• Mechanical Technician Apprentice

    Location UK-Gilsland, Brampton
    Requisition ID
    Business Area
    Oil & Gas
    Location Details
    Spadeadam, UK
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
    Close Date (dd/mm/yyyy)
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    Spadeadam Testing and Research Centre carrying out large scale hazardous testing and a range of hazard awareness training. The Mechanical Technician Apprentice (MTA) would undergo a 5 year apprenticeship combining formal training and practical experience.

    It is expected that the MTA would develop to fulfill roles including:

    • Hazard Awareness Course Demonstrations, carrying them out and maintaining the facilities
    • Pressure System, operating and maintaining
    • Testing, support projects engineer

    Reporting to the Leading Technician the MTA will eventually be responsible for both conducting a range of site maintenance task and supporting test work supervised by the relevant Project Engineer.

    The Key Accountabilities of the role will be:

    • Developing the skills required to be an effective Mechanical Technician
    • Performing well in academic work attaining NVQ 3 and an HNC level by the end of the apprenticeship
    • Developing the behaviors that will make the MTA a valued member of the Spadeadam Team

    Position Qualifications

    • Good GCSE results with pass equivalents in Mathematics and English.
    • Good numerical and strong analytical skills
    • Good verbal communications skills.
    • Good practical skills
    • Good writing and skills
    • Flexible attitude to working
    • Full training will be provided to not only enhance practical skills and technical knowledge but also in areas such as safety.

    Competency Requirements:

    • Highly motivated with a flexible and adaptable approach
    • Good organisational skills – with the capability of developing the ability to plan and prioritise own workload and work on own initiative
    • Ability to work pro-actively within a team environment
    • Plans and executes work with required quality and within agreed schedule
    • Able to work on own initiative

    For more details please contact:

    Paul Michael Cronin, Head of Section, Project Enablement, Paul.Michael.Cronin@dnvgl.com, +4402038164483

    Company & Business Area Description

    DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

    We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


    Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

    With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    DNV GL is the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry. We bring a broader view to complex business and technology risks in global and local markets. Providing a neutral ground for industry cooperation, we create and share knowledge with our customers, setting standards for technology development and implementation. From project initiation to decommissioning, our independent experts enable companies to make the right choices for a safer, smarter and greener future.

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