Thornton-Cleveleys, United Kingdom

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday – Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 8am – 2.30pm. Overtime available. 

Salary: £6.97 - £9.67 per hour dependant on age and year of apprenticeship.

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity, to join a collaborative, innovative & expanding team at Allan J Hargreaves Plant Engineers Ltd. We are currently seeking skilled and enthusiastic individuals to join the team. You'll have many opportunities to learn, explore different parts of the business and develop your skills to your full potential.

With a proven track record of continuous growth, the company is one of the UK’s leading providers of plant machinery, maintenance and upgrades in the rail and construction industry. We pride ourselves on being committed to providing the very highest levels of service support to our rail and construction customers.

Here at Allan Hargreaves Plant Engineers Ltd, every member of the team has an integral part to play in the company’s ever-growing success. Our culture supports and values excellent work ethic and employees are recognised and rewarded for their individual performance and value that they add to the company and its future growth.

Main purpose of Job:

To undertake apprenticeship training within the company under the construction industry training board (CITB) apprenticeship scheme, or other service provider and by attending a designated college.

Successfully complete the training to NVQ Level 3 to be able to carry out safety critical repairs, modifications and maintenance to road/rail excavators and equipment used within the rail industry, in the workshop, at customer facilities or on site as require and be able to asist in the ongoing manufacture of new and innovative machinery as designed by Allan J Hargreaves Plant Engineers Ltd.

Employee shall work in accordance with Company guidlines adhering to and fulfilling the requirements of all network rail standards and complying with Health, Safety and Environmental ligislation and procedures. 

Required Qualifications:

A minimum of three GCSE's at "C" or above (or equivalent qualification)

Completion of NVQ level 3 during the first three-year period of employment.

Principle Duties

  • Undertake tuition from qualified employees and understand the tasks you have completed
  • Undertake and complete tuition at college to gain a NVQ Level 3 discipline
  • Assist qualified employees in accordance with instructions given by them
  • Carry out tasks as requested under supervision in a methodical and safe way
  • Observe and comply with correct Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Policy and all network rail standards always. 
  • Conduct and complete duties to a high standard and maintain a professional approach to customers and fellow workers at all times


Passion and determination turning vision into reality


Innovation drives improvements


Utilising engineering knowledge and nurture talent


Building trust with our customers and our employees to provide world class products


Each employee has a chance to see the impact of his work. You can make a real contribution to the success of the company.

28 holiday days (inclusive of statutory bank holidays).

Free car parking facilities

Company pension scheme

Company sick scheme

Childcare vouchers

Excellent training and development opportunities

Long service awards

Job security in a growing industry

Successful Candidate:

Allan Hargreaves plant engineers work to extremely high standards to deliver only the best to our customers. We therefore seek individuals to join our team, who can work to these expectations as well as setting high personal standards for their own work.

The successful candidate will be confident in managing multiple projects and customers within the business. The candidate must work well in high pressure situations, whilst ensuring the workforce have the right parts for the job at the right time. Individual should have previous experience in a similar position and will be able to demonstrate strong organisational, negotiation and communication skills. They will be highly motivated, reliable and confident of their knowledge and skillset.