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Country:  United Kingdom

Gateshead, GAT, United Kingdom

Location details:  Newcastle, Sunderland
Employment type:  Undefined term
Full-time/part-time position:  Full time
Workplace Type:  Field Service

Apprentice Engineer

At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive. 

We believe diversity drives business success and is the foundation for our growth. We welcome different backgrounds and skills that enrich our community and we promote a place where we can ALL be ourselves. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.



Starting salary £16,609.00


Do you have a head for heights? Does the idea of maintaining seriously large cranes give you a thrill?


Joining a friendly, inclusive, and highly skilled team, you will learn how to maintain, repair, service, and upgrade our customers' overhead gantry cranes. This is a fantastic opportunity to kick-start your engineering career with great prospects, working for a global company and market leader in our industry.


On completing your apprenticeship, you will secure a full-time permanent position as a Service Technician here at Konecranes.


100% of our UK Apprentices have gained permanent employment in Konecranes, after they have completed our Apprentice Programme, many of which continue to have long and rewarding careers at a variety of senior and global levels. 


On the completion of your apprenticeship, you will have achieved:

  • Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacturing
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance

What will you be doing?

  • Year 1 – full time attendance at a local college or training provider (off the job training)
  • Year 2 and 3 – day release attendance at college, on the job training with additional training at our Banbury Centre

What will you learn?

  • First principles relating to the operation and maintenance of appropriate electrical and mechanical plant equipment, such as motors, switchgear, cables & conductors, pumps, valves, gearboxes, pipework, integrated electromechanical power and control systems.
  • Relevant industry health and safety standards, regulations, and environmental and regulatory requirements
  • Planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance and operational practices, processes and procedures covering a range of plant and equipment
  • The relevant engineering including electrical theories and principles relative to the role of a Service Technician

Entry requirements

  • Minimum 17 years old entry age on the first day of your apprenticeship, 27th August 2024
  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs and have Grade 4/C (or equivalent) or above including the following subjects – Maths, English and a Science
  • Able to climb ladders and work at heights.
  • You must be able to travel to a designated college in your area.
  • You must live local/within commuting distance (30 miles) of the Branch location, (Team Valley, Gateshead)
  • IT skills
  • By the end of the first year of your apprenticeship, you must have passed your driving test.

Closing date to apply 31st March 2024. Depending on the volume of applications the closing date may be subject to change. 




Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 16,900 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance. Konecranes is committed to ensuring that all employees and job applicants are treated fairly in an environment which is free from any form of discrimination.

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