Apprentice Construction Machinery Mechanic

  • Vacancy Title
  • Apprentice Construction Machinery Mechanic
  • Company
  • Sunbelt Rentals
  • Location
  • Basildon
  • Job Category / Type
  • Apprenticeships
  • Job Description
  • Are you a friendly and outgoing person who is looking for a career with a company that really values your contribution and can offer you award-winning training opportunities? Read on as we may have just the apprenticeship you are looking for!

    Our apprentices are the future of our business. On our 27-month apprenticeship programme you will learn the skills to become a successful Construction Machinery Mechanic with a fantastic range of future career options ahead of you.  With the current levels of advancement in technology, there could not be a more exciting time to join us and following successful completion of your apprenticeship you will be offered a permanent role, with one of the best rental equipment providers in the industry.

    On a daily basis you’ll work within one of our service centres where you will learn to:

    • Service and repair a fleet of plant machinery to meet company and manufacturer standards
    • Inspect and function test a wide range of equipment
    • Assess machines to ensure they meet the correct operational and safety guidelines
    • Diagnose and rectify machinery faults
    • Order replacement parts and fit them correctly
    • Maintain accurate and comprehensive service and maintenance records
    • Develop in-depth product knowledge
    • Build excellent working relationships with customers and understand their business needs and requirements
    • Become an ambassador for our “Customer First” culture, resolving any issues quickly and keeping your colleagues and customers informed, so they feel truly valued
    • Expand your team working skills with your colleagues and the wider Sunbelt Rentals team
    • Manage multiple tasks and deadlines as part of a varied workday in a fast-paced operational environment

    We’ll provide you with a comprehensive company induction, role-specific training, and apprenticeship support. You will become a part of a larger apprentice cohort where you will be able to form lifelong relationships and engage in a wider support network.

    We’ll also support your personal growth and development in line with your Sunbelt Rentals career aspirations.  You will attend both in-house and manufacturer courses to expand your product knowledge and skills.


    Apprenticeship Training

    You will be completing a level 2 Land-Based Service Engineer (Construction Plant pathway) apprenticeship standard.  This will be delivered using a combination of:

    • Workplace experience to gain practical skills
    • Guidance and training from an experienced workplace mentor
    • Industry recognised training leading to an apprenticeship qualification.  You will attend residential placements at a training centre and may be required to travel outside of your normal working hours


    About the Application Process

    • Complete the application
    • You will be asked some additional screening questions which will need to be completed before progressing to the next stage of the process
    • Your application will be reviewed by our Recruitment Team and you may be contacted for a brief telephone interview
    • If successful your application will be passed to the hiring manager at Sunbelt Rentals, who will arrange an interview with you

    What can we offer you in return?

    You’ll be joining a highly successful FTSE100 company, the UK’s largest equipment rental provider.  We provide an Industry leading flexible rewards package including generous holiday allowance (with the opportunity to buy and sell annual leave), life assurance, retail discount scheme, employee recognition awards and a great Company pension scheme.