Apprentice Engineering Operative (Technician) - Solent Mobility Centre

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Job Summary

Location: Lee-On-The-Solent - PO13 9BU
Salary per week: £240.00
Working hours: Monday to Friday 09.00 – 17.00 (40 Hours)
Applications in by: 10/09/2019
Interview Date: 13/09/2019
Job Code: EP31553

A fantastic opportunity in which you will learn how to inspect, prepare, service, test and repair a wide range of extremely complex powered mobility aids, to include scooters, wheelchairs and stairlifts. You will join a small but close-knit technical team and will carry out your duties both in the workshop, and where necessary on customer premises.

Solent Mobility was founded in 2008 and is considered to have the largest mobility showroom on the South coast, offering a vast selection of mobility aids including stairlifts, mobility scooters and standard/high performance and powered wheelchairs. Solent Mobility pride themselves on their excellent customer service and an unrivaled after care maintenance service, in order to provide a better quality of life for those vulnerable people less fortunate than others.

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Duties will include:

  • Be able to work in accordance with company safety procedures and follow Health and Safety legislation
  • Read and interpret relevant data and documentation used to prepare and install equipment
  • Select and use a range of tools in order to carry out mechanical, electrical and electronic repair to equipment
  • Competently complete inspection and compliance documentation
  • Assist in identifying root causes of problems and work with the technical team to solve them
  • Report to your line lead in accordance with company procedures
  • Portray excellent customer service whilst dealing with clients in the showroom and, in the case of stairlift installation and servicing, at their own premises
  • Support the technical team as and when required

Skills required:

  • You will have a good level of dexterity 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
  • Hold a full UK Driving Licence (Essential)

Personal qualities:

  • Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated. 
  • You will need good communication skills as you will develop into a role where the ability to communicate on a technical level with peers, management and customers is a crucial skill
  • You will need to be open minded and willing to develop your knowledge and skills to support your future development

Qualifications required:

  • 3 GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalents) to include Math’s and English
  • Additionally a science or engineering qualification is highly desirable
  • Any engineering experience or qualifications will be looked upon favorably


  • 20 days annual leave plus 8 days statutory bank/public holidays.
  • Staff rest room
  • Enrolment onto the company pension scheme (after qualifying period)
  • Support through your professional development

Future Prospects:

  • Solent Mobility 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 candidates.

Applications in by: 10/09/2019
Interview Date: 13/09/2019
Job Code: EP31553

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