Apprentice Service Engineer

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 670494625-2
  • Date Posted: 28 July 2022
  • Apprentice Employer: Realise Recruitment
  • Location: City, Edinburgh
  • Apprentice Pay: £16,300
  • Bonus/Benefits: with pay progression
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Engineering, Digital, Health and Safety, Project Management
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

Apprentice Workshop Service Engineer

Starting salary of £16,300 which is well above the normal apprentice rate, and which also steadily rises with progression and age, and plenty of overtime is also available. Once you have completed the first year of your apprenticeship, your pay would also then move up to whatever the national living wage for your age group is.

Our client in Edinburgh is recruiting for an Apprentice / Trainee Workshop Engineer position. Full training from scratch will be provided to enable you to service, repair, customise and refurbish multi-functional photocopier, printer and scanning devices.

No previous experience of digital office equipment is necessarily required for this Apprenticeship position, but you must have a demonstrable and keen interest in electronics / electro mechanics (which will be evident by your CV, covering letter and/or education and training) and that you also have the ability to interpret colours.

Applicants must also have a driving licence, with at least one years driving experience, as driving vans is required in this position.

The job will develop across two main roles:

Training on all aspects of the devices in the workshop, including the addition of associated software, and providing additional support to other departments such as Stores and Recycling.

Delivering and installing equipment at client premises. Engineers also load the devices on and off vans for which you will require a good level of physical fitness, particularly to deal with more complex office installations. You must have a driving licence to take up this position.

Career progression after completion of training and apprenticeship, which typically takes 3-4 years to fully complete, will lead to opportunities such as field maintenance engineer, helpdesk engineer, IT software support / solutions engineer, or even a move into a sales executive position if suitable. Or you may develop to become a senior member of the Workshop team - their management team have generally started out in this trainee engineer role.

Key benefits:

• Progressive basic salary as you age and also complete training levels

• Plenty of overtime available to increase your earnings

• 37.5-hour week - Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4.30pm

• Generous 33 days holiday (increasing to 36 days after 2 years service and 38 days after 5 years), including public holidays

• Auto enrolment into the company pension scheme after 3 months, 4% employer contributions, 5% employee contributions

• Health & Safety and environmental training

• Clothing and safety equipment provided

As this is a trainee apprenticeship role, a covering letter specific to this vacancy and why you would be a perfect hire for it would also add significant weight to your application.

Applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence. Please note that due to application levels and the specific requirements for this position, only the most suitable applicants can normally be contacted for further progression