Maintenance Apprentices Fawley


Fawley, HAM, GB

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary


10 opportunities exist to undertake Apprenticeships across three trades: machinery, electrical maintenance and instrument.  Find out more here, http://www.exxonmobil-fawley.co.uk/ !


Learn more about our Fawley site, near Southampton, which is the largest and most technically complex refining and petrochemical facility in the UK, by clicking here: http://careers.exxonmobil.com/en/Locations/Our%20locations/Fawley


The closing date for applications will be at 23:59 on Sunday, 14 February 2021 with the Assessment Centre taking place the week of 19 April 2021. 


Apprenticeship Summary

Working Week

8 am – 4 pm, Mon-Fri; 36 hours per week in first year


Weekly wage


If you like working outside and getting your hands dirty but want to continue with your education then this could be the career for you.

Please note whilst this advert does state a “weekly wage”, you will be paid on a monthly basis; the starting salary is £16,044 per annum


Expected apprenticeship duration

3 years


Important Dates:

Exxon Induction (on site at Fawley) – Monday, 6 September 2021

First Day at SETA – Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Job Role Responsibilities


Machinery Apprentices will work in our workshops and out on the site repairing pumps, compressors, turbines and many other varied machine components. With the foundations of your training in traditional mechanical engineering, you will also use cutting-edge technology to embrace new ways of working.


For Electrical Apprentices, power is the key to everything at Fawley. Without it, we couldn’t do what we do, and as we use as much electricity as the whole of Southampton, we have our own power plant. You will develop skills that range from working with low voltage alarm systems right up to 11,000 volt motors. You’ll gain knowledge of substations, plant areas, switch gears and all the ins and outs of alarm and lighting circuits. All in all, you’ll gain fundamental skills for life in an area that’s fundamental to our business.


Instrument Apprentices will look after some highly complex pieces of kit. At Fawley, we use the latest, automated instruments to keep the oil at the right temperature, the optimum pressure and the correct flow. They are masterpieces of engineering and the technology behind them is always moving forwards, which means everything keeps getting safer and safer. Every day there’ll be new problems to solve, and you’ll need to grab every opportunity you can to learn what’s what. But the payback will be worth it because you’ll be left with skills that will open the doors to any large-scale production facility, anywhere in the world.

Expected Level of Proficiency


A good general education, with a minimum of 5 GCSEs with grades A-C/9-4 are required. 3 of those GCSE subjects must include English Language (Not English Lit), Maths and one Science subject.

Ideally be over 18 with a driving licence and have some Engineering experience, interest or qualification.


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Southampton Engineering Training Association to sit some aptitude tests.


Please list your GCSE scores or predicted scores on your CV or in your cover letter. We will ask for certificates as proof for candidates who reach the Assessment Centre. 

Please note that employer sponsorship of a work visa is not available for this position, because it does not meet the criteria currently prescribed by the UK Government. Further information on UK visa requirements can be found on the UK Government website at www.gov.uk


Conditions of Employment
Successful candidates will be made a conditional offer of employment. The conditions include, but are not limited to: a satisfactory criminal records disclosure; satisfactory employment references over five years (where applicable); verification of qualifications, including any professional accreditation stated in the application; completion of a pre-employment medical, including a test for illicit or unprescribed drugs in accordance with the Company's safety policies; and the legal right to work on the agreed commencement date.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
ExxonMobil and its United Kingdom subsidiary companies, Esso Petroleum Company, Limited, and ExxonMobil Chemical Limited, are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. All applicants are offered equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities during our recruitment processes, therefore, please contact the Recruitment Team if you wish to discuss any particular requirements to enable you to complete our recruitment process.

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