Apprentice Engineer - Rapid

  • Vacancy Title
  • Apprentice Engineer - Rapid
  • Company
  • AFI-Group
  • Location
  • Bishop's Stortford
  • Type
  • permanent
  • Category
  • Engineering
  • Closing Date
  • 22/05/2022
  • Job Description
  • 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.

    Salary is based on the National Apprenticeship rate - £4.81 / hr + 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 machinery

    We would welcome applications with the following skills; Maths GCSE, English GCSE, Grade 4, Engineering, Trainee, Apprentice, Engineer.


    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 Bonus

    In addition, we have invested in an excellent induction programme, and staff training (we currently hold an Investors in People award).

    Essential Skills

    • You will need to have Maths and English GCSE’s grade 4 or above
    • You must have a clear interest and aptitude for practical engineering
    • You will need to demonstrate enthusiasm for the role
    • You must 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.