Apprentice Technical Support Engineer - SES Controls Ltd

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Job Summary

Location: Petersfield
Salary per week: £211.53
Working hours: Mon-Fri 08.00 – 16.00 hrs
Applications in by: 31/05/2020
Interview Date: 05/06/2020
Job Code: ED30876

You will gain experience in all engineering departments of the business and become proficient in the commissioning/testing of control equipment and the design and testing of control panels. You will also learn how to configure PC based graphic supervisors which are used to monitor and control heating, hot water and ventilation plant in a building.

SES have trained and developed technical apprentices who now hold key positions within business. They pride themselves on providing support and opportunities to allow people to develop to their full potential. The business is focused on offering customers the best possible product solutions to 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 installation activities
  • Interpret inbound information provided by the engineering team
  • Plan and obtain all the resources required to undertake the work activity
  • Carry out the required tests and checks including performance, quality and compliance using the correct procedures and processes
  • Support internal and external customers with technical data and support at the appropriate times
  • Solve engineering problems using a logical approach to problem solving using approved diagnostic methods and techniques
  • Deal promptly and effectively with engineering problems
  • Be responsible and demonstrate resilience whilst applying a disciplined approach working diligently at all times
  • Learn how to programme and configure PC based graphic supervisors

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

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

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development

Technical Knowledge)

You will also achieve Functional Skills in Maths and English at level 2 (if you have not already achieved C+ or a Grade 4+ in these disciplines).

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:

  • Good attention to detail
  • Accept personal responsibility for managing time and workload
  • Be focused, self-motivated, trustworthy with a team player mentality
  • Be organised with ability to plan activities
  • Be able to anticipate possible problems in advance
  • Be able to work to deadlines
  • Be personally responsible
  • Be able to demonstrate  resilience

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: 31/05/2020
Interview Date: 05/06/2020
Job Code: ED30876

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