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Experienced Electrical Installation/Maintenance Apprentice

REF No.: EA/2019

Location: Grants Electrical Services, Ballymena

Closing Date: 04/02/2019

Positions Available: 4


Apprentices complete a 4 year Apprenticeship Programme, plus 1 Junior Engineer year, with the aim of becoming a competent and qualified GES Group Engineer. Experienced Apprentices will be assessed, and placed into the programme at the appropriate level for their qualifications and experience.

Apprentices must be able to work in a team, and possess good communication and literacy skills. Apprentices should aim to broaden their knowledge and understanding, and work efficiently and accurately, with a high level of dependability, being able to meet deadlines, complete paperwork, and follow detailed instructions. It is beneficial for Apprentices to have sound IT skills.

Apprentices should demonstrate a keen interest in Engineering and in their studies. GES Group offer advice, guidance, and regular one-to-one mentoring sessions with an NVQ Assessor, as well as a structured review process. Apprentices are expected to participate fully in their own development. Attendance at college and the workplace are equally important. Apprentices are paid to attend college, therefore poor attendance will be taken very seriously. Apprentices are expected to achieve and maintain sound academic standards.

We are specifically recruiting experienced Apprentices, e.g. 2nd, 3rd, 4th year Apprentices. Applications for new 1st year Apprentices will be released in April. GES Apprentices are expected to:

  • Develop suitable skills in all aspects of electrical installation and maintenance - assisting and shadowing competent Engineers with the task at hand, including developing proficiency in the safe use of hand tools and other types of equipment, including: power tools and testing equipment, etc.
  • Complete Job Cards, Time Sheets and other documentation, as required, fully and on time.
  • Communicate with customers and suppliers; including providing good levels of customer service.
  • Repair, maintain, and inspect customer equipment on-site, as required.
  • Be responsible for good Health and Safety practice in the workplace, for both personal actions and omissions that may impact upon colleagues, customers, the public, etc. Young Workers (under 18) must take particular care in an unfamiliar, industrial environment. This is a legal Duty of Care.
  • Ensure workstations, tools, and equipment are maintained in good condition, and that the 5S Housekeeping Policy is maintained.
  • Undertake reasonable Ad Hoc duties, as required, according to the needs of the business. This list is not exhaustive and reasonable duties deemed to be beneficial to the individual or the organisation may also form part of these Roles and Responsibilities.

This role is full time (38 hours p/w) with potential for overtime, and 29 days holiday per year, inclusive of 8 statutory holidays.

Click to download a detailed Job Description and Application Form, or if you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact M Rachel Doherty on 02825 656406, or by email rdoherty@ges-group.com.

Please return completed applications to - Ms Rachel Doherty, 18a Pennybridge Industrial Estate, Ballymena, BT42 3HB or alternatively return applications by email to rdoherty@ges-group.com.

The Application Form download is in PDF format. Application Forms can be sent in Word format by contacting info@ges-group.com. Alternatively, hard copy applications can be collected from our Ballymena Head Office reception.

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Monday, 4th February 2019.

GES Group is an Investors in People organisation and an Equal Opportunities employer.

The Company operates a Workplace Pension Scheme, Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme, Cycle to Work Salary Sacrifice Scheme, and Employers for Childcare Vouchers (eligible after successful completion of 6 month probation period). Employees can avail of free car parking.

Essential Criteria

Applicants must hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C, or equivalent, including Maths, English and at least one Science-related subject. Applicants with A Level passes in Maths, Science, or Technology, or who have some work experience in an Engineering discipline, may be better suited to the programme.

**We are currently recruiting 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year Apprentices/Apprentices with practical experience. Applications for new 1st year Apprentices will be released in April 2019.**

Desired Criteria

The ability to work at heights and/or in confined spaces is a pre-requisite, and applicants must not be colour blind. Due to the nature of the work, applicants must be flexible to work outside of “normal working hours”, if required, and have the ability to travel to work at client locations.

Experience & Skills

We are looking for ambitious, hard-working, and motivated individuals, who are enthusiastic to work within the fast-paced Engineering sector, and who are keen and able to progress to a higher level within their field.