Six trainee plant fitters sought for inaugural apprenticeship scheme28th Dec 2016

Apprentice plant fitters are being sought by Jones Bros as the firm launches a new qualification.

Six places are being offered on its inaugural plant fitter apprenticeship scheme.

Successful applicants will have an opportunity to work towards a Level 2 Diploma in construction plant or machinery maintenance.

The apprentice plant fitters will receive training in the safe and correct operation of construction plant and/or agricultural machinery.

They will also learn about all aspects of routine maintenance, as well as the diagnosing and repair of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical failures.

And permanent jobs at the company are available for trainees who successful complete the programme and qualify.

Richard Owen, training manager at Jones Bros, said: “This is a completely new addition to our apprenticeship and training scheme and we’re very excited about it.

“The programme will also include an element of operating plant machinery, though the focus is very much on routine maintenance, diagnosing and repairs to the machinery.

“Although we’re keen to hear from anyone who wants to progress their career within the industry, a background in either a mechanical or agricultural environment would be advantageous.”

The apprenticeships begin in January 2017 and anyone interested should be aged 18-24, have a full UK driving licence, and be prepared to work away from home, as well as being enthusiastic and willing to learn.

Jones Bros has one of the biggest plant fleets in the UK. Its machinery includes articulated dump trucks; 360 excavators and telescopic handlers.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 20 January 2017.

To find out more click here http://jones-bros.com/careers/current-vacancies/