Opportunities

Current Opportunities

ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL APPRENTICE

We are offering applicants a fantastic opportunity to jump onto an exciting and varied career path in engineering. Our range of apprenticeships are the perfect way to make the transition from an academic environment into the world of work.

You will receive the highest quality of training while working in a real industry environment in which to apply your growing skills. This will be geared towards building the specialised skills you’ll need to help Centrax compete against our global competitors. With the company engaged in every stage of the product journey from design to after-sales care, you’ll experience a wide range of engineering and business activities. Also, there will be opportunities to travel, since we carry out on-site work for clients in many locations.

REQUIREMENTS AND PROSPECTS

Qualifications required

You are required to have at least five GCSE’s, including Maths, English and Science at grade 5 or above. BTEC, A/AS Level students and college students working towards NVQ Level 2 or 3 qualifications are also welcome to apply.

Skills required

While we will deliver the excellent training you need to become a skilled engineer; we require you to have following skills:

Excellent communicator written and verbal
Manual Dexterity
Existing knowledge of basic mechanical engineering or a significant interest in this area
Excellent problem solving ability
Good working knowledge of mathematics

Personal Qualities

For the chance of a place on one of our apprenticeship programmes, you’ll need to be an enthusiastic and hard working individual with a genuine interest in engineering. We’re looking for people who can demonstrate good team working skills and the motivation to develop the knowledge needed in this demanding industry. You must be prepared to learn the skills which are crucial to the continued success of Centrax and keen to build a career in the power generation industry.

Future Prospects

We take great pride in our apprenticeship programme and value our apprentices. Our staff are committed to our company aims and get rewarded with a long term career path. Many of our apprentices are offered the opportunity to study further after their apprenticeship. There are numerous opportunities within the company to progress.

Additional Information

Training provided

Engineering Technician Level 3 Standard Apprenticeship (Electrical Maintenance)

Exeter College – Learning Provider

Exeter College’s Apprenticeship programme stands out as one of the best in the country, winning numerous awards for Apprenticeship training and delivery.

How to Apply

You are required to have at least five GCSE’s, including Maths, English and Science at grade 5 or above. BTEC, A/AS Level students and college students working towards NVQ Level 2 or 3 qualifications are also welcome to apply.

To apply, please complete the Application Form by clicking the apply now button below:

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Having reached this stage of the selection process, you need to ensure that you do yourself justice and preparation for your interview is the key to achieving success. Your interview is your chance to demonstrate to us that you have the right personality, qualifications, experience and relevant proven track record for the role.

Preparation

It is essential that you prepare yourself as much as possible for your interview to make sure that you make the most of your opportunity. Preparation not only increases your chance of being successful but it will also help build your confidence.

  • Be punctual – plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time to get to the interview.
  • Research the company – have a good understanding of the company and what we do. View our website for information.
  • Know your CV – make sure that you can clearly discuss your career history, describing your roles, responsibilities and key achievements with examples. Be clear and concise, don’t waffle.
  • Practice questions and answers – think of questions that you might be asked and practice your answers, but don’t fall into the trap of repeating your answers in a parrot fashion way. Also think of questions that you would like to ask in the interview – don’t forget, you’re interviewing Centrax too.

First Impressions

Remember – ‘You never get a second chance to make a first impression’. Don’t underestimate the importance of the first few minutes of meeting your interviewer.

  • Make sure you know the name and title of the person(s) interviewing you.
  • Dress to impress and dress appropriately, our general code is ‘smart casual’.
  • Try to convey confidence, start with a firm handshake, sit comfortably but do not slouch and remember to smile.
  • The smell of stale smoke can be very off putting, so if you do smoke try not to smoke just before the interview, however nervous you are.

Interview Approach

  • Ensure your manner is positive and you are bright and enthusiastic throughout.
  • Be natural and maintain good eye contact throughout the interview.
  • Look interested and listen actively.
  • If you are being interviewed by more than one person speak to all of them and do not focus on one person.
  • Listen to the question and if you need further clarification ask. It is far better to take your time to answer the question than to waffle or miss the point altogether.
  • Sell yourself; this is your opportunity to explain what you’ve achieved.
  • Keep your answers factual and concise and always back achievements up with good solid examples.
  • Don’t be negative about your current or previous employers. If you are asked why you want to leave your current role avoid the temptation to be critical and instead talk about the reasons why you want to join Centrax.