Apprentice Electrical Engineer - Dodd Group - REF: 041

Company overview:

"Since 1947 we have been designing and installing Mechanical and Electrical services on Construction Projects in all major sectors.
 

At Dodd Group we are proud of our heritage having remained a family owned business since our formation in Shropshire 70 years ago. Dodd Group has continued to act as a role model within the construction industry as one of the country’s leading Mechanical and Electrical Contractors. We have the technical background and in house expertise to design, install and maintain buildings to the highest standard, coupled with a wealth and tried and tested procedures and processes to ensure safety, quality and value.
 
Dodd Group has kept customer satisfaction a priority with a non-confrontational, can-do approach ensuring exceptional levels of repeat business. The family values instilled within our company also ensure that we make a real difference to the communities which we operate, creating long term employment and training opportunities.
 
Today Dodd Group has more than 800 employees, 16 offices and a turnover exceeding £150 million.
 
Our apprenticeship programme is structured to ensure you learn the right skills and gain project experience to pursue a successful career in the building services industry. Attendance at a local technical college on a day release basis will be organised to gain both Ordinary National Certificate (ONC) and Higher National Certificate (HNC) qualifications across four years in Building Services. A National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) will be completed alongside your apprenticeship to demonstrate you have the suitable skills, knowledge and understanding to carry out the necessary tasks associated with your particular job role."

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Must be able to complete an apprenticeship standard in Ordinary National Certificate (ONC) in Building Service, Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Building Services, Level 3 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)
  • Be in full-time employment
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualifications
  • Get hands-on experience to help you develop the skills you need to kick start a successful career
  • Preconstruction, estimating tender opportunities from existing and potential new clients
  • Design, including co-ordination with other major trades
  • Contract negotiations
  • Planning / Programming
  • Procurement of materials / equipment and sub-contract packages
  • Gaining site experience both from an installation and management perspective
  • Management of electrical construction projects through to testing and commissioning
  • Electrical services experience
  • Managing and forecasting spend on projects against the order value

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • Qualifications required/predicted ive GCSE’s Grade 5 and above, including Maths and English
  • Excellent time keeping
  • Good communication skills
  • Have attention to detail
  • Excellent attendance record

Location: Merseyside                                        
Contracted hours: 40                               
Hourly rate of pay: Apprenticeship rate 

Closing date: Monday 10 August 2020

How to apply: 
1. Download and complete the application form 

2. Include the job reference you are applying for in the subject box of an email and send it to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

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