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Apprentice Maintenance Engineering Technician

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Are you a school or college leaver, or potentially looking for a change of career?  If so; then please read on as we may just have the Apprentice role for you…

At JB Riney, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer. 

Come and join us as an Apprentice Maintenance Engineering Technician at JB Riney, part of Tarmac, based at our Wick Lane Depot, Bow in the heart of London.  You will get hands on experience in various tasks that will help develop your skills, qualify and allow you to progress within the business!

Here at Tarmac, we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Important information – for your application to be considered for this apprenticeship role, due to the nature of the apprenticeship we can only accept applications from candidates who live in the area of Tower Hamlets with the following postcodes:  E1, E14, E1W, E2, E20, E3, E8, E9, E98, EC2M and EC3N

Role Responsibility

As an Apprentice Maintenance Engineering Technician you will be bringing life to our Production! Fitters in our business work on heavy machinery and play a critical role in keeping our depots and sites functioning. You will be a vital part of the team responsible for making sure all the systems in place are efficient, that daily maintenance is at a high standard, and also producing new ideas to make production more efficient.

Duties may include (not exhaustive): ​

  • General maintenance ​
  • Managing breakdowns on site and finding faults ​
  • Adding new systems on site for better productivity ​
  • Running mechanical and electrical tests​
  • Health and safety checks which include risk assessments and fire alarm tests​
  • Maintaining a clean and safe working environment and ensuring safety comes before anything else! ​
  • Taking pride in all work completed and being determined to succeed!​

As an Apprentice Maintenance Engineering Technician life on site will involve working both inside and outside.  It won’t always be glamorous and sometimes you might find yourself in a dusty or confined environment.  However, your safety and health is our number one priority and full protective clothing and equipment is provided.  Your colleagues are there to help and look out for each other, and safety is everyone’s responsibility.

While learning in your day-to-day role, you will complete our Professional Development Programme, giving you a good grounding to start an exciting career in our industry.


Further details of the qualification can be found here:


*Please note you must be able to travel between site and college for this apprenticeship


What you will get from us in the role of Apprentice Maintenance Engineering Technician

  • Your line manager and mentor will give you help and guidance throughout your apprenticeship programme
  • Your Operational colleagues, who most of your daily interactions will be with will provide support and knowledge
  • Health and Safety Team, always on hand to make sure we are working safely, although safety is everyone’s responsibility!
  • Human Resources​, here to support the development of your career with JB Riney


  • Level 3 qualification in Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician 
  • The training will be both compulsory on site; and attendance to college for this Apprenticeship

The Ideal Candidate

Our people come from a variety of different backgrounds and prior experience isn’t always necessary for success.

Educational Qualifications required for the role of Apprentice Maintenance Engineering Technician:

​GCSEs A-C or numbered equivalent (9-4) in both English and Maths​

Please don’t worry if school wasn’t your thing and you are worried about these entry requirements – come and talk to us!


  • Safety first mindset​
  • Practical and hands-on​
  • Enthusiastic about starting a career in the building materials industry!​
  • Passionate about working safely​
  • A team player​
  • Willingness to learn and develop

Why Us

In addition to the role of Apprentice Maintenance Engineering Technician we offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives, and benefits:

  • Contributory pension scheme 
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 
  • Access to join our Employee Communities (employee networks) we currently have nine communities inc. (REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female Voice, and Menopause
  • Training and development opportunities 


Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future? 



JB Riney is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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