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Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship at JTL

Course description

The JTL maintenance engineer apprenticeship is an Advanced Apprenticeship at Level 3 lasting approximately four years.

As a JTL apprentice you'll be in full-time employment with a local company receiving a decent wage from day one. You'll spend time learning your trade by gaining hands-on experience working on-site with your employer, as well as attending a JTL approved college or training centre to learn the theoretical knowledge you will need.


We have said that the government requires all 'Apprenticeships' to be built around a framework and for the Advanced Apprenticeship, government requires the framework to reflect a higher level of competence and knowledge, namely:


·   An NVQ at Level 3 (the competence part)

·   A knowledge based element at Level 3 

·   Transferable Skills at Level 2

·   Employee Rights and Responsibilities

·   Personal Learning & Thinking Skills

·   Any industry specific requirements 

Course content

Maintenance engineers look after and fix engineered systems inside and outside buildings. The exact job depends on the employer, though all engineers have the skills and knowledge to get the job done properly and safely.

A maintenance engineer will need to be able to:

·   work at height

·   work alone or with little supervision

·   travel

·   build relationships

·   carry out planned maintenance on engineered systems

·   use engineering drawings and documents during maintenance

·   maintain mechanical and electrical equipment

·   maintain workplace environmental control systems, heating and ventilation systems, gas distribution systems and other equipment

·   choose materials and equipment

·   diagnose and fix faults

·   write reports.

To find out more about the industry, go to


·   EMTA Engineering Maintenance NVQ level 3 and EMTA Performing Engineering Operations NVQ level 2

·   Advanced Diploma in Engineering & Technology

·   Level 2 Functional skills (Essential skills in Wales) in Application of Numbers, Communication, IT, Working With Others, and Improving Own Learning & Performing

Entry requirements

There are a few things you need to know before you set your heart on a JTL apprenticeship. They are:

·   You need to be aged 16 to 23.

·   If you’re over 19 your employer may need to put money towards your studies.

·   You can apply for an apprenticeship while in education. But you need to have left before starting with us.

·   You also need an employer before you can start an apprenticeship. Though you can apply before you’ve arranged one.

·   You can’t join the scheme if you’re colour blind. Sorry, it’s too risky for you.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact JTL directly.

Last updated date: 10 January 2017
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