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Maintanance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship – Level 3



Maintaining the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in the Civil Engineering sector.

Technicians will work on various types of plant and equipment commonly found throughout the Engineering Industry sectors and the Technicians can be expected to migrate through these sectors during the course of their careers.

The Technicians will undertake installation, testing, servicing, removal, replacement, maintenance and repair of a range of equipment, sometimes complex, as part of planned preventative and reactive maintenance programmes. They may also undertake decommissioning activities when plant is being removed from service.

Plant Operation Technicians will undertake the safe and efficient operation of complex integrated energy conversion and production plant and systems. These activities could include plant commissioning, isolation and testing, plant preparation, plant start-up and shut down, monitoring, and controlling plant and dealing with critical operational problems.

They will be responsible for the quality of their own work, possibly others’ and ensuring the work is completed safely, meets stakeholder quality, time and budget requirements, whilst maintaining the efficient running of plant and equipment.


A Technician will understand: first principles relating to the operation and maintenance of appropriate plant and equipment. Relevant industry health and safety standards, regulations, and environmental and regulatory requirements.

Maintenance and operational practices, processes and procedures covering a range of plant and equipment. The relevant engineering theories and principles relative to their occupation.


A Technician will apply their knowledge of plant and systems to safely perform maintenance and operational activities with minimum supervision.
This will require them to: comply with industry health, safety and environmental working practices and regulations. Locate, and rectify faults on plant and equipment, understand and interpret information and work in compliance with technical specifications and supporting documentation.


Typically 3 GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or higher including mathematics, English and science, or equivalent and/or relevant experience.


An excellent salary, 24 days holiday, pension, full training, based at our depot in Edmonton.

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Groundworker Apprenticeships at Galldris

Qualifications and Experience required:

None – Galldris and a training provider will offer the candidate the training required and the qualification of a CSCS card.

On programme

Training will last 18 months. Apprentices are expected to attend all teaching sessions and complete work in their own time. Teaching sessions will be both in the classroom and on site completing practical tasks.

The end-point assessment (EPA) will assess how an apprentice can apply their skills, knowledge and  behaviours acquired in their apprenticeship, through the following three assessments carried out after the  gateway point of the apprenticeship:

  1. Knowledge test – this test will consist of multiple-choice questions on a computer-based platform or paper-based.
  2. Skills test – this test will consist of practical activities to assess the apprentice’s knowledge, skills and behaviours
  3. Professional Discussion – assessed by an  Independent Assessor, this discussion will consist of questions that clarify and probe the apprentice’s knowledge, skills and behaviours based on the portfolio of evidence developed by the apprentice.

Commitment from the Employer and Staff:

During the Apprenticeship programme, 20% of the contracted working hours will be spent on learning and developing the required Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours. This development time will include learning new relevant tasks within their role, embedding the knowledge within their role, practical workplace training, spending development time with their Line Manager, attending online and face-to-face courses and time writing assignments/assessments including directed self-study hours: Evidencing the application knowledge within their working day, Independent study and research, Shadowing colleagues and mentoring, Technical training.


Level 2 Groundworker Apprenticeship Standard & Functional Skills English and Maths Level 1 and/or 2 if applicable.

Description of the role:

An excellent role on offer for a Groundworker looking to join a leading construction company. You will work with experienced tradesmen of a wide range of disciplines, as well as being supported by your Site Manager and the Site team.

The role will require digging the ground, excavating, and concreting the foundations, and building the foundations. For full tasks please see Key Responsibilities below.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Mixing and pouring concrete to construct foundations, beams and slabs.
  • Assisting the setting out engineer for the site.
  • Erecting barriers, fences and safety signs.
  • Assisting an experienced pipelayer in laying underground drainage pipes, constructing manholes, draw chambers and laying underground ducting.
  • Assisting an experienced paver in laying kerbs, slabs, and block paving.
  • Hand excavation of shallow trenches or hand trimming of trenches previously excavated by a machine.
  • Assisting a carpenter in erecting and dismantling Shuttering/formwork

Hire Controller Apprenticeships – Level 2


An excellent opportunity to join our team based at our depot in Edmonton.

This is a 12 month apprenticeship with a starting salary of £16,640, 24 days holiday, pension.

The Hire Controller is key to the success of our organisation and one of the main points of contact for internal and external customers and clients. Hire Controllers have an in-depth technical product knowledge in terms of operation of the equipment, health, safety and environmental considerations and can advise customers on the right plant, tools or equipment for a job and how to use it.

They understand the specific requirements of the sectors in which their customers operate. The role has a responsibility of being one of the main sources of technical advice and instruction for customers and the person responsible for ensuring stock is maintained to the required standard, helping to ensure that all legal, health, safety and environmental requirements are met. They are however supported by the Depot Manager in more complex enquiries and non-standard processes.


  • Providing technical information to commercial construction and domestic customers to help them select and use suitable equipment for the planned activities e.g. Health & Safety in operation, instructions for use, suitability for construction site and project, transportation requirements;
  • Ensuring equipment for hire is compliant with Health & Safety requirements e.g. PAT testing, inspections and operational testing, plant operator site cards;
  • Completing contract documentation at both on-hire and off-hire stages including all legal and health & safety documentation;
  • Processing payments including calculating hire & rental charges (vary depending on domestic or commercial construction clients), damage charges, fraud prevention measures and insurance payments.
  • Being a central point of information for colleagues in terms of stock control, maintenance, staffing (of driver-operated construction plant) and delivery/collection requirements;
  • Handling commercial and domestic customer technical enquiries and complaints.