Apprentice Field Engineer - SS Group - REF: KA065

Company overview:

SS Group is a mechanical engineering company that manufactures, supplies and installs aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling. The company is an approved installer of door entry/access control systems and provides security solutions for social housing.

Key responsibilities for the role:

SS Group are looking for a motivated individual to add to their extensive team to enhance their workforce.

Assist a lead engineer with:

  • Installing door entry/access control systems
  • Emergency lighting
  • Automatic operators and other specialist services
  • Undergo training and development 

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • Be self-motivated 
  • Have problem-solving skills
  • Have good customer service skills 
  • Be able to distinguish colours to be able to work with colour-coded wiring
  • Have good aptitude for maths
  • Have good communication and reading skills
  • C or above in Maths and English or equivalent

Location: Bickerstaffe (lift available from Kirkby)
Contracted hours: 30+
Hourly rate of pay: Negotiable

How to apply:
1. Download and complete the application form (Word) or download and complete the application form (PDF)
2. Return it via email to

Closing date for applications:
Thursday 11 July 2019

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