Trainee Maintenance Engineer *** ON HOLD ***

Starting on a temporary basis (as a probationary period) and moving to permanent position after 12 weeks. This is an excellent opportunity to join a thriving and growing business whose highly trained staff inspect and maintain large industrial water storage tanks across the U.K.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a thriving and growing business whose highly trained staff inspect and maintain large industrial water storage tanks across the U.K. Our client has site crews that travel from their base in North Herefordshire all around the U.K. and generally work away for most of the week, always back at weekends.

If you are successful in your application, you will work through Working Solutions on an agency basis for the first 12 weeks which is the normal probationary period for our client. You will be weekly paid (every Tuesday) and accrue holiday pay from Day 1. The rate of pay will be £9.50 per hour (£18,500 per year).

You will work at height and inside a confined space. Our client provides all training, support, equipment and PPE required. Full initial and on-going training is provided for all aspects of the work including Health and Safety and the use of tools and equipment. You will be working at height and in a confined space, always in a team of two. 

The tanks are drained off by others prior to the team arriving on site, there’s usually some water left in the bottom that is pumped out using the kit in the van. You will then set about refurbishing the tank, it’s not glamorous and can be a dirty job to start. Works can include just clean out, application of paint, application of a liner, valve servicing etc.

Typically, most works take around a week to complete, the fire sprinkler system has to be isolated while the works are completed, having a system off-line for a long period isn’t ideal so it is important to work as efficiently as possible. These tanks are used for fire protection over a variety of sites, from Calor Gas to Airports to retail units including large supermarkets.

Where overnight stay is required there is a high standard for the hotels staff stay in that are paid for by our client. Uniform and PPE is provided FOC. There are requirements for weekend working and night shifts, paid as per below:

Saturdays are paid at time and half. Sundays are paid at double time.Evenings are paid at an hourly rate of time and a half.

There is also a tax free meal allowance which is paid on the 1st of each month: £12.50 a day if you don’t stay overnight; £25 a day if you do stay overnight.

Progression opportunities:

Probation - First 3 months will be a probation period, it gives you and our client a chance to see how you settle into the job. The candidate will be working alongside a Foreman and Engineer, they will show the candidate the techniques and safe working practices of the job.

If everyone is happy after the 3 months the candidate will move onto the Trainee Engineer position paying £22,000 per annum. This is the next step following the probationary 12 weeks and is used as an interim for the less experienced to gain the extra knowledge and training needed to move into a full time Engineers position with a salary of £29,750 per annum.  With further experience and training you may move into a Foreman’s position in future years.

To apply for this excellent opportunity, please send your CV to or call on 01584 877677. Working Solutions are acting as an Employment business on this position and only those candidates able to work in the UK are eligible to apply.

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, or you know a friend or colleague who might be, please contact me for a confidential discussion on your career.

About Us:

Working Solutions are acting as a Recruitment Consultancy working on behalf of our client. Whether you’re seeking a new permanent position or temporary assignment you’ll find us friendly and professional. Located in central Ludlow, Shropshire we focus on jobs in the West Midlands, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Powys and UK-wide. Working Solutions has been established for 25 years and with the best jobs around we are an independent agency working hard for you.

LocationUK wide

Salary£18,500 - £18,500 p/a

RoleTrainee Maintenance Engineer *** ON HOLD ***


HoursFull Time


How to applyPlease Contact Julia Hughes - Senior Recruitment Consultant
01584 877 677

Contact NameJulia Hughes

Tel01584 877 677