Electrical Mechanical Engineer Apprentice - Mardix Ltd

Background to Employer:  Mardix are a leading UK based global group that manufactures switchgear and associated products for installation in mission-critical and live commercial buildings ranging from data centres to the international headquarters of some of the world’s largest companies.

Brief overview of the role:  Working at Mardix, you’ll be part of an innovative team that prides itself on providing world class, bespoke data centre solutions. It’s a fast passed and forward-thinking environment which encourages employees to learn, develop and progress.

Vacancy Description: 

  • Mechanical and electrical fitting
  • Wiring
  • Electrical testing
  • Cleaning panels ready for test and inspection
  • General assembly works. 

Requirements and Prospects:

Desired Skills:

  • Maths skills 
  • Atention to detail
  • Ability to maintain professionalism.  

Personal Qualities: 

  • Work well in a team
  • Demonstrate flexibility

Desired Qualifications:

  • GCSE Grade C or above in Maths. 

Expected apprenticeship duration:  2 years

Possible start date:  01 Apr 2018 

Training to be provided:  Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician, Level 3

The apprenticeship will be made up of both NVQ and BTEC qualifications at level 2 and 3. It is a 2-year course.

The aim of the course is to give you an understanding or both electrical and mechanical engineering, from understanding drawings and assembly, to fault finding. To do this you will experience a number of roles within Mardix and apply your knowledge learnt in college throughout.

Throughout your 2 years at college, you will be a number of modules including;

  • Electrical and Electronic principles
  • Mathematics for engineering technicians
  • Health and Safety in the Engineering work place
  • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation
  • Mechanical principles and application

Your study will involve one day a week at college, the rest will be in your own time, evidence will also need to be gathered in the work place for write ups and projects. Support will be given by Mardix throughout and if you require any help or advice during your course, you can ask any of the Production Management team.

Apprenticeships are now marked on an end point assessment; in your final six months, an end point assessment must be undertaken by an independent assessment organisation. Successful achievement of the end point assessment will lead to final certification of the apprenticeship and demonstrate the apprentice is fully competent. It uses the following tools and should be undertaken in this order;

  • Knowledge assessment (20%)
  • A final observation (40%)
  • A technical interview, based upon an evidence portfolio which will include all evidence of practical observations, progress reviews and work activities (40%)

If you are successful in the selection process to take part in the apprenticeship, a full induction will be given by Kendal college detailing all the modules in your first week. The apprenticeship is due to start in September 2018.

Future Prospects:   The apprentice is offered a full time permanent contract from the beginning so there is a secure job at the end of the two years. There are plenty of routes to progress within the Company such as test engineer, CAD design, Project Management. 

Hours of work:

Monday – Thursday 8.00 - 16.30 Friday 8.00 – 15.30 (1 day at college); 39 hours per week.


£144.30 p/w


Castle Mills, Aynam Road, Kendal, LA9 7DE

Closing date:

29 Mar 2018

How to apply:

Applicants must complete an application via the employer website via the apply now button.   

Be sure to take your time when completing this application, ensure you consider all the required skills and responsibilities and what you can offer.  If you would like any support in completing this application, you can access support from Student Services at Kendal College on 01539 814725.   

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