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Apprentice Rail Plant Technician (King Transport Equipment)

Apprentice Rail Plant Technician

The King Group of Companies

Job Title:  Apprentice Rail Plant Technician

Location:  King Transport Equipment, Market Harborough (LE16)

Hours:  Monday – Thursday (day shifts), 32 hours per week, actual working times to be agreed with the successful candidate

Rate of Pay:  Up to £5.50 per hour + Outstanding Training

Additional Benefits:  27 days holiday (including bank holidays), Free parking, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance.

Contract Type:  Apprenticeship programme with opportunities for a permanent role upon completion of training

The Company:

The King Group of Companies has been providing transport equipment solutions for more than 60 years and is now part of the Martin Group of Companies. King’s client base includes blue chip companies in the defence, energy and highways sectors.

King Transport Equipment provide a new build conversion and extensive refurbishment service for on-track rail plant including first of class certification, utilising on site test facilities.

The Role:

Due to increasing volumes of work and customer orders, we are looking for a highly motivated, flexible individual who possess an aptitude to develop practical mechanical skills.   Are you a logical thinker with a passion to solve problems, ready to join our team and learn how to refurbish, modify and upgrade road/rail excavators and associated equipment?

You will be working over a 4 day week, Monday to Thursday, with the opportunity to attend college on a block release to work towards NVQ levels 2 and 3 in Construction Plant Engineering.

Skills/Qualifications required:

Ideally you will be joining us from a background where you have an interest or some experience in mechanical or electrical engineering and you should be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Have a high level of accountability and ownership for results and not be afraid to tackle challenging tasks
  • Be a strong team player who can work collaboratively with teams across the organisation
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • A willingness to learn and take knowledge from others.
  • Have a high regard for Health and Safety
  • Have a basic understanding of IT
  • Good general education
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Good attention to detail
  • Willing to work hard and commit to achieving NVQ Levels 2 and 3

Next Steps:

If you are looking for a new challenge and feel you have the skills to take on this exciting role then please either, submit your CV or complete our online operative application form below stating your salary expectations.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from any suitably qualified persons.