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Maintenance Apprentice (Electrical / Mechanical)

Barts Health NHS Trust
£17,743 to £21,100 per annum inc (Annex 21)
Closing date
23 May 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mechanical Apprentice to join our busy maintenance team in the Estates Department at the Whipps Cross Hospital. An Apprenticeship is a paid job where you learn and gain valuable experience. Alongside on-the-job training from their colleagues, apprentices spend at least 6 hours of their working week learning and studying towards their Apprenticeship through their College, University or Training Provider. By the end of your Apprenticeship, you'll have the right skills, knowledge and behavior needed for your career as mechanical craftsperson. The job is based at Whipps Cross Hospital but may be required to work at other hospitals and health care premises within Barts Health NHS Trust.

This is a Band 2 role under Annex 21 of AFC leading to a Level 3 Apprenticeship qualification. Pay is determined as a percentage of the pay for qualified staff and Annex 21 is applied.

If you believe that you have the qualities that the Trust is looking for to join the Trust in this critical role then please contact us to discuss the role.

Barts Health NHS Trust is one of the largest Trusts in the country. Our mission is to provide excellent healthcare for our patients through excellence in research, education and training. We are passionate about the quality of care we deliver and are looking for staff who can be developed and align with the Trust Vision and Values

Main duties of the job

To undertake the maintenance and servicing of a wide range of electrical / mechanical equipment and electrical / mechanical systems within an acute Hospital.To undertake a selected engineering apprenticeship training programme with an approved training provider/college appropriate for learning knowledge, skills, and behaviours for the job role.To carry out work allocated to a high standard, ensuring it is carried out in strict compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act, and any other relevant legislation covering safety in the workplace for self and others.In conjunction with the lead skilled operative required to work on his/her own initiative, within the standard operating procedures and prioritise the work schedule.To maintain good working relationships and communicate effectively, especially on the routine technical information with the recipients who may not be specialists in the technical field.The post holder might be required to work across the Trust, at any time throughout the duration of his/her contract, which may entail travel and working at different hospitals

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Have suitable qualifications to be accepted on an NVQ level 3 an Advanced Level Engineering Apprenticeship.
  • 4 GCSE at grades A-C or equivalent including Maths & English.



  • Interest in Electrical / Mechanical Engineering


  • Work experience in the Electrical / Mechanical engineering.



  • Self-motivated with a strong desire for long term study.


  • Some knowledge or exposure to Electrical / Mechanical engineering.
  • Able to use IT for reporting and maintaining records.
  • Knowledge of health and safety awareness and safe working practices.



  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be able to use/be familiar with portable hand tools.
  • Have good organisational skills. Physically fit and able to work with hand tools.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Ability to follow procedures.



  • Committed to equality and diversity.
  • Committed to taking personal responsibility.
  • To travel and attend training courses as part of the Apprenticeship scheme and complete coursework on time and to a high standard.
  • To corporate with external/internal training providers.
  • Maintain and be responsible for work details to document experience.

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Whipps Cross University Hospital


E11 1NR

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