Level 3 - Advance Apprenticeship in Electrical Mechanical Engineering - Angus Fire Limited

About the Employer: Angus Fire is a global leader in firefighting technology with a remarkable history in manufacturing fire protection products that can be traced back over 220 years. Angus Fire has continued to innovate using the latest technology to develop high quality, high performance products. We now have customers in over 100 countries spread across a wide range of industry sectors, serviced by an unrivalled worldwide distributor network.

Vacancy Summary: Angus Fire Ltd are offering a fantastic opportunity to join their busy and versatile Maintenance Team as an apprenticeship, with an opportunity to achieve an Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Within your role, you will:

  • Provide dedicated maintenance support for all plant and manufacturing areas.
  • Contribute towards the key deliverables to improve response to equipment breakdowns. 
  • Adhere to planned and preventative maintenance schedules. 
  • Participate in a range of continuous improvement activities with the target of improving equipment performance and reducing unplanned stoppages

This is a varied role on a site that has a mix of old and new machinery and technology.

Apprenticeship duration: 30 months

Possible start date: 15 Jan 2018

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills:

  • Logical thinking with the ability to solve problems. 
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Attention to detail. 
  • Effective communication skills.

Personal qualities:

  • Punctual.
  • Reliable.
  • Hard working with a flexible attitude.
  • Conscientious approach to work and study.

Qualifications required: 

  • GCSE grades C or above in Maths (or equivalent). 
  • Acceptance is subject to college initial assessment, and interview. 

Training provider: Kendal College - Level 3 Advance Apprenticeship in Electrical Mechanical Engineering 

Apprenticeships allow you to gain qualifications whilst working - you will study one day per week in college and spend the rest of the week at Angus Fire Ltd, usually at least 30 hours per week.  Engineers design and build the things that make our world go round. Everything, from aeroplanes to buildings, comes back to engineering. This hugely diverse field can be divided into seven sub-categories: aerospace, automotive, metals, electrical equipment, electronics, marine maintenance, and mechanical engineering.

What will I learn?

During the Apprenticeship you will study related NVQs, Technical Certificates and Functional Skills. During the course you will develop your theoretical knowledge, as well as skills in the workplace. This Apprenticeship covers a range of job roles in these sub-sectors. Most duties will involve the maintenance of equipment and machinery.

You will take part in work shop activities in engineering manufacturing, make components using manual tools and fitting techniques.

Throughout the apprenticeship units may include: 

  • Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety Requirements. 
  • Using and Interpreting Engineering Data and Documentation. 
  • Producing Electrical or Electronic Engineering Drawings using a CAD system  (PEO).
  • Wiring and Testing Electrical Equipment and Circuits  (PEO).
  • Assembling, Wiring and Testing Electrical Panels/Components Mounted in enclosures  (PEO).
  • Health and Safety.
  • Electrical Principles.
  • Mechanical Principles.
  • Materials.
  • Mechanical Applications.  
  • Wiring and Testing Electrical Equipment and Circuits.
  • Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering. 
  • Handing over and Confirming Completion of Installation or Commissioning Activities.
  • Installing Electrical/Electronic Equipment  (Workplace Assessment).

How will I be assessed?

Part of your apprenticeship is delivered in the workplace. You are assessed through a variety of practical methods, presentations and group work. You will use this to build a portfolio of evidence throughout your apprenticeship. The technical certificate is achieved through an externally devised and assessed unit and/or external moderation of assessment decisions.

As part of the apprenticeship structure, reviews are completed every 12 weeks by the assessor where progress is discussed by the apprentice, assessor and employer. 


Future prospects: Fully qualified Electrical (or Mechanical) Maintenance Engineer, with development in leading a team.

Things to consider:  As part of their appliaction applicants should also consider:

1) What are the key benefits to a manufacturing company employing a multiple skilled (electro-mechanical) apprentice within its maintenance facility? 

2) What previous training / experience, hobbies or related study have you had that is relevant to this position?

Hours of work:

37.5 hours p/w Initially 8:30am to 4:30pm, although shift work will become part of the working pattern at a later date.


To be agreed upon appointment


Station Road Lancaster LA2 7NA

Closing date:

31 Dec 2017

How to apply:

To apply for this position, the employer is requesting that you complete an application via the gov.uk apprenticeship website, you will reach this by clicking the 'apply now' button below.

It’s important to complete this form in full, answering all questions to the best of your ability, take your time and don’t rush your application. If you’re unsure and need support you can contact the Kendal College Apprenticeship Team on apprenticeships@kendal.ac.uk or 01539 814725.

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