Apprentice Engineer - Treforest

Pontypridd, Wales, Rhondda Cynon Taff
£15000 - £25000 per annum +
13 Feb 2018
14 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you enjoy fixing machines?

Have you ever thought about working on heavy plant equipment, such as Excavators, Wheel Loaders or Articulated Dump Trucks?

If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Our 4 year Apprentice Programme is designed to launch potential young engineers into the world of Volvo Construction Equipment, and is recognised as the best grounding a person can get in this industry in the UK.

As an Apprentice Engineer, you will be working with the internationally recognised and market-leading Volvo Construction Equipment brand, this Apprenticeship will give you the skills to grow your ability and confidence. If you are looking for a career with genuine opportunities to progress your career then we are a company that wants to help you, guide you and inspire you to achieve your full potential.

All of our leaders are committed to developing you, coaching you and celebrating your success. You will receive appropriate support, development and training in order to nurture an environment where innovation and creativity can grow.

Recruitment takes place through the first half of the year with an interview, followed by a visit to the College during which there is a further interview and aptitude tests, as well the opportunity to see the College and meet the tutors. The programme is a blend of work-based experience, online training and residential training at the College.

At the College, you will study and work alongside Apprentices from other companies and as you are representing SMT GB, would be expected to achieve the very best results you can. The format and content of the course will instil a positive attitude to safety while equipping you for your career with us in the construction equipment industry.

Apprenticeship | Apprentice | Training | Education | Volvo | Construction | Equipment | Engineer | Machinery | Plant Engineer | Heavy Plant | Mechanical

Essential Skills

  • GCSE or equivalent passes in Maths and English
  • Be aged 16 or above at the time of starting employment
  • Team work, initiative and self-motivation
  • Communication and problem solving mind-set
  • Basic computer skills
  • High standards and attention to detail
  • Responsible, reliable, honest and trustworthy
  • Possess a mechanical and practical ability

Desirable Skills

  • Past relevant mechanical experience
  • GCSE or equivalent passes in Science and/or Design & Technology
  • Hold a full driving license
  • Residing within a ten mile radius of the Depot


Competitive rates of pay, Company Bonus Scheme, Employee Discounts, Tool Kits, Pension Scheme, Life Insurance, Medical Cash Plan, On-site Medicals, Work Wear, 30 days holiday, rising to 35 days with service (including bank holidays).

About Company

SMT is a premium distributor and aftersales partner for Volvo Construction Equipment.


We create value by providing sustainable and integrated solutions for the heavy equipment and transport industries across Europe and Africa.


We are the industry leader with state-of-the-art products and services that maximizing the benefits for all stakeholders.

We are a great place to work, with highly skilled teams that are inspired and dedicated to helping our customers succeed.

We are the partner of choice for our customers throughout the lifetime of their equipment.

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