Maintenance Engineer Apprentice

Prysmian Cables & Systems Limited

Apprenticeship summary:

PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Maintenance Engineer Apprentice for our client, Prysmian Cables & Systems in Eastleigh. If you want to develop a career in engineering and are interested in maintenance, this apprenticeship could be ideal for you!

If you are interested in taking things apart to find out how they work and are methodical, this is the role for you.  As a Maintenance Engineer Apprentice, you will be:

  • Positioning, assembling, installing and dismantling plant and equipment. Carrying out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance procedures on plant and equipment.
  • Replacing, repairing and/or removing components in plant and equipment and ensure its return to operational condition.
  • You will also learn how to diagnose and determine the cause of faults in plant and equipment.


Joining team as a Maintenance Engineer Apprentice, you will work safely, learning how to locate and rectify faults on plant and equipment. In your new role, you:

  • Will be communicating with and providing information to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Will learn how to read, understand and interpret information and work in compliance with technical specifications and supporting documentation.
  • Prepare work areas and reinstating those areas after the completion of the work-related activities.
  • Inspect and maintain plant and equipment to meet operational requirements. Assess and test the performance and condition of plant and equipment.

Upon completion of work you will communicate, handover and confirm that the appropriate process has been completed.

Other information

Prysmian Group is made up of the Draka and Prysmian brands – they have over 100 years’ experience manufacturing in the UK.  In the UK they have more than 1100 employees which includes graduates, students, apprentices, engineering and production.


To be considered for the role of Maintenance Engineer Apprentice, you will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated.
  • 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
Personal qualities
  • You will have a good level of dexterity hand skills
  • Demonstrate an interest in maintaining mechanical and electrical items is desirable
  • You will have good hand to eye co-ordination and hand skills
  • Your logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a good contribution to all aspects of the job
  • You need to be able to learn through instruction and experience
Qualifications required
  • 3 GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalents) to include Maths, Science and English are essential.


  • Auto-enrolled into the company pension scheme after qualification period
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (3 days to be taken at Christmas)
  • Free parking on site
  • Onsite restroom with kitchen facilities
Future prospects
  • There could be a permanent position for the right candidate on completion of your apprenticeship.
Training to be provided

This position is offered as an apprenticeship and you will be completing a Level 3 Engineering qualification. You will be employed directly by the client but be support every step of the way by PETA.

Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training center for off-the-job training.  The majority of skills development training in years 2, 3 and 4 will be completed with your employer at your place of work.

You will be employed whilst you are completing your apprenticeship this will include 12 months of day release training at PETA Ltd where you will complete your Level 2 (Foundation Competence) qualification. This will include:

  • 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 electrical equipment/systems

You will then pass through the foundation Gateway and progress onto your Level 3 development programme and complete:

Level 3 Advanced Engineering (Development Competence) delivered in the workplace by your PETA Learning & Development Coach (30 months). During this time you will be day released for 24 months to complete a Technical certificate (Level 3) as part of your advanced apprenticeship standard. This will be the Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge).

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