Trainee PAT Engineer

We are not currently recruiting for any PAT testing roles

We are looking to appoint a new PAT Testing engineer (trainee initially)

It’s over a year since we appointed the last one; originally on a 1-day per week contract he now works 5 days a week full time. We are looking to bring someone in initially for 3-days per week whilst training (for 3 months) then when qualified, rising to 5 days per week full time. 

As a trainee you will be trained in all areas of PAT testing from basic electrics, to electrical safety, to fault finding, to health and safety, etc. You will be sent on a PAT Testing Expert one day training course initially and be expected to complete the City and Guilds 2377 training course and pass the exam, to complete your training. 

The trainee will also be checked by the Disclosure Barring Service. 

The trainee must have a driving license and access to a vehicle as you will be expected to drive yourself to and from jobs when no longer a trainee, as some work is carried out on your own. 

Some understanding of electrical safety/electrical maintenance would be an advantage but not essential. 

Whilst we are an equal opportunities employer some of the work can be strenuous so it helps if you are physically fit – there can be a lot of walking, crawling and climbing into tight spaces such as under desks. There is a lot of standing, leaning and stretching so you’ll need to be prepared for that. 

You will need to be well presented, self motivated, professional and reliable with good analytic and writing skills. 

You will also need access to a computer/laptop and printer. 

You will be provided with branded work t / polo shirts and a fleece or ‘hoodie’. You will need to provide your own work trousers and suitable shoes. You will also need to supply your own safety footwear for site work. 

You will also be provided with appropriate test equipment and basic tools. You will need a mobile phone on android or iOS. 

During initial training (3 months / until qualified) you will be paid the standard apprentice rate depending on your age, then £9.00 per hour when qualified. When you are doing all your own admin work you will be paid £10.00 per hour. You are also paid mileage for travel to and from work, and travel time. 

You must live in or near to Wallsend, definately in North Tyneside. 

As a minimum you are required to have GCSE grade C or above in Maths, English and Science with a full driving license (and access to a vehicle), a computer and good time-keeping. 

To apply – email covering letter telling us why you are the best choice for this work with a CV to