Location: Nottingham


Placement type: 
Engineering Apprenticeship


Start date: Summer/Autumn 2019


This is an apprenticeship role starting this summer/autumn (2019) for one of the country's oldest and largest District Heating Schemes, using energy-from-waste supplied by the incinerator at Eastcroft. We supply heating and hot water to over 5,000 domestic properties in St Ann’s, Sneinton and the Victoria Centre as well as a number of commercial customers. We operate an 11MW turbine supplying electricity to our private wire network spilling residual capacity to the National Grid.


The roles

We have two opportunities for Engineering Apprenticeships. Employment is available immediately with study commencing in September 2019. You will work under the existing team of technicians and engineers in the operation and maintenance of the Heat Station at London Road and the city-wide District Heating System and our private wire electricity network. You will support the delivery of a safe, efficient and continuous supply of heat and power to our domestic and commercial customers.


Main Duties and Responsibilities


Assist the Engineering team


The Apprentices’ central task is to assist the existing mechanical and electrical engineers. This may involve doing basic tasks such as handling the tools, and it may also involve working independently from the Engineers at times on electrical tasks that require less skill or experience. As the Apprentices progress, they will be given more independence in completing tasks.


Complete Maintenance


The Apprentices assist with and complete maintenance work orders under supervision. This includes testing malfunctioning equipment, identifying defects, troubleshooting, repairing equipment and replacing defective parts. The Apprentices and Engineers will collaborate with other staff to identify and solve problems.


Complete Installations


In order to fulfill installation work orders, the Apprentices will assist the Engineers or perform less complex installation tasks independently. They will complete fitting work, electrical wiring tasks, plant adjustments, and calibration of equipment following manuals, schematics, diagrams, blueprints and equipment specifications under supervision by experienced staff.


Learn Procedures


The Apprentices are in a position that is partly educational training to become a qualified technician. Therefore, they is responsible for learning all procedures for installing and maintaining electromechanical systems as well as local and national regulations and safety requirements.


Qualifications and Experience


Good levels of maths and English

Previous experience or qualifications in engineering may be an advantage


Personal Qualities

  • Self-motivated
  • Safety-conscious
  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Considerate
  • Enthusiastic, proactive approach


If you would like to be put forward for this placement, please email m.taylor@etrust.org.uk quoting the reference number above.


Please note, you must be fully registered with The YINI scheme to apply. If you have not already registered, please see the application page to complete an on-line application form.



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