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Apprentice Pump Fitter

Business Unit:
Pump Rental Solutions
Salary Details:
£5.94 to £7.20 dependant on individual circumstances
Advertising End Date:
30 Nov 2017
Our Business Unit

Founded in 1946, Selwood is now a £50m turnover company employing 500 staff throughout its nationwide network of branches and is one of the largest privately owned companies serving the Water, Environmental and Construction industries.

Selwood has developed a specialist pump hire division and is currently the No. 1 Pump Hirer in the UK with an unrivalled depth of technical pumping expertise and the largest and most modern fleet.

With a foundation of 70 years within our industry, Selwood continues to be an innovative business responding to meet the needs of our clients with cutting edge approaches to customer service, product development, manufacture and service.

About The Role
As part of our ongoing committed to the development of individuals we are delighted to offer an Apprenticeship, which will run in conjunction with the NVQ in Plant Maintenance, and will be supported by our Edinburgh team who hold a wealth of expertise within our field.
This is an ideal opportunity for an individual to gain a strong industry qualification whilst being supported with practical on the job training on our fleet of both diesel and electrical pumps.

        Position Purpose:         

  • To complete an apprenticeship in Plant Maintenance and NVQ level 3 (diploma)

  • To actively put into practice workshop and college based knowledge and learning in order to service, repair and maintain a range of plant, pumps, small tools and ancillary equipment.


    Previous experience or a keen interest in engineering, mechanical or a similar industry.             

    Scope of responsibilities:

  • Perform repairs, service or preventative maintenance on equipment as directed by the Foreman to the standards and timescales required
  • Carry out work in compliance with recommended manufacturers’ procedures.
  • To understand, interpret and work to the relevant instructions and technical information available.
  • To communicate accurately with immediate supervisor, work colleagues and customers alike
  • Maintain a clean and tidy work area, on both Selwood and customer sites.
  • Ensure understanding of customer's regulations prior to entering sites, and maintain compliance at all times.
  • Promote the Company at all times in a professional, customer-focussed manner.
  • Keep small tools and equipment in good condition, store in correct place when not in use, report defects to Branch Manager.
  • To comply with all PPE and Environmental regulations and requirements.
  • To ensure all Company QHSE procedures are complied with.
  • Carry out all given tasks as set out in The Company Policy procedures.  Those applicable to be detailed by your Branch Manager.

           Additional Requirements

  • To attend college in accordance with college and CITB requirements and complete your learning log and college work to the required standard and deadlines. 
  • College attendance may be day release or block release so nights away may be required.

The main responsibilities are outlined above. This is not a definitive list and other tasks / activities may be necessary, as the Company’s commercial activities require.

What Selwood Can Offer You
Selwood are pleased to offer increased rates for our apprentices above current government guidelines, Pension scheme, 24 days holiday Bank Holidays, Childcare voucher Scheme and free onsite parking. Monday to Friday 40 hours per week.

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