Apprenticeship Modern Apprenticeship Engineering
ENGINEERING MAINTENANCE, CORKERHILL DEPOT
Job reference: SYS-1412
Abellio ScotRail is an equal opportunity employer where every individual is able to succeed and encouraged to reach their full potential within a culture that promotes diversity, inclusion and mutual respect.
We particularly welcome applications from young women of all backgrounds, including black and minority ethnic communities.
We are offering dedicated individuals the opportunity to gain excellent training, leading to the award of Modern Apprentice in Engineering Maintenance. The maintenance depots throughout Scotland are responsible for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of more than 600 vehicles. Vehicle types are varied and include the most modern types of Traction and Rolling stock within the UK. All vehicles are maintained to the highest quality and engineering standards resulting in a challenging working environment. You will work towards your NC and HNC Electrical Engineering Qualification along with associated Vocational qualifications to SVQ Level 3 standard.
You will also work towards and achieve a Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s award, which is an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development including five sections volunteering, physical, skills, expedition and residential. Some of the benefits of those taking part include developing self-confidence and self–reliance, gaining a sense of achievement and a sense of responsibility. You will discover exciting opportunities, make new friends, experience teamwork, problem solving, decision making and develop communication skills. Throughout your apprenticeship and DofE you will be working with an industry recognised assessor and mentors who will provide full support.
We are looking for a team player who is enthusiastic and flexible with a minimum of 4 Standard Grades at Level 3 or above or National 5 Awards in: Maths, English, Physics and one other Technical based subject. At the start of the programme, candidates must be between the age group of 16-23 as this is a requirement for the Duke of Edinburgh programme.
Proficient in oral and written communications skills. Safety awareness with a strong attention to detail and problem solving. An individual with the confidence to communicate your own ideas and an ability to interpret and explain technical information.
This is a 4 year apprenticeship with the 1st year spent in full time study at Forth Valley College. The remaining 3 years will be spent training at Corkerhill Depot with further study on a day release basis. The candidates should achieve HNC, in the event of this not being achieved, they would not be considered for a skilled job within engineering. Please note that engineering assessment, practical tests and interview will be part of the recruitment process. Successful candidates will be asked to commence employment mid-August 2017. These posts work a 35 hour week.
Benefits include contributory final salary pension scheme and free and reduced rate rail travel for you and your family, where applicable.
Selection process: Selected candidates will be invited to attend an assessment centre. If successful the next stage would be an interview. The final stage for successful candidates will be a medical examination and drugs/alcohol screening. Appointees must submit at least two satisfactory references, Disclosure Scotland clearance and complete a six month probation period. Training initially involves a five day Induction training programme including first aid and fire safety.
SAFETY CRITICAL POSTS:
Reference Salary Year 1 £15,430pa
Reference Salary Year 2 £16,525pa
Reference Salary Year 3 £17,943pa
Reference Salary Year 4 £19,359pa
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