Trainee Technician

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1159808758-2
  • Date Posted: 7 November 2023
  • Apprentice Employer: First Base
  • Location: Tetbury, Gloucestershire
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Transport & Logistics, Civil Engineering, Engineering, Health and Safety, Project Management
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

Trainee Escape Systems Technician

Working as part of the highly skilled team, the Trainee Technician will be responsible for undertaking inspection & scheduled maintenance work, repair and testing of a wide range of personal survival equipment/aircraft safety equipment. The position will be fully supported with in-house and external training.

This is a great opportunity to develop a new range of skills in mechanical and electrical principles and a great career ahead.

Main Duties & Responsibilities
Working to generating and maintain high standards of workmanship and trade skills in accordance with the Quality Assurance requirements of the Company s Quality
Management System:

  1. Servicing & maintaining survival equipment to company/OEM manuals & guidelines.
  2. Performing scheduled maintenance and safety policies on all aspects of the escape system.
  3. Disassembly, testing & fault finding of survival equipment/escape systems.
  4. Repair & replace of components.
  5. Performing operational and functional tests of equipment.
  6. Repair & replace of components.


  • Good GCSE standard of education.
  • An interest of working in an engineering capacity.
  • Responsible team player; able to work and interact within the team and independently.
  • Highly organised with a methodical approach to your work
  • Adaptable and acceptance of change
  • Safety conscious
  • Good attention to detail
  • Strong & committed work ethic
  • Service orientated & safety minded approach
  • Please note this can be a very physically demanding position. Manual handling will form a large portion of your day-to-day role.

Permanent full time opportunity

4 days working week, 38 hours per week 8.00am - 6.00pm Monday to Thursday (No Fridays)

An excellent saary will be offered to the successful candidate