Mechanical Fitter Apprenticeship

Location: Port of Grangemouth

Forth Ports Limited is a dynamic and multimodal ports owner and operator.  We offer a wide range of diverse port related services and help connect the UK with Europe and the rest of the World. 

We are currently looking to recruit a Mechanical Fitter Apprentice to join our busy Engineering Team at our Port in Grangemouth. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join us on a 4 year Apprenticeship Programme where you will have access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities in Maintenance Engineering.

Key Responsibilities

You will build your technical and practical skills through hands on experience working alongside our Maintenance Engineering Team whilst also developing your academic knowledge through college based studies.

You must be comfortable working at heights and in confined spaces in all weathers, with a full appreciation of the importance of maintaining the highest standards of health and safety at all times. 

Year 1 – You will attend full time at a local Further Education College, studying towards an HNC in Mechanical Engineering.   

Years 2 to 4 – You will work with the Maintenance Engineering Team at the Port 4 days each week when you will be trained and mentored by your colleagues.  You will also continue to attend College on a day release basis.

Academic Requirements

Mandatory:  National 5 Mathematics (A-C), National 5 Physics or Chemistry (A-C) or National 5 (A-C) in a Technical subject. 

Higher Grade Mathematics would be advantageous.

You must demonstrate evidence of a practical engineering ability and have a strong interest in developing an engineering career.  

Salary and Benefits

Forth Ports Limited value their employees and offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package, including:

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Annual incremental pay increases
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Annual bonus
  • Contributory pension plan

Application and Selection Process

Please send your CV by email, with a covering letter to  and outline details of any engineering related projects you have been involved in (at home or at school) and why you believe a Maintenance Engineering career is for you.  

Following a screening and shortlisting process, successful candidates will be invited to attend an Assessment Centre Day on Tuesday 1 May 2018.  This will involve mechanical comprehension testing, group exercises, aptitude and manual dexterity testing, a tour of the Engineering area and an interview.

Closing Date: 13th April 2018

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