Maintenance Engineering Apprentices

Sheffield, United Kingdom Apply before: Saturday, 27 April 2024

At Gripple Ltd, an employee-owned and B Corp™-certified company and MX Awards Manufacturer of the Year 2022, we design, manufacture, and sell innovative, patented products for the construction, agriculture, solar and infrastructure markets.

We are now recruiting two multi-skilled maintenance engineering apprentices (mechatronics maintenance technician) to join the engineering team on our 2024 Gripple Apprenticeship Scheme, starting in September.

More than a learning experience, life at Gripple is the first step in your future. Every journey is unique and we'll help you find your path and support you in unlocking your potential. Engineering game-changing solutions is in our DNA, and that passion starts with you.

As an apprentice at Gripple, you'll get hands-on training and support from experienced colleagues, playing your part in creating innovative solutions to help our customers achieve more with less.  And importantly, unlike other apprenticeships, when you join the Gripple scheme, you have a permanent job from day one.  That’s our first promise.  Our second promise is that you will have fun, while learning skills and gaining experience that will carry you through your entire career.

Let the fun begin.

What’s it all about?

Based across all our Sheffield sites, the apprenticeship will be for a three-year term, with training provided both internally and externally at AMRC Training Centre (six-month block release) to complete an apprenticeship in Mechatronics Maintenance Technician.

Reporting to an engineering team leader, you will work within the operations department, learning all aspects of the role. Duties you will be trained to do will include the following:

• basic bench fitting
• milling, turning, drilling, welding and grinding
• general breakdown repair
• reading from technical drawings electrical and hydraulic
• basic PLC interrogation
• basic electrical skills
• basic robotic programming

• PLC programming
• electrical fault finding (low and high voltage)
• robotic programming
• electrical panel building
• electrical installations

Working hours 

Mon – Thurs 8.00am - 4.00pm and Fri 8.00am – 3.00pm.

What do I need to offer?To be considered for this exciting opportunity, you must have GCSE Maths and English at Grades C or 4 or above and be:

  • able to work well both independently and as part of a team
  • enthusiastic and pro-active, with a good work ethic, willingness to learn and ability to work on your own initiative
  • numerate and able to communicate both verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner, with a good standard of written and spoken English
  • able to work with people at all levels

To be eligible for a government-funded apprenticeship, you must also have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last three, consecutive years.

What will Gripple offer in return?

As a Gripple apprentice, you will have a permanent job from day one, receiving all the same benefits as every other Gripple employee, including:

  • career support
  • competitive salary - level 3 apprentices receive a starting hourly rate of £9.84, more than 50% greater than the National Living Wage for apprentices of £6.40
  • share ownership scheme
  • generous holiday entitlement – 32 days’ annual leave, increasing with service
  • healthcare - life assurance, private individual health care, permanent health insurance scheme, Paycare health plan, enhanced family policies
  • non-contributory 15% pension scheme
  • gym membership
  • free parking, tea, coffee (and biscuits on a Wednesday!)

Why should I choose Gripple?

Becoming an apprentice at Gripple is just the start of your career journey, but it’s our values that make us a fantastic place to work.  We can’t wait to meet you and show you the Gripple difference, which is embedded in our values:

  • Fun
  • Innovation
  • Passion
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity

Discover life as a Gripple Apprentice

Equal employment opportunity

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued with a sense of belonging. If there are any adjustments that would help your experience with Gripple, please let us know when you apply.

Whilst not mandatory, your completion of the applicant ethnic monitoring form will help us monitor and encourage equality and diversity. The information you provide will be anonymous and kept both confidential and separate to your application.

A polite note for recruitment agencies:We do not accept applicants from recruitment agencies. If we do need support, we will be in touch! 

Before you apply

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