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We have a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Maintenance Electrician to join our skilled team at the Lancaster site. Reporting into the Engineering team, you will receive all training and development. You will need a keen interest in all aspects of Electrical Engineering and have a willingness to learn attitude.

Hours of work:

37 hours per week


Competitive salary


Northwood Tissue, Lancaster

Closing date:

21st August 2020

Vacancy Details

Northwood is a UK based, family owned group of companies that provide the manufacturing, supply and transportation of away-from-home (AfH) professional paper hygiene products.

Employer website:

The role:

  • Working as an apprentice maintenance electrician within an established maintenance team. Maintenance Electricians use a range of tools and engineering techniques to maintain and repair plant, machinery and equipment to operational standards
  • In this role you are expected to work alongside the maintenance electricians in all aspects of their day to day work, in order to learn and develop skills, knowledge and experience
  • You will attend off site learning with a specialist training provider as well as complete NVQ training on site
  • You will be expected to undertake on-call training alongside maintenance electricians during the last year of your apprenticeship
  • As necessary you will be expected to work additional hours especially during shut-down periods or during major break downs

Responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out routine, planned and preventative maintenance tasks
  • Fault finding and fixing electrical equipment
  • Responding to emergency breakdowns
  • To carry out modifications to existing plant and equipment
  • To install new plant and equipment as required
  • Must be prepared to work the hours to suit the needs of the business

Desired skills

Independent and collaborative: The ability to work independently is a hugely important skill that the apprentice will learn on the job. Just as vital, however, is being able to work as part of a team and take instructions from a supervisor.

Personal qualities

  • Driven: Completing an apprenticeship requires drive and ambition willing to learn as you go
  • Detail oriented: In highly technical fields such as electrical work, the smallest details can have an enormous impact on everything from health and safety to the overall quality of the finished job
  • Dependable: Completing an apprenticeship is a long process, but by the end of it, by the end the apprentice will have proven their ability to follow through and complete any challenges that have been set
  • Willingness to learn and get involved…and to get your hands dirty

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you would be perfectly placed to join our maintenance team as a fully skilled maintenance electrician.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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How to apply:

You can find more information & apply for this position on the National Apprenticeship website, which can be accessed by clicking on 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 our Student Services Team on 01539 814700 or by email at

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