Maintenance Apprentice

Closing date: 15/03/2021

Job description

In line with the Company’s ongoing commitment to developing a skilled workforce, we are pleased to be able to offer the above Apprenticeship to join the VEKA family.

The first year of the Apprenticeship will be spent off-site at a local training provider, returning to the business in the second year for ongoing training with dedicated assessors.

Career paths will lead to development in ensuring our machinery and system tooling operates and provides the business with quality products and that our site is operational throughout the year.

All apprenticeships will lead to the completion of the relevant NVQ (Levels 2 and 3), with further higher education options up to degree level.

As these vacancies are Apprenticeship training positions, the successful candidates will receive full developmental training in relation to their specific departmental area.  As a result, no prior experience is necessary although any relevant job experience would aid an application.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate good communication skills plus the ability and desire to learn and develop both within the role and themselves.

Applicants should have gained a minimum of Maths and English G.C.S.E Grade C or above (or equivalent) and also in 3 other G.C.S.E subject areas.

Overall, we are looking for candidates who can show great working attitudes and ACT alongside our Company values.

If you think you have these qualities, then we’d love you to join the team.



  • Conduct electrical/mechanical repairs and maintenance throughout the site.
  • Maintain and repair existing plant and machinery.
  • Liaise with colleagues and superiors on day to day duties and issues.
  • Keep up to date with preventative maintenance techniques.
  • Work within a team, maintaining effective working relationships with colleagues.
  • Ensure material handling, both mechanical and manual is carried out efficiently and safely.
  • Ensure that full and complete job and Health & Safety assessments are carried out.
  • Undertake general housekeeping duties, ensuring that the working environment is maintained in line with Company and specific departmental work area requirements.
  • Communicate effectively to all levels within the business.
  • Promote and implement relevant Company policies and procedures.
  • Represent the Company in a professional manner.
  • Maintain a flexible and enthusiastic approach to Company matters, upholding the VEKA Values always.
  • Liaise with colleagues and superiors on day to day duties and issues.
  • Maintain all Health, Safety, C.O.S.H.H. and environmental standards within the workplace and adhere to all Company working practices.
  • Reacting to breakdowns (both mechanical and electrical), locating the fault, analysing the issue and completing the fix in a timely manner to keep operation downtime to a minimum.
  • Be required to keep accurate records such as work activities, tasks carried out, parts used through stores, etc.
  • Work closely with other departments to find ways to increase machine reliability on existing and new equipment, diagnose equipment breakdowns and action repairs ensuring direction of labour and planned engineering activities fully support the operation.
  • Attend meetings as required, analyse data and find solutions to improve equipment performance whilst ensuring safe working practice and full communications are always maintained.
  • In addition, you will be involved in projects within the business to develop an effective engineering install and commissioning.


In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the job holder is required to perform other duties assigned by the Manager from time to time.

Skills/experience required

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written, and be detail oriented.
  • Good organisation/prioritisation skills.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Proven critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Solid understanding of health & safety.

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