Apprentice Plant Mechanic (Fitter) - Leith

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  • Member
  • GAP Hire Solutions
  • Region
  • Scotland
  • Job Description
  • Our team is the best in the industry - is it time for you to join us? If you're passionate about delivering great service and want to work for a company where we'll help you be your best, GAP wants to hear from you!

    From one division, GAP Hire Solutions now has 8 divisions offering the hire of equipment throughout the UK. We're looking to recruit the best talent the industry has to offer to help us grow even further. As a GAP employee, you'll enjoy loads of benefits such as a staff social fund, child care voucher scheme and loyalty holidays. Our in-house Learning & Development Team are dedicated to giving you the skills you need to be your best and as a company we are always keen to promote internally.

    Do we sound like the perfect fit? If so, apply now - your dream job is only a few clicks away.

    The Role:

    An apprenticeship with GAP allows individuals to learn, work, earn and get qualified all at the same time.

    Paid a salary by GAP you will 'earn as you learn'.

    Plant Mechanics in a GAP depot repair and maintain a variety of Plant & Tools within the GAP fleet both on and off site. Our apprentices will go on to become fully qualified Plant Mechanics (Fitters) and have in the past progressed to posts such as Foreman/ Workshop Manager or General Manager of a depot. Our training programme includes time at college on a block release basis of modules varying in length over a two year period, as well as periods based in the depot working with our fully qualified Plant Mechanics. Apprentices who do not stay within travelling distance of the selected college will be required to stay overnight/live away in fully paid accommodation for the duration of the college block. In total, it takes up to four years to successfully complete a GAP Apprenticeship and this will lead to the award of NVQ/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plant Maintenance

    All training and related expenses are covered by GAP and the CITB and include college course fees and accommodation. Travel expenses will also be reimbursed. First year apprentices will be paid a salary ranging from £9,635(for under 18's who will do a maximum of 39 hours per week) to £10,500. This can increase to a maximum of £19,000 during the course of your 4 year apprenticeship for a 42.5 hour week (full time hours).

    Working hours are Mon - Fri, 0730/0800 -1630/1700. .

    Applicants should have:

    We are currently seeking keen and enthusiastic, individuals with a logical and practical approach. Applicants will preferably have, or be working towards, nationally recognised qualifications (Scotland - National 4/5, England/Wales - GCSE) in Maths, English and a Technical subject. E.g. Science, Technology etc, but if not, don't worry, as these can be completed as part of your Apprenticeship.

    So what next?

    In order to qualify for an Apprenticeship you must first register with Construction skills by visiting the CITB website www.citb.co.uk/CITB-Apprenticeships Please note, when applying you should choose the 'Plant Maintenance' apprenticeship.

    Following this you should apply to GAP by sending us your CV. If you don't have a CV please contact a member of our recruitment team on 0141 225 4629 to request an application form.

    *Please note we are unable to consider your application until you have registered with the CITB.*

    For more information, or to request an application form, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0141 225 4741.

    GAP GROUP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER.

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