Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Engineer Apprentice - Wightlink

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Job Summary

Location: Portsmouth - PO1 2LA
Salary per week: £192.30
Working hours: Mon-Fri 9.00 am - 5.00 pm (35 hours)
Applications in by: 29/02/2020
Interview Date: 06/03/2020
Job Code: ED31846

Wightlink is a dynamic company with a proven track record for developing people. They see engineering apprenticeships as key to the company’s future success. You will be maintaining equipment primarily in the marine environment. Wightlink will support you throughout the programme offering a rewarding with development opportunities in the future

We are the main link between the Isle of Wight and the mainland. Every year, we carry over 4.5 million passengers, making us one of the UK’s largest domestic ferry operators. We provide Island residents with an easy and frequent service to the mainland, as well as giving millions of holidaymakers a taste of Island life.
Crossings take approximately 22 minutes by FastCat and from 40 minutes by car ferry. And we operate three convenient routes and over 45,000 crossings a year. We are also dedicated to giving excellent customer service and the best facilities on board and at our Terminals.
As most people who travel to and from the Island do so with us, we are truly a part of Island life. We are proud to support IOW communities wherever we can, from sports sponsorship to local regeneration projects. And we offer Isle of Wight residents’ great value Multilink Pass tickets, making travel to the mainland easy and affordable.

Click to learn more about: Wightlink

Duties will include:

  • Learn how to work safely following company procedures, complying with industry health, safety, environmental working practices and regulations
  • You will be trained to maintain all of the electrical equipment and machinery in the marshalling areas and onboard Ferry’s
  • Become competent reading and technical specifications, supporting documentation and compliance documentation
  • Prepare work areas ready for maintenance activities and reinstate those areas after the completion of the work
  • You will work to planned maintenance schedules
  • You will learn to carry out routine planned maintenance on electrical equipment and systems
  • Inspect equipment and machinery before planning maintenance on electro-mechanical equipment and machinery
  • Once you have completed your training and gained sufficient experience you will become capable of diagnosing the causes of faults on a wide range of equipment. Undertaking fault diagnosis in a logical way identifying the root causes of faults on the equipment on site
  • You will learn how to update all maintenance and equipment documentation
  • You will always work in accordance with company safety procedures and follow Health and Safety legislation
  • Assess and test the performance and condition of machinery and equipment
  • Communicate, handover and confirm that the appropriate engineering process has been completed to specification
  • Attend college / PETA and complete coursework on time and to the required standard.
  • Take on additional responsibility in years 2, 3 and 4

Skills required:

  • Excellent communications skills are required as this job entails daily contact with all personnel and the engineering management team
  • Including written communication skills enabling you to complete shift reports.
  • You must be able to explain problems and how they were dealt with clearly and concisely     
  • Awareness of health and safety considerations.

Personal qualities:

  • Once trained you will be able to work effectively when supervised, with the flexibility to work on your own initiative when required
  • You must be able to work flexibly in respect of requirements of the post
  • Commit to further training and personal development
  • You will demonstrate an interest in Huhtamaki and the wider manufacturing industry
  • Willing to work flexible hours including undertaking shift work in the apprenticeship

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum of 4 GCSEs or equivalent (inc Math’s, English, Science) at Grade C
  • BTEC (Electrical) or relevant Engineering qualification is desirable
  • A Level qualifications or equivalents in relevant subject including math’s or science will be looked upon favourably


  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free parking on site
  • Onsite canteen

Future Prospects:

  • Become a valued member of a highly skilled team
  • Progression and development opportunities
  • Career pathways for the right candidates
  • Excellent rewards with performance related pay structure

Applications in by: 29/02/2020
Interview Date: 06/03/2020
Job Code: ED31846

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