Job Vacancy - Advanced Apprenticeship in Mechatronic Maintenance
About our business
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was formed following the merger of Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa in 2017. Together we are creating a leader in the renewable energy industry, to provide cleaner, more reliable and more affordable energy to society, and to create lasting value for all stakeholders. We have installed capacity of 83GW worldwide, €11bn in revenue, an order backlog of €21bn and we operate in over 90 countries.
We are looking for the decision-makers of tomorrow, the talented undergraduates with the ambition to question beyond a textbook and drive to test themselves in the real world. Working within one of our Business Units who manufacture, install and service some of the world’s largest construction projects, you will be provided with real experience and insight of a business and finance role, in a truly global company.
Wind turbines are an investment in the future. Protecting that investment is the responsibility of our highly trained Service personnel, and in the Service environment, experience rules. Over the past 30 years, Siemens have accumulated thousands of hours of Service experience at Inland, Coastal and Offshore sites. From the highly Qualified Technicians to the Senior Engineers monitoring a turbine's condition, it is this track record that makes the difference.
You now have the opportunity to be part of our future by joining our renowned Apprenticeship programme.
What are my responsibilities?
Our Advanced Apprenticeships are site-based and it takes four years to be fully qualified.
Apprentices work towards a technical certificate as well as an employer owned standard Level 3 qualification. You will also be fully trained in all aspects of the Wind Service Industry within the Siemens Gamesa bespoke competency programme.
You will spend the first 22 months with our training provider studying theoretical and practical elements of the Apprenticeship.
For the remainder of the Apprenticeship you will be placed at various wind farm sites gaining valuable experience which will enable you to demonstrate your ability to be a Service Technician.
Some of your day to day duties will include:-
- Maintenance of hydraulic, mechanical and electrical systems
- Troubleshooting and fault diagnosis of hydraulic, mechanical and electrical issues
- Component replacement
- Assisting with completion of documentation relating to above and also health and safety documentation
What do I need to qualify for this job?
Applicants must possess at least three GCSE's at Grade C or above (or equivalent) including:-
- English Language
- Science or Engineering
Or, in the case of those currently studying for their GSCEs, have corresponding predicted grades (NB: failure to achieve predicted grades would result in any offer of employment being withdrawn).
A Level 2 (or equivalent) ICT qualification is desirable.
Other essentials you need to have:-
- Reside within 45 minutes of the relevant site (as contained in the advert header)
- Have a good head for heights
- Be a strong swimmer and prepared to work in a challenging Offshore environment
- Be confident enough to live and work away from home and to be prepared to live alongside your fellow apprentices in the shared accommodation provided by the business
- Pass a pre-employment medical and fitness test before a formal offer of employment is confirmed
- Have enthusiasm in abundance as well as long-term commitment to the apprenticeship and to the business
- Possess a keen interest in engineering and technology
- Have sound manual skills and an interest or ability to work with electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems
- Understand money management
- Have a natural ability to apply care and attention to detail and be able to adhere to health and safety requirements
- Show respect for others
How the recruitment process works
Once the job advert closes we will review all applications and if we think that you’re the right fit for the role, you will be shortlisted and asked to take part in a video interview. If you pass this stage, you will then be invited to join us at our Recruitment Assessment Centre which will take place in either Newcastle or Hull at the end of April 2018. Finally, if you pass this final part of the selection process you will be offered a four year fixed term contract of employment subject to you successfully passing:-
- A practical working at heights test
- A medical and fitness test
You will also need to provide the correct Right to Work documentation and relevant exam certification.