employer contributions (from aged 22, but voluntary enrolment can be made before this age. Opt-out available)
Death-in-Service benefit of 2 x salary
Healthcare Cash Plan
AFI Rewards (Shopping Discounts)
£100 Christmas bonusIn addition, we have invested in an excellent induction programme, and staff training (we currently hold an Investors in People award).

Essential Skills

To qualify for this Apprentice Engineer role, you will need:

to have Maths and English GCSE's grade 4 or above
to have a clear interest and aptitude for practical engineering
to demonstrate enthusiasm for the role
to work well under pressure and take instruction well

About Company

AFI Group is a leading provider of access solutions, from the hire and purchase of access equipment, to accredited training and service / maintenance of machines. With a current network of 21 hire locations across the UK, AFI has a strong emphasis on Health and Safety and is proud to hold various accreditations (ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO45001, 5* Achilles BuildingConfidence, Gold RoSPA award – to name a few).

Please note that we operate a 2-stage interview process and online testing to screen candidates

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