Apprentice Service Engineer - Groundforce

  • Vacancy Title
  • Apprentice Service Engineer - Groundforce
  • Company
  • Vp plc
  • Division
  • Groundforce
  • Location
  • Wigan
  • Closing Date
  • 26/05/2022
  • Job Description
  • Land-Based Service Engineer – Technical Level 3 Apprenticeship Duration: 3 years

    Qualifications Required – A minimum of Grade 4 in both GCSE Maths and English Language or Scottish Highers in Grade 5 or above in Maths and English Language

    Achieve your career goals on our Apprenticeship programme

    You will receive a competitive annual salary of £13,146 which will rise to upwards of £21,000 when you are qualified. Along with on-the-job training and development at college leading to a nationally recognised qualification.

    Your Apprenticeship will last 3 years and will look like this :

    In Year 1 you will undertake basic tasks such as inspecting plant machinery with your line manager guiding you through this. You will attend Myerscough College in the north-west of England on block release for a total of 16 weeks staying away from home.

    Don’t worry about the costs of your travel and accommodation as this will be taken care of for you.

    In Year 2 you will build upon what you learnt in Year 1. You will diagnose faults and repair and service plant machinery. During Year 2 you will attend college for 10 weeks, requiring you to stay away from home.

    Year 3 will see you have more responsibility where you will advise on repairs to plant machinery returned by customers. You will be able to diagnose complex faults with plant machinery. During Year 3 you will attend college for 10 weeks, requiring you to stay away from home.

    What we are looking for:


    • Good communication skills
    • The ability to work well within a team
    • Any relevant work experience
    • A genuine interest in equipment maintenance
    • Well thought through completion of the application form describing yourself and telling us why you are interested in our Apprenticeship programme

    This is a great opportunity for you to join our talented and growing team where you will work to deliver our hire equipment in a timely and efficient manner to exceed our customer quality expectations.

    We offer excellent career prospects, we would love you to join us and build your own future as the company and Vp plc continues to develop and grow.

    We understand that all continued success rests firmly with our employees, and at Groundforce we have an ethos of putting people at the very core of our business.

    Groundforce has built a reputation as a first class market leader by developing six core business elements. Each division was formed to serve the construction industry by offering specialist solutions in shoring equipment, piling equipment, pipe stoppers, pressure testing, trenchless technology, temporary bridges and excavation training. A commitment to developing our vast product range means Groundforce’s customers can be certain of innovative products and a comprehensive service.

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