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Newport Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeship 2020


Newport, NWP, GB

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary

We are currently recruiting Engineering Apprentices to join our maintenance team here at ExxonMobil Newport. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a fast-paced and varied engineering environment where we take pride in our safety performance. You will be maintaining the plant and equipment at one of Europe’s premier Thermoplastic Vulcanisate plants, which provides raw materials to the global automotive industry.

Engineering apprenticeships are four-year schemes that will help you achieve a variety of qualifications. You will aim to achieve an  Apprenticeship, an NVQ Level III and a Higher National Certificate in your chosen discipline.  The first year is spent full-time at Newport and District Group Training Association (NDGTA) and the remaining years are spent on site at ExxonMobil gaining first-hand experience of your chosen trade whilst attending college on a day release basis.

The starting annual salary in year one is £15,000 (paid on a monthly basis) and increases with each year of the apprenticeship.

For more information, please visit www.jobs.exxonmobil.com and search for “Newport Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeship” in order to apply from a desktop computer or scan the QR code below to go straight to the application form and send the link via SMS or Social Media from your mobile or tablet.

If you have any questions about the Recruitment Process or the Apprenticeship, please contact us at: uk.recruitment@exxonmobil.com

Closing date: 10 May 2020 with face-to-face interviews commencing in June 2020.

Job Role Responsibilities

The disciplines on offer for our 2020 Apprenticeship Scheme intake are:
Electrical Apprentices will develop skills that range from working with low voltage alarm systems right up to 11,000 volt switchgear. Power is the key to everything at Newport. Without it, we couldn’t do what we do. You’ll gain knowledge of automation, substations, robots, motors, control gear and all the ins and outs of alarm and lighting circuits. You will learn how to maintain electrical systems and diagnose faults using a multitude of test equipment. You will be challenged to develop solutions that keep the power flowing to our critical equipment. All in all, you’ll gain fundamental skills for life in an area that’s fundamental to our business!

Mechanical Apprentices will develop skills that range from machining blades to rebuilding and installing industrial granulators. You will be responsible for the safe assembly, maintenance and troubleshooting for a multitude of fixed and rotating equipment, learning all the ins and outs as you go. You will gain knowledge of pumps, piping, extruders, failure mechanisms, benchfitting and much more. You will be challenged to design and construct solutions to complex problems and to improve our proactive maintenance. You will inherit skills that will provide opportunities at many large-scale production facilities all around the world.

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.

Expected Level of Proficiency

Applicants should:

  • Have, as a minimum, five passes at GCSE, grades A-C (achieved or predicted), including the following subjects:
    • English Language
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • A technical subject such as CDT, Graphic Communications, Engineering Science or Product Design
  • Be enthusiastic and determined to succeed
  • Self-motivated to ensure college deadlines are met
  • Have an inquisitive nature
  • Have a hands-on approach and a practical mind
  • Evidence of practical skills or hobbies to demonstrate this would be an advantage


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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