Apprentice Fitter - Torrent Trackside

  • Vacancy Title
  • Apprentice Fitter - Torrent Trackside
  • Company
  • Vp plc
  • Division
  • Torrent Trackside
  • Location
  • Romford
  • Closing Date
  • 21/05/2021
  • Job Description
  • Torrent Trackside has the widest range of specialist portable rail equipment in the UK, providing rail specific light plant, trackside lighting and skilled trackside personnel and operating national support 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and 365 days of the year.

    Our main markets are maintenance and renewal projects on the national rail network, London Underground and the Network Rail maintenance contract.

    Vp is a long established group which has evolved over a 60 year trading history.

    Our businesses offer the rental and sale of specialist products and associated services to a diverse range of end markets, including construction, civil engineering, rail, water, oil and gas, outdoor events and housebuilding.

    Land-Based Service Engineer Level 3 Apprenticeship Duration: 3 years

    Qualifications Required – A minimum of Grade 4 in both GCSE Maths and English Language

    Achieve your career goals on our Apprenticeship programme

    You will receive competitive pay, 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 the following:

    In Year 1 you will undertake basic tasks such as inspecting plant machinery with your line manager guiding you through this. You will attend a 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 plant maintenance
    • A covering letter describing yourself and telling us why you are interested in our Apprenticeship programme


    Closing Date: Applications are open until Friday 21st May 2021