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Apprentice Engineer

Posted 24 days ago by Speedy
Location Newport Job Type Permanent
Salary Competitive Sector Building & Construction

Based in our Newport MSC as an Apprentice Engineer with Speedy, you will be a key part of the depot operations.  You will be a key player in keeping the workshop productive meaning equipment is always available for our customers to ensure their experience with us is always positive and we continue to be the best hire company in the industry.

We may have started small but we’ve always had big ideas. Since Speedy was established in 1977 we have grown into the UK’s leading hire business. Along the way we’ve won countless awards for innovation, safety and our commitment to training to name but a few. Our people are the heart of our business and it’s their commitment and professionalism that makes us the biggest and the best in the industry.

Package description

Competitive salary and pension, 21 days holidays rising to 26 after 1 year plus bank holidays, life assurance and our fantastic salary extras scheme that offers cycle to work and various other fantastic benefits along with our great staff discounts.

Main responsibilities

As an Apprentice Engineer at Speedy you will take part in our four year Engineer Training Programme.  Throughout this programme you will spend time being trained by our knowledgeable and experienced colleagues along with working with our specialist external provider.

Programme Overview:

Year 1/2: Level 2 Diploma and Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Plant or Machinery Maintenance blended and on the job learning.

Year 3: Level 3 Diploma and Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Plant or Machinery Maintenance blended and on the job learning.

Year 4: Based in Newport full time perfecting and practicing your skills ready to be signed off as a fully qualified Engineer.

Our Engineering Development Programme will not only develop your technical skills and abilities but also offer you the opportunity to develop the skills needed to become a well-rounded individual in order to progress your career in line with your own aspirations. 

Ideal candidate

We work proudly with a team culture so being a team player who can communicate well and adapt to fast paced working environment are key. We are looking for Apprentices who are ambitious, driven, willing to learn, comfortable attending block learning placements at other sites in the country and learning both on the job and in a classroom/practical learning environment.  We want to help you carve out a successful career at Speedy and we will provide you with all of the skills, knowledge and experience needed to do this.  In return we want you to use your skill set to help drive our business forward and contribute to our continuing success as the best hire company in our industry.

  • Natural interest in machinery, mechanics and electrics
  • Comfortable working at height
  • Confident communication skills
  • Commitment to learn and develop yourself  

Please note that you will be required to complete Essential Skills in Maths, English and IT with our apprenticeship provider as required by the Welsh Government.

This role would be a September 2019 start.

About the company

Speedy are the leading provider of hire products and supporting services to the construction, industrial and infrastructure sectors. We have a network of over 200 depots across the UK and Ireland, and over 3000 people who offer a nationwide service and look after the largest hire fleet in the market.

We also lead in health, safety and sustainability.  We are the safest hire provider, based on accident and industry rates, and have the lowest carbon footprint in the industry.  Our hire fleet also includes an increasing range of green option products, helping our customers improve their energy efficiency and reduce their environmental impact.

Vision, mission and values:

Our vision is to become the best company in our sector to do business with and the best to work for.

Our mission is to provide safe, reliable hire equipment and services to enable successful delivery of customer projects.

  • Safe – the first priority in everything we do
  • As One – working together to collectively achieve our goals
  • Innovative – to continuously improve
  • Driven – to deliver first class customer service