Apprentice Technical Support Engineer - SES Controls

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Job Summary

Location: Petersfield - GU32 1DY
Salary per week: £211.54
Working hours: Mon-Fri 08.00 – 16.00 hrs (37.5 hours)
Applications in by: 28/07/2019
Interview Date: 02/08/2019
Job Code: ED30865

You will be rotated around the manufacturing and engineering areas of the business learning about all aspects of SES’s activities. This will provide the product and business knowledge that will enable you to prepare detailed technical specifications and estimates that meet customer briefs. You will be an apprentice in the technical sales team.

SES have trained and developed technical 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.

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Duties will include:

  • Gain a good understanding of SES’s manufacturing and engineering activities
  • Work collaboratively with all of the teams on site to achieve goals
  • Interpret inbound information provided by customers and the sales team
  • Provide specifications and by applying the knowledge you will gain to provide the most effective and best performing solutions
  • Generate compliant estimates using the information provided that are a best fit for each customers application and requirements
  • Liaise effectively with customers and internal stakeholders ensuring that information about projects are correct and provided in a timely manner.
  • Be responsible, demonstrate resilience whilst applying a disciplined  approach working diligently at all times
  • Use technical/product knowledge discuss a range of possible solutions with the client

Training to be provided:

Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training centre 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 work towards the following qualifications:

  • You will be employed whilst you are completing your apprenticeship this will include 18 months of day release training at PETA Ltd where you will complete your Level 2 Advanced Engineering (Foundation Competence) qualification. This will include:
  • Maintaining electrical equipment/systems
  • Maintaining electronic equipment/systems
  • Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Conducting business improvement activities
  • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
  • General turning, milling and welding applications

Skills required:

  • You will enjoy communicating with others and working collaboratively
  • You will possess a good logical approach to problem solving
  • Be objective when making decisions
  • Have an awareness of H&S issues regarding working
  • The ability to understand and act on technical information is desirable
  • Customer facing skills will be beneficial

Personal qualities:

  • A good attention to detail
  • Accept personal responsibility for managing time and workload
  • You will be focused, self-motivated, trustworthy with a team player mentality
  • You will be organised with ability to plan activities
  • Be able to anticipate possible problems in advance
  • Working to deadlines will be something you enjoy

Qualifications required:

  • 4 GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalents) to include Maths, English (and Physics preferable)
  • Any engineering experience or qualifications will be looked upon favorably


  • 20 days paid holiday plus 8 statutory days holiday
  • Allowances for site visits
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension Scheme (once you meet the qualification criteria)
  • Free onsite parking

Future Prospects:

  • SES want to re-establish a robust apprenticeship programme and are committed to producing a skilled and motivated workforce.
  • SES want to develop their apprentices with a view to building a diverse, experienced and qualified workforce with progression routes available within the business for the right candidate.

Applications in by: 28/07/2019
Interview Date: 02/08/2019
Job Code: ED30865

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