Sportsafe UK Ltd was founded in 1997. During this time Sportsafe has expanded beyond all recognition from a team of two to now over 90 at five offices in Essex (head office), Wales, Midlands, York and Scotland with international expansion planned during the next two years to Germany, Middle East and Australia. Sportsafe offers international installation, service and sales of sports and fitness equipment to more than 14,000 customers from the Shetland Isles to the South Coast in the UK and as far afield as Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Bangkok, including private schools, sports centres, care homes and more than 100 county councils and fire, police and NHS authorities. The company is ISO 9001, ISO 14001.


Sportsafe UK Ltd





Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Working week

Monday – Friday Hours will vary depending on workload and overtime will be paid where necessary. PER WEEK OVERTIME PAYABLE FOR ANYTHING IN EXCESS

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration

18 months

Possible start date

25 Jan 2017

Date posted

22 Dec 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

You will work within the Engineering team and your responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • To promote a professional company image
  • Carry out service/inspections to a variety of Sports Equipment as instructed and as per training given
  • Carry out repairs to a variety of Sports Equipment as instructed and as per training given
  • Ensure vans are fully stocked at all times with a selection of spares that may be required, following correct van stock processes.
  • Maintain well-being of company vehicles as instructed at all times in company handbook. Ensure any van you drive is fully signed and van checked in and out from you. Ensure you allocated vehicle is weekly van checked. Regional engineers to ring Team Leaders weekly with van update and all to report and van issues appropriately
  • To ensure customer satisfaction of service offered, to make contact with correct contact on site at each service visit to build customer relations, to go over works carried out or recommendations made to ensure customer is clear and happy
  • To follow correct computer reporting processes as per training given
  • To follow the correct reporting processes for returns, ie. jobs not done or completed against run sheets or non-attendance due to absence. In case of absence, engineer to advise each site of non-attendance
  • To ensure briefing processes are followed correctly and job parts are checked against corresponding job sheets

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You must be efficient and organised in your work, have reasonable computer skills and be willing to learn
  • should demonstrate a high level of attention to detail and have good practical skills
  • Be able to follow instructions

Personal qualities

  • You will need to be personable and have good customer relation skills as you will be the face of the company to our customers.
  • A friendly and flexible outlook with a willingness to go the extra mile for the team and for our customers
  • You must be a team player
  • Fast Learner
  • Calm under pressure
  • Confident
  • Friendly
  • Determined

Qualifications required

Good level of Maths and English

Future prospects

Training towards a full-time position as a Fitness Engineer and the opportunity to expand your role into service and repair of all sports equipment.

Things to consider

You must be willing to travel and stay away as necessary within the UK. Support the team in meeting daily targets Valid full Driving licence and at least 3 years experience of driving would be an advantage. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour from 1st October 2016. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

Training provider

The Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Maintenance Intermediate Apprenticeship course is designed to give you the relevant training and education required to become a successful employee within the engineering maintenance and installation industries.

Core Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Maintenance Intermediate Apprenticeship units:

  • Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety Requirements
  • Using and Interpreting Engineering Data and Documentation
  • Carrying out Engineering Activities Efficiently and Effectively
  • Handing Over and Confirming Completion of Maintenance or Installation Activities
  • Carrying out Fault Location on Mechanical Equipment
  • Carrying out Maintenance Activities on Mechanical Equipment

Optional units:

  • Restoring Mechanical Components to Usable Condition by Repair
  • Carrying out Scheduled Maintenance Activities on Mechanical Equipment

As part of the Apprenticeship framework, you will also study Employment Rights and Responsibilities, and Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT.

Apprenticeship framework

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