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Mechanical Apprentice (Oxford)

Date Posted:
10 Sep 2019
Job Type:

We are currently recruiting for a Mechanical Apprentice to join our team in Oxford.

The working hours are Monday - Friday 8:00am - 17:00pm equating to 40 hours per week.

Job Purpose: 

The scope of the tasks will be dependent upon technical / job specification specialisation. You will be reasonably expected to attend and complete relevant NVQ / Training as depicted by your Line Manager. Whilst on site you will be expected to carry out any reasonable labourer task request. You will work towards having the knowledge and building the skills needed to carry out your trade specific tasks. You will gain knowledge and awareness of resource management, customer service, communication skills, health and safety and quality. The need for a sensible, flexible and customer focussed attitude is vital.
Main Duties: 
  • To learn the skills needed to carry out planned preventative maintenance and the fault
  • diagnosis and repair on a variety of mechanical / electrical plant and equipment including:
  • Electrical building tests
  • Electrical / Mechanical plant and equipment fault finding
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning maintenance and fault finding
  • Steam and has heating and ventilation equipment
  • Industrial boilers and associated pumps and controls
  • Domestic hot water and water distribution systems
  • Steam distribution systems
  • Compressed air systems
  • Condition monitoring and thermography
  • General plumbing
Person Specification
  • Studying (or have qualifications) in Maths, English and a Science or craft based 
  • subject to a minimum grade C
  • Articulate, numerate and IT literate
  • Reasonable understanding of FM and Building Services Engineering
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to identify health and safety and environmental issues
  • Have good communication skills
  • Be resilient under pressure and be able to converse confidently with staff, suppliers and customers at all levels
  • 25 Days annual leave
  • Auto enrol pension