Mechanical Maintenance Apprenticeship

Location: Cowdenbeath

Contract: Full-time

Closing Date:

Apprenticeship Specification

The Mechanical Maintenance Apprenticeship includes spending the first year “off the job” at the training providers facility undertaking the SVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations at SCQF Level 5 and the relevant National Certificate qualification. During this period, you will develop new skills including manufacturing, use of hand tools, understanding materials, machining, and hand fitting techniques. From years 2 to 4 you will be given a variety of maintenance tasks, initially shadowing a qualified journeyman you have reached a level of competency on each of the required tasks.  As you progress the tasks become more complex extending to; maintenance and inspection of overhead cranes; pneumatic systems and equipment; pressure test cells and other workshop equipment necessary for our production teams to effectively carry out their work scopes. You will also be exposed to modification and improvement of various Score owned equipment as necessary to meet the changing needs of the business. The fleet of offshore mobile workshops are controlled via the maintenance team and these each need inspected, checked, and refitted on each return from hire. The team also construct new and modified mobile workshops to meet department and client needs. Your academic training will extend to HNC as a minimum. Your experience will be supplemented by additional work-based training courses included but not restricted to Manual Handling, Basic Valve Knowledge, Banksman Slinger, Gantry Crane Operator and Pressure Testing. There may also be a need for additional welding qualifications and coding. 

By the end of year 4 you will have achieved your Modern Apprenticeship and will embark on additional training and development to include specialist experience, allowing you to develop problem-solving abilities and build on your MA training through potential courses. These may include, torque and tensioning, pressure safety valve and MJI training. The maintenance team will be requested to travel to other Score sites to fit out workshops and other equipment as we expand our operations. These opportunities allow individuals to visit other sites as well as being away from home for a few weeks at a time to build confidence and life experiences. Apprentices will be buddied up with senior technicians initially then work at other client premises or other Score worldwide locations. You will grow in confidence and ability during this phase, allowing you to qualify as EngTech on our accredited route via IMechE. 

What skills will I Learn? 

You will be supported each step of the way in developing your skills and knowledge on a wide variety of maintenance work scopes. As you gain experience you will increase in confidence and ability and be able to handle more sophisticated tasks and become more independent in your application of our tried and tested techniques. Mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and other pressurised systems will feature in the competency development opportunities. As your ability and value to the company’s operation increases you will be given opportunities to travel to other locations including UK and overseas. By the end of your training period, you will be proficient in conducting maintenance tasks, assessing the condition of a wide variety of specialist equipment, carrying out repair and refurbishment, conducting re-assembly and testing operations to industrial standards. 

Entry Requirements 

Our preferred applicants will have a minimum of: 

  • National 5 or equivalent in Mathematics and English. 
  • National 5 or equivalent in two from the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Graphical Communications, Art and Design, Craft and Design, Engineering Science or a relevant Skills for Work qualification.  
  • An applicant with a Foundation Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering will have deemed to meet all the above criteria. 

Selection Process

As part of the selection process applicants that meet the above entry requirements will be invited to undertake an aptitude test. Successful applicants will then be taken forward to the next stage of the selection process.