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Country:  United Kingdom

West Bromwich, STS, GB

Location details:  West Bromwich
Employment type:  Undefined term
Full-time/part-time position:  Full time
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Apprentice - Electrical Engineer - West Bromwich/Midlands

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. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.


Train to become a Multi Skilled Crane Service Engineer with a world-leading lifting systems Company.

Starting August/September 2021

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment of all makes. The Group has approximately 17,000 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries.


Konecranes global challenge is to get the right people, with the right skills to provide a valuable service for our customers. 100% of our UK Apprentices have gained permanent employment in Konecranes, after they have successfully completed the Apprentice Programme.


Our UK Apprentice Programme works in partnership with local colleges to train our Apprentices over a 3-year period. Some of our best Technicians and current Senior Managers have come through this programme. Training will be in accordance with the Konecranes Apprentice Training Programme.


First year apprentices will attend the local college for off-the-job training for a year and subsequent training will be through day release in accordance with the Company's Apprentice Training Programme.  You will also attend your local branch during college holidays to help gain further understanding of our business and the nature of the work carried out. At the end of the first year there will be a month-long internal training programme at our UK Training Centre in Banbury, Oxfordshire.


On completion of the training and subject to consideration of ability, aptitude and successful college results it is expected that you will qualify as a Service Technician, with an NVQ Level 2 & 3 in Electrical Engineering and you will be offered a permanent position in the Company. Subject to performance and aspiration, there will be the option to complete a 4th year to undertake a BTEC Higher National Certificate in electrical and electronic engineering.


Paid day or block release for attendance at a local College will be granted for the duration of the apprenticeship, subject to satisfactory results and attendance.  The normal period of training is three years.




  • As your safety comes first
  • We provide excellent training and development opportunities
  • Because you will be working on world class and leading technology equipment
  • We offer you UK and global career opportunities
  • We are profitable and a financially secure business
  • We are a company that welcomes suggestions, ideas and feedback from all its employees
  • We trust in people
  • Over 88% of employees in the annual global employee satisfaction survey would recommend Konecranes as an employer
  • Our research and development and technical support is the best in the industry
  • We offer job rotation globally as part of employee development



  • Safety is the number one priority in your working day
  • Its varied work in numerous different industries, no two days are the same
  • There is ample opportunity for overtime
  • We trust in you to do a good job
  • There is back up support from equipment specialists
  • We give you the correct product specific tools to do the job safely
  • We provide all the necessary personal protective equipment free of charge
  • We offer you a competitive salary and good benefits package
  • You will not be alone, you will be part of the local service team
  • You will have access to a responsive spare-parts back up service
  • You are supported by excellent highly skilled back office colleagues
  • There is a smart and attractive work wear package
  • Company van on 3-year rotational change
  • Good job security for conscientious and loyal employees



  • Minimum 17 years old entry age
  • A minimum of 6 GCSEs and have Grade 6 (or equivalent) or above in the following subjects - Maths, English and a Science

  • Willingness to stay and travel away from home on a regular basis.  This includes being away for blocks of 4 weeks training in our UK Training Centre in Banbury.
  • Willingness to work in other UK districts for periods of time. (Hotel and food subsistence paid for)
  • Punctual and well organised
  • Enthusiastic with a desire to listen, learn, ask questions and be prepared to take on constructive criticism
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team, showing respect for others and listen to instructions from others
  • Practical and logical with a desire for problem solving
  • Able to climb ladders
  • Able to work at heights
  • You must live local/within commuting distance (30 miles) of the Branch location.
  • Good IT skills
  • Driving licence preferred, must be willing to learn to drive and pass driving test within first year of apprenticeship



  • Hours of work 39 per week
  • A commitment to your safety whilst at work and the provision of ongoing safety and technical training
  • Good salary paid monthly
  • 1st Year apprentice rate is £7.35 per hour
  • Thereafter yearly performance rated increases to full Service Technician rate in 4th year subject to satisfactory performance.
  • The apprentice rates are reviewed annually each September
  • College training fees paid
  • The future opportunity to embark upon a Higher National Certificate or even a degree course in engineering, if you have successfully gained the NVQ Level 3 certificate
  • Full tool kit issued at end of first year
  • Company van and mobile in second year
  • Corporate clothing / uniform
  • Contributory pension scheme to commence at the age of 18
  • Life assurance Scheme
  • Holidays 25 days plus 8 bank holidays



Closing date for receipt of applications is 28th February 2021

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 16,000 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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