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Engineering Maintenance Apprentice

Donaldson Timber Engineering

This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual who has a genuine interest in Mechanical Engineering and is looking to build their career in this sector. This role is based at our Ilkeston site, however the successful candidate will have to be willing to travel as the initial training will be held in Nottingham.

Apprenticeship Summary



Working week

Monday - Thursday, 08.30 - 17.00 and Friday - 08.30 - 16.00

Expected duration

42 Months

Possible start date


Date posted


Apprenticeship level


Reference number




What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Planned and non-routine mechanical maintenance
  • Contributing to the installation and commissioning of new equipment
  • General site maintenance – daily, weekly, monthly checks
  • Planning workload, to ensure priority of outstanding faults are rectified within agreed timescales and compiles daily maintenance checks
  • Providing assistance and working flexibly with site staff and contractors

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • One day at DCG and the rest of the week at the work place

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The role could progress into more senior position and the potential to look after other sites within DTE

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills Attention to detail Customer care skills Team working Initiative Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

•30 days holiday as standard but additional days for service (1 day for every 5 years), salary sacrifice pension, enhanced paternity pay/leave, newly launched employee perks to purchase (buy/sell holidays, critical illness cover, dental/health care plans, restaurant discount cards, cycle to work scheme etc). If we are interested in taking your application further, you will receive an email from a derby college email address Please make sure that you check your inbox as well as your spam/junk folders so you do not miss out on the opportunity to apply. We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the specified closing date should we receive sufficient applications. In order to avoid missing an opportunity to apply please submit your application as early as possible.

About the employer

Donaldson Timber Engineering Ltd (DTE) is the UK's largest and longest established manufacturer of structural timber components, with nine branches across the UK and over 30 years of experience. We supply a full range of precision-engineered timber products, including roof trusses, open web joists, and site-ready I-joists. All of our products are made using legal and sustainably-sourced timber, one of the most environmentally-sound standard building materials. As part of the Donaldson Group of companies, we pride ourselves on our values of always putting customers at the core of everything we do, our integrity, our people, delivering sustainable financial and environmental performance and we embrace the future through our proud family heritage of over 150+ years.


Donaldson Timber Engineering


Hallam Fields Road



Training provider




Apprenticeship Advanced

Engineering technician (level 3)