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    Apprentice Plant Fitter

    Job Type:

    Full time




    Job Description:

    Ferns Group are a family run business with over 25 years’ experience as an established Utilities and Reinstatement company, specialising in Telecoms Civils, and tailored reinstatement services.

    Our Mission is “to be the preferred choice in our field by adding value to our business partners without compromise to quality, safety or the environment.”​

    As an Apprentice Construction Plant Fitter, you will undergo comprehensive training to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for maintaining and repairing construction plant machinery and equipment. This apprenticeship offers a hands-on learning experience within the construction industry, focusing on mechanical systems, hydraulics, and electrical components. You will work alongside experienced professionals to gain practical insights and technical expertise, ensuring the safe and efficient operation of construction machinery.

    Key Responsibilities:

    1. Learn to inspect, diagnose, and repair a variety of small construction plant machinery, including, saws, core drills, trench rammers, pedestrian rollers and mini diggers.

    2. Assist in performing routine maintenance tasks such as oil changes, filter replacements, and lubrication to ensure equipment longevity and optimal performance.

    3. Study schematics, manuals, and technical documentation to understand the mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical systems of construction machinery.

    4. Develop proficiency in using hand tools, power tools, and specialised equipment for maintenance and repair tasks.

    5. ssist in troubleshooting aAnd resolving mechanical issues, including engine failures, hydraulic leaks, and electrical malfunctions.

    6. Follow safety protocols and procedures to prevent accidents and injuries while working on construction sites or in workshop environments.

    7. Collaborate with senior fitters and supervisors to prioritise work orders, schedule repairs, and coordinate maintenance activities.

    8. Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities, equipment history, and parts inventory to support efficient workflow and documentation compliance.

    9. Participate in training programs and educational courses to enhance technical skills and stay updated on industry advancements.

    10. Demonstrate professionalism, punctuality, and a willingness to learn throughout the apprenticeship program.

    Skills and Qualifications:

    1. GSCE Maths and English at least grade 4.

    2. Strong mechanical aptitude and interest in construction machinery.

    3. Basic understanding of electrical and hydraulic systems is advantageous.

    4. Ability to follow instructions, work independently, and collaborate effectively in a team environment.

    5. Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

    6. Physical stamina and agility to perform manual tasks and work in various weather conditions.

    7. Good communication skills to interact with colleagues and supervisors.

    8. Willingness to adhere to safety regulations and protocols at all times.

    9. Enthusiasm for learning and developing technical skills in a hands-on environment.

    10. Commitment to completing the apprenticeship program and pursuing a career in construction plant maintenance.

    Ferns Group are dedicated to diversity in the workplace and committed to treating all our employees and job applicants equally. We embrace equal opportunities, including working with the prison service, and are opposed to discrimination on any grounds.

    All applicants must have rights to work in the UK and be willing to undertake the relevant pre-employment screening checks should your application be successful.