Power Systems Apprentice

Ripley, United Kingdom

Job Description



The role of power systems apprentice is focused on supporting the Power Systems Team with their day-to-day duties in base and on site whilst undertaking a level 2 and 3 programme in engineering discipline at Derby College. On successful completion of the apprenticeship, the role will progress into a full time technician position.
Closing date: 08 Aug 2021

Apprenticeship summary


  • Weekly wage

    £161.25 - £313.50
  • Working week

    Working days: Any 5 days out of 7 Working hours:37.5 (additional hours may sometimes be required) Time allocated for lunch:30 minutes Overall weekly hours: 40 including lunch (additional hours may sometimes be required). Shifts TBC Total hours per week: 37.50
  • Expected duration

    48 months
  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2021
  • Date posted

    today
  • Distance

    118.7 miles
  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)
  • Reference number

    VAC001736001
  • Positions

    1 available


To undertake an electrical / mechanical apprenticeship. When not training, your role will be to be part of the Power Systems Team. Daily duties are likely to include:
  • Assisting with regular planned and reactive maintenance of vehicle mounted electrical systems
  • Carrying out testing and inspection of electrical equipment under supervision
  • [CR1] Assisting with manufacture of bespoke electrical items such as cabling and distribution equipment
  • Identification of spares and replacement parts
  • [CR2] Assisting with regular planned and reactive maintenance of electro-mechanical systems, such as generators
  • Assisting with regular planned and reactive maintenance of fixed installations and equipment within properties operated by Cloudbass
  • Record keeping and general admin on behalf of the power systems team as required by the business needs
  • General workshop duties
  • Onsite working to include assisting with inspection and testing of temporary electrical installations (to BS7909) and other roles where appropriate and required by the business
  • Assisting with other workshop and company activities as required by business needs
  • Taking a keen interest in studies to complete level 2 & 3 courses in engineering along with other courses as deemed necessary for the business
The role of power systems apprentice is focused on supporting the Power Systems Team with their day-to-day duties in base and on site whilst undertaking a level 2 and 3 programme in engineering discipline at Derby College. On successful completion of the apprenticeship, the role will progress into a full time technician position. The power systems team design, build, modify and maintain electrical systems in order to provide high quality, reliable and safe power to support the company’s main role providing outside broadcasting facilities to television. Your role will start off by supporting the power systems team in delivering these through a series of planned and reactive maintenance tasks. It is expected that as you progress through an apprenticeship and into full time employment as a technician within the company, you will be able to take on responsibility for larger and more complex tasks with less supervision. You’ll be working on a range of high-end broadcast vehicles, ranging from generator trucks (small power stations that provide a private power supply for broadcasting facilities) to scanners (workspaces where a variety of feeds are mixed together before broadcast) and a range of support vehicles. You’ll also assist with the:
  • design
  • build
  • maintenance of complex electrical systems
  • [CR1]PAT testing, effectively


My aspiration would be to send them on a PAT testing course ASAP in order that any time when there isn’t much going on, they can do some PAT testing [CR2]PAT testing moved upwards.

Requirements and prospects


Desired skills


  • You will need a good aptitude for electrical and mechanical systems, with a keen interest in both the theoretical and practical side of engineering
  • Computer record keeping as well as design are integral to the department’s operations and as such, you will need to be comfortable using a wide range of software in the Microsoft Office suite and keen to learn other software systems as necessary to support the company
  • A full clean (category B) driving licence would be advantageous, and if you do not have one it is essential that you would be willing to achieve this by the end of the apprenticeship
  • Attention to detail and pride in every aspect of your work is essential along with good time keeping and a willingness to learn about other areas of the company and its activities
  • Good communication skills and the ability to interact well with all levels of staff within a large organisation

Personal qualities


None specified.

Desired qualifications


In order to be enrolled on an apprenticeship, you need to have achieved 5 A*-C/9-4 grades at GCSE including English, maths and Science or equivalent.

Future prospects


On successful completion of the apprenticeship, the role will progress into a full time technician position, full time events technician, electrician, maintenance engineer.

Things to consider


No two days are ever the same. We have a great multi-skilled team and support and encourage people to develop their skills and experience.
  • 21 days holiday per year plus statutory and bank holidays. This increases by 1 day per year following three completed years, up to a maximum of 26 days per year
  • 10 days full sick pay in any 52 week period followed by 5 days at half pay
  • Auto enrolment pension scheme
Following successful completion of the apprenticeship:
  • Private medical insurance including optical and dental treatment

About the employer




Cloudbass is an Outside Broadcast facilities provider who provide engineers, trucks, equipment and generators to the live events sector. Our clients include the BBC, ITV and Sky.

Employer

CLOUDBASS MULTIMEDIA LIMITED http://www.cloudbass.com/

Address


Bradley Park Unit 1 High Holborn Road Ripley DE5 3NW

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Training


Training provider

DERBY COLLEGE Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Derby College

Contact

Jay Coxon 01332387420 jay.coxon@derby-college.ac.uk

Apprenticeship - Mechatronics Maintenance Technician (Standard) - Level 3.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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Job Detail

  • Job Id
    JD1789854
  • Industry
    Not mentioned
  • Total Positions
    1
  • Job Type:
    Full Time
  • Salary:
    Not mentioned
  • Employment Status
    Permanent
  • Job Location
    Ripley, United Kingdom
  • Education
    Not mentioned