Closed 2019 Facilities Technician Apprenticeship Programme (Hemel Hempstead, UK)

Smiths Group

27 Maylands Avenue, HP2 7DE, Hemel Hempstead, UK

About the role

Smiths Detection safeguards people, business and infrastructure with the latest innovations in screening technology. We are a leader in the detection and identification of security threats and contraband. With experience in airport security and advancing digital capabilities for monitoring ports and borders, Smiths Detection is helping make the world a safer place.

We are part of Smiths Group a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange and part of the FTSE 100. We apply leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver innovative solutions that meet our customers’ needs. Our products and services – often hidden from view – touch the lives of millions of people every day. We serve a wide range of end markets – from healthcare, energy and petrochemicals through to threat and contraband detection, telecommunications and equipment manufacture. 

The Programme

The Smiths Detection Facilities Technician Apprenticeship provides the perfect opportunity to join the Facilities team for a large manufacturing site.

You will be working as part of the Facilities team, and your duties will include:

  • Install, maintain and repair electrical systems with in the facility.
  • Plan and carry out planned preventative maintenance on plant with in the Facility.
  • Plan and carry out remedial works to plant and building infrastructure.
  • Monitor building systems to ensure compliance and reduce unplanned outages.
  • Ensure safe working conditions prevail at all times within the Facility


The apprenticeship programme will include:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations: Buildings and Structures (1 year)
  • Testing and commissioning - carry out inspection and testing of complex electrical systems safely and in accordance with regulatory requirements
  • Fault diagnosis and rectification - carry out fault diagnosis and rectification of complex electrical systems safely with an emphasis on period inspection scenarios
  • Health and safety during inspection - gain essential health and safety knowledge and skills to demonstrate best practice in a business services engineering environment or sector

About You

  • Hold a Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation: Buildings and Structures already.
  • Interested in becoming a multi-skilled electrician
  • Desire to learn to read and understand electrical and mechanical drawings, block diagrams and schematics.
  • Experience of working to Health & Safety standards and regulations or willingness to learn these
  • Able to prioritize in a fast paced environment
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Flexibility in working hours and shift patterns to provide cover
  • You must be 18 years old before September 2019
  • You will need to have a clean UK driving licence
  • The positions are subject to satisfactory background checks and/or National Security Vetting

Future prospects:

On successful completion of the program the apprentices have the opportunity to join one of our Facilities team as a multi-skilled Electrician.

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