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Apprentice Plant Maintenance Fitter Vacancies; Chesterfield, Doncaster, Nottingham, Leeds and Sheffield

Champion Hire

About Champion Hire: Providing superior plant and tool hire services since 1968. Champion Hire is an independent company that was founded on the core values of providing a friendly and responsive customer service.

Positions Available: Apprentice Plant Maintenance Fitters at all five locations

Start Date: September 2024, ready for a new academic year. An earlier start date may be possible but it will depend on age and experience.


  • Chesterfield Depot: Brimington Road North, Whittington Moor, S41 9BE
  • Doncaster Depot: Churchill Road, off Wheatley Hall Road, DN1 2TF
  • Nottingham Depot: Bessell Lane, Stapleford, NG9 7BX
  • Leeds Depot: 44 Knowsthorpe Lane, Cross Green Industrial Estate, LS9 0PF
  • Sheffield Depot: 229 Carbrook Street, Carbrook, S9 2TE
  • Working Hours: 7:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (40 Hours). No evening or weekend work.

    Job Responsibilities:

     Daily duties and responsibilities to include:

    • Maintenance, serving and repair of typical construction site equipment. This includes Mini-excavators, Dumpers, Rollers, Wacker Plates, Disc cutters & Power Tools.
    • Documentation and filing of performed checks.
    • The role will be predominantly Depot based, however, shadowing of a Fitter for on-site callouts will be a part of your progression.

      Apprenticeship Training:

      • Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you will receive an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Land-based Service Engineering;
      • Functional skills in maths and English (if required);
      • Apprentices will attend Askham Bryan College in York on block release. There will be 10 study blocks each academic year which are Monday to Thursday, 9-4pm;
      • It is expected that the Apprentice will either commute daily to college or stay in catered campus accommodation. All associated expenses will be covered by Champion Hire.
      • The Apprenticeship will take 2 years to complete. October 2024 to October 2026.
      • Required Skills:

        • Good communication
        • Attention to detail
        • Problem solving
        • Team work
        • Initiative
        • Highly motivated
        • Willing to learn
        • Important Considerations:

          This is a hands-on physical role, maintaining and repairing items of plant and a variety of petrol, diesel and electric powered equipment. The role will include working both inside and outside.

          Required Qualifications:

          • GCSE or equivalent English, Grade 4
          • GCSE or equivalent Maths, Grade 4
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