Maintenance Engineer Apprentice (Instrumentation and Controls)

SES Controls-EP38982-ENG

Apprenticeship summary:

PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Engineering Maintenance Engineering Apprentice for our client, SES Control Systems Ltd. As a maintenance engineer at SES you will learn about all aspects of the business before focusing on carrying service, preventative and breakdown maintenance on control systems.

You will learn how to remove components assess their condition then replace/repair them, returning systems and equipment to an operational condition. You will also learn how to diagnose and determine the cause of faults in plant and equipment. Maintenance engineers also position, assemble, install and dismantle plant equipment.

As a maintenance engineer apprentice this programme forms part of your companies succession planning for the future. The company will support your personal and professional development. You will be trained, supported and monitored throughout the process

Throughout the duration of the maintenance engineer apprenticeship you apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training center for off-the-job training.  This will start as 12 months of day release when you will complete your foundation skills training.

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Maintaining mechanical equipment/systems
  • Maintaining electrical equipment/systems

You will then pass through the foundation Gateway to complete your skills development training in years 2 - 4 with your employer. Your Level 3 development programme will include:

Level 3 Advanced Engineering (Development Competence) delivered in the workplace by your PETA Job Coach, and day release for 24 months to complete a Level 3 Btec technical certificate.

Overall duration 45 months

  • This role will involve travelling in the South of England, London and the possibility of trips to the Channel Islands when required
  • As a maintenance engineer apprentice, you will learn how to work safely
  • You will learn how to assess and test the performance and condition of plant and equipment
  • This will include inspecting and maintaining plant and equipment. You will also learn how to read, understand and interpret information, technical specifications and supporting documentation
  • As a maintenance engineer apprentice you will be learning how to locate and rectify faults on plant and equipment
  • This job will mean preparing work areas and reinstating those areas after the completion of the work-related activities
  • As a maintenance engineer apprentice you upon completion of work you will communicate, handover and confirm that the appropriate process has been completed
  • You will develop communication skills enabling you to provide information to internal and external stakeholders


Mon-Fri 08.00 – 16.00 hrs (37.5 hours excluding ½ hour lunch break)

Essential skills

  • 2 GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalents) in Maths and English are essential
  • Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated
  • You will be able to remain calm under pressure, with ability to think on your feet
  • You will possess good communication skills with the ability to communicate with peers and management
  • You will need to be open minded and willing to develop your knowledge and skills to support your future development

Desirable skills

  • You will have a good level of dexterity and hand skills
  • Demonstrate a real interest in maintaining mechanical and electrical items is desirable
  • You will have good hand to eye co-ordination
  • Your methodical and logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a positive contribution to all aspects of the job
  • You need to be able to learn through instruction and experience

About the company

SES have trained and developed apprentices that now hold key positions within business. They pride themselves on providing support and opportunities allowing people to develop to their full potential. The business is focused on offering their customers the best possible product solutions to their technical specifications, this is followed by first class support after installation.

Once you have applied for this apprenticeship, you will receive an email with an application form on that you will need to complete. Please keep an eye on your inbox (and spam / junk folder) for this email and complete the form as soon as possible.

We look forward to receiving your application!