The Opportunity: Apprentice Field Engineer
Contract: 4 Year Apprenticeship
Salary: £14,000 in Year 1, progressing each year to £24,000 in Year 4 (subject to satisfactory performance)
The Briggs Equipment Group are a leading provider of asset management and maintenance solutions across the UK and Ireland. The Briggs Equipment Group 4-year Apprentice Engineer training programme, gives you the opportunity to become a fully qualified Forklift Truck & Powered Access Engineer. Briggs Equipment Group Engineers fault find, maintain, service and repair, mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems, located within an ever-growing range of Materials Handling and Powered Access Equipment.
If you don't feel like you meet all of the role criteria outlined below please don't let that discourage you from applying.
If the location /eligibility requirements of this role are not suitable, you can still submit a speculative application for Engineer Apprentice roles, and your application will be considered should a suitable vacancy become available – submit your application via the ‘Engineer Apprentice – Speculative Applications' advert.
What will you be doing as an Engineer Apprentice:
Years 1 to 3 you will complete the 3-year apprenticeship qualification: Level 3 Lift Truck and Powered Access Engineering Technician Apprenticeship standard
You will gain on-the job experience, starting with shadowing your mentor and other Engineers, progressing to performing tasks under supervision, then alongside qualified Engineers where your work will be checked and signed off. Year 4 is an ‘Improver' year, where once you have achieved your apprenticeship qualification you will gain independent on-the-job practical experience, and undertake further internal training, to make the transition to become a fully-qualified Engineer upon successful completion of the programme.
Work will be carried out on customer's premises and at Briggs Equipment Group workshop locations within your specified region.
You can find out more about apprenticeships at Briggs Equipment UK Ltd on our dedicated Apprenticeships web page: www.briggsequipment.co.uk/briggs-careers/apprenticeships/
Upon successful completion of the 4-year programme and subject to satisfactory performance, you will be considered for a permanent contract as a fully qualified Engineer with starting salary expectations c.£30k+ dependent on location.
We encourage internal progression, and Briggs' colleagues in roles including Regional Engineering Director, Regional Engineering Business Manager, Engineering Manager, Technical Trainer and Master Technician, all started their careers as apprentices.
What qualifications, skills and personal qualities you will need for this role:
3 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or Scottish National 5 Grade C or above in English, Science & Mathematics (or equivalent) – Desirable
Enthusiasm for all aspects of engineering, including mechanical, electrical, hydraulic - i.e., hobbies related to maintenance/repair, work or voluntary experience, topics studied at school/college
Basic knowledge of the principles of health and safety
Basic IT skills i.e., email, websites, text documents
Able to complete apprenticeship qualification tasks independently, managing and prioritise own workload, work to deadlines under pressure
Clear, polite and professional, verbal and written communication skills, to work effectively with mentor, line manager, customers and other members of the Briggs' Equipment Group teams
Understanding of the principles of good customer service
Ability to follow instructions and problem solve
Willingness to learn, adapt and a consistent positive attitude is key to success
Comfortable working outdoors in inclement weather conditions
Comfortable completing both manual labour and administrative tasks
Prior work or voluntary work experience - Desirable
Apprentice Engineers will ordinarily need to obtain a full UK Driving Licence by the end of the 3rd year of their programme, to be considered for a for a permanent contract as a fully qualified Engineer.
It is the responsibility of the apprentice to make their own way to and from their place of work.
What you can expect from us:
Company uniform and PPE
Brand-new stocked Toolbox
Float to pay for travel expenses for attending training
Briggs Boost benefit scheme, offering discounts for purchases from high street stores
In addition to your apprenticeship, you will receive extensive training through Briggs Academy and OEM partners, and the opportunity to attend an Outward Bound experience
25 days holiday + bank holiday
Contributroy pension scheme
3rd Year Apprentices who have a valid full driving licence and successfully complete Briggs' driver training, may be eligible to be issued with a Company van (for field-based roles).
Paycare medical scheme & Eye care vouchers upon successful completion of probation period
If you are interested in becoming an Engineer Apprentice with the Briggs Group, please click the apply now button and complete the short online application form
The Briggs Equipment Group is fully committed to encouraging equality, diversity, and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination.
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If you may require any reasonable adjustments at the assessment centre and interview stages of the selection process, you will have an opportunity to discuss this with us when we invite you to the next stages of the process.