Systems Technician Apprenticeship (Wales)

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution

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Would you like to play a part in helping save lives at sea?

We are looking for a unique individual to join our Coastal Maintenance Team in the West and become an integral part of the team. This is an exciting opportunity to work and train with our System Technicians, to repair and maintain our fleet and ensure its availability 24/7, providing support to RNLI staff and volunteers across Wales and the Isle of Man.

This highly motivated individual will undertake a four year engineering technician apprenticeship with the RNLI at the West Regional Base located in St Asaph.

The apprenticeship will commence in September 2018. It will involve study at Rhyl College, attending class and equipment specific technical courses at the RNLI College in Poole, and working alongside experienced technicians on all classes of lifeboat and associated plant throughout Wales and the Isle of Man and occasionally other parts of the UK and Ireland.

You will learn about assembling, installing, repairing, modifying, diagnosing and maintaining different types of marine engines and associated drive systems. Additionally you will learn about electrical, electronic, hydraulic and auxiliary systems as installed in various classes of lifeboats. You will also experience work on our large fleet of launch equipment and lifeguard support equipment, which includes patrol vehicles, jet-skis and quad bikes.

When not studying at college, the role often requires you to work away from home at lifeboat stations and other RNLI facilities. This can involve travelling significant distances and working away for up to five days at a time. You will need to consider this carefully as it is an integral part of the role and you must be committed to this pattern of working. You will work alongside an experienced technician and all subsistence expenses are covered.

To apply for this apprenticeship you will need to hold at least GCSE Maths, English and Science (Grade C and above) or evidence of predicted grades. The pay structure is as follows: Year 1: £9,515, Year 2: £12,369, Year 3: £15,223, Year 4: £18,500


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