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Operational Technology Apprentice (Bournemouth)

southwestwater · 16 days ago
We’re delighted to be launching our Operational Technology Apprentice programme for 2024. This role involves repairing and maintaining our assets to ensure we can continue to deliver for our customers.  

What is Operational Technology?

  • Operational Technology sits within the ICA engineering discipline. It focuses on instrumentation,control, and automation systems. This involves the design, installation, and maintenance of devices and systems that monitor and control industrial processes. ICA engineers work with sensors, transmitters, and controllers(PLCs) to gather data and make decisions. 
  • This is a varied and interesting role, where there will be many opportunities to develop both your technical knowledge and abilities. We’ll provide you with a cross-functional role in the ICA discipline You'll work towards gaining a recognised professional qualification as you learn and can look forward to a long-term career with one of the South West’s largest employers.  
  • We want to find ambitious, hard-working individuals with a strong desire to succeed. You will be paid a competitive Apprentice salary starting at £17,782. You'll also be eligible for our internal bonus scheme, as well as any company-wide pay increases that are offered during this time. 

How does our Apprenticeship programme work?

  • The programme is 4 years: 
  • Year 1 – College (Level 2) 
  • 4 x days at college  
  • 1 x study day  

What you’ll be doing:

  • Completing a Level 3 Utilities Engineering Technician Apprenticeship via our training partners - a structured programme of training conducted within the state-of-the-art Mechanical and Electrical Engineering departmental workshops 
  • Contribute to a healthy and safe working environment by working to our approved codes of practice 
  • Become proficient in the application and use of a wide range of machine tools 
  • Develop fitting and assembly skills 
  • Electrical maintenance and fault-finding investigations 
  • Training in the use of mechanical & electrical software packages 
  • Carrying out other tasks and duties as directed that contribute to the required levels of performance and competence 

What’s in it for you:

  • The coaching and mentoring required to support you in fulfilling your role, working towards becoming an independent technician
  • A structured induction and training programme, fully supported by the business 
  • Time for off-the-job training to attend college and/or support the apprentice programme 
  • Regular reviews between you, the college and the business to ensure you are receiving the support and knowledge you need to fulfil your role 
  • The opportunity to continue your training into Higher Apprenticeships 
  • A discretionary bonus 
  • Competitive contributory pension 
  • Share-save scheme 
  • Various health benefits 
  • Well-being support programmes 
  • A range of Group Discounts 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • Financial support services 
  • Coaching, training, and development opportunities 
  • And plenty more! 

What we’d like from you:

  • Ideally, 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) – but for the right person, this isn’t essential 
  • An ambitious mindset 
  • A strong work ethic 
  • The willingness to learn and develop 
  • A keen interest in engineering and how things work
  • A full UK driving license - but if you do not have one, we can support you financially in achieving this
Applications for these roles will close on Monday 10th June 2024.

Please be aware we are expecting successful candidates to start with the business in September 2024.

Please note the college provider for this Apprenticeship is Bridgewater and Taunton College and there is accommodation available onsite for up to 4 x nights a week.

Last updated on May 31, 2024

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