We're the charity who look after and bring to life 2,000 miles of waterways across England and Wales, because we believe that life is better by water.
Every role across the Trust plays it's part in transforming our canals and rivers into spaces where local people want to spend time and feel better, bringing wellbeing benefits to millions.
As part of our commitment to the long term maintenance and restoration of the waterways, we are looking to recruit a Mechanical & Electrical Apprentice.
As an apprentice, you will learn specialist skills in both a classroom and practical setting. Upon completion, you will be considered for any progression job vacancies to continue your career with the Canal & River Trust.
What skills and abilities do I need to already have?
An interest in fixing rather than throwing away, someone who is not scared to take things apart and figure out how it works, with a view of putting it back together again (working where possible!). Use of handtools ranging from spanners and sockets, to drills and power tools. An understanding of basic electrical principles taught at GCSE Physics would be advantageous, for example: electro magnets, current flow, ohms law.
What skills should I be keen to develop?
Electrical/electronic knowledge, hydraulic principles, safety standards, fault finding and diagnosis skills.
What qualifications or experience do I need to already have?
Basic level of fault diagnosis, examples could include push bike repair, computer repair, household appliance repair etc. A-C Maths & English desirable but not mandatory for the right candidate.
What qualifications or experience would potentially help me more?
In addition to your Apprenticeship salary progression, we have many other valuable benefits available to employees, these can be found here https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/about-us/work-for-us/our-benefits. In addition to those you will have a wonderful opportunity as a Trust Apprentice to;
At the Trust we care passionately for our waterways, and as importantly, for those who look after and use them. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do as a Trust.
We are striving to represent the diverse communities that we are a part of. All candidates will be treated on the basis of their merits, skills and abilities and solely by being assessed against the requirements for the job.
Click Apply. Complete your Applicant Profile and ensure that you complete our Application Form (required). You are not required to submit a CV, but you must submit an Application Form. Top Tip - Only complete work experience section of application form if you have any. Please make sure you complete the Personal Statement section of our application form & explain why you would like to work at the Canal & River Trust.
Should we receive a sufficient number of applications. The vacancy may be closed to applications earlier than the date on the website. So we encourage you to submit your application at the earliest point.