Job Title: Apprentice Mechatronics Engineer
Location: Great Western Hospital - Swindon, Swindon SN3 6BB
Working Week: 37.5 hours a week
Salary: Up to £10,553 per annum plus benefits & 25 days annual leave
Apprenticeship Qualification: L3 Engineering Technician (Mechatronics)
Expected Apprenticeship Duration: 42 Months to end point assessment.
Progression Opportunity: Into a Mechanical, Electrical or Multi-Skilled Engineer role at Great Western.
Serco delivers vital healthcare support services around the world - from the operational management of hospitals to the optimisation of patient experience and flow. Our experience reaches across acute, community, primary and private healthcare, increasingly with voluntary and social care partners.
Here at Serco we are looking for an Apprentice Mechatronics Engineer to join our team at Great Western Hospital Swindon.
We provide a FM contract which includes a variety of Hard FM services including Electrical and Mechanical Engineering/Maintenance of the hospital estate. In addition to this we provide a number of Soft FM services including Housekeeping & domestics, portering and catering.
To complete an approved apprenticeship with the aim of carrying out preventative and reactive maintenance activities to items of heating, cooling, ventilation, AHU's, Chillers, hot and cold water plant, BMS, control systems, Macerators, Pumps
- To work on Mechanical, Electro mechanical and control systems under supervision and as part of progression/training.
- Fault finding and rectification of plant and equipment under supervision and as part of progression/training.
- Maintain records of tools and spares and report this as required.
- To understand and work within the Health and Safety standards set by the business.
- Will work towards achieving a recognised Qualification with the aim of becoming a qualified Mechatronics Engineer; namely an Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship lasting approximately four years, with an Intermediate level achieved after approximately two years.
- Maintain knowledge of current and new legislation.
Serco has a strong commitment to apprentices and training and as a successful Serco apprentice, you will be provided with unparalleled support throughout the duration of your programme. You will develop the skills you need for the job by working alongside your colleagues and getting hands on experience.
About the role
You'll be contribute towards the delivery of a safe and secure environment for patients, staff and visitors within our contract at Great Western Hospital Swindon. You'll assist in maintaining high standards of courteous interactions with all individuals including patients, staff, Trust staff and Serco Colleagues - whilst complying with health and safety, environmental, sustainability and building regulations and standards including specific healthcare requirements.
You'll demonstrate a range of fundamental skills including the interpretation of technical specifications. You'll respond to reactive maintenance issues, including carrying out repairs, fault finding, servicing commissioning and maintenance, seeking to support the return of plant, building services and systems back to being fully operational at the earliest opportunity
As part of our apprenticeship scheme you'll be enrolled on Engineering Technician (Mechatronics) qualification (delivered by New College Swindon). You'll also have access to a treasure trove of development opportunities and enjoy the full training, support and encouragement of our super-friendly team.
To be successful in this role you will need to be organised, able to deliver first class customer service with strong communication skills. The role requires you to be able to balance conflicting priorities to ensure effective service delivery so you'll need to be comfortable managing multi task at once.
You'll demonstrate a willingness to learn and develop your skills and knowledge as outlined in the Apprentice Standard whilst having a keen eye for detail within your work. Lastly you'll need to have a GCSE grade 5 (C in old scale) in Maths and English and Science alongside 2 additional subjects or functional skills level 2.
Meaningful and vital work: Working within Estates at Serco means that you'll play a critical role in ensuring that patients continue to receive the support that they need 24/7.
A world of opportunity: It takes a diverse team to support a hospital and our Apprenticeship Programmes encourage internal advancement and active support is given to all employees' Continuous Professional Development, you'll find all the opportunity you need to evolve your career.
Great people: Hospitals are busy places and you will find yourself interacting with staff, patients, visitors and of course your supportive team.
Things to consider:
You will be subject to Occupational Health Screening
You will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including healthcare PPE as appropriate.
You will be subject to online assessments as part of the assessment process
Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.
At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly a Disability Confident level 3 employer and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.
At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.