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Philips Field Service Engineer Apprentice in United Kingdom - Remote Based, United Kingdom

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The Field Service Engineering (FSE) apprenticeship scheme is strategically vital to the future success of our Customer Service & Equipment sales business in many ways. Most notably, it is extremely challenging to recruit individuals with the correct skillsets and work ethics from outside of the business, therefore by developing our own talent from within, we can produce a funnel of experienced and competent individuals with the correct attitude who can progress into field based technical roles as natural attrition takes place.

You will work with engineers to carry out corrective and preventative maintenance on healthcare diagnostic equipment and systems. You will also ensure our customers’ future equipment investments are with Philips, through the delivery of best in class service levels.

You are a part of a multi-modality team of medical engineers working within the Imaging System sector. As a FSE Apprentice, your role underpins our technical future, you will be assisting Engineers, learning in real life situations and gaining life skills which will develop you towards a future in medical engineering. The team is close knit and thrives via a “First time Right” mentality and you will be a key member being in the unique position of working across multi-modalities and therefore being able to establish your value across the entire team.

We offer you

  • The experience of working with and learning from a highly disciplined medical engineering team.

  • The opportunity to gain a recognized qualification in engineering

  • The opportunity to personally develop your skills and knowledge through assisted field exposure with a view to progressing into a permanent career in medical engineering.

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Location of roles are in the following areas: Surrey, Hertfordshire, Liverpool/ Manchester, Birmingham / West Midlands, Taunton / Exeter, Durham / Darlington, Wakefield

Future prospects: Successful completion of the apprenticeship could lead to a Trainee Field Service Engineer role, as well as additional higher level qualifications such as an HNC Electrical Engineering. Beyond a trainee FSE, this could lead to a Medical Engineering Field Service Engineer position at Philips and related management roles.

Skills and Qualifications required:

  • Keen interest in engineering (electrical, electronic or mechanical) and technology

  • Strong communication and customer focus

  • An ability to demonstrate logical thinking, a passion for fault finding and a natural aptitude towards working with mechanics and a desire to begin a career in a 'hands on' engineering role

  • Problem solving and logical thinking

  • A good communicator, confident speaker and team player

  • An interest in IT, networking and system connectivity

  • Fluent in both spoken and written English

  • Minimum 5’s (equivalent to C grade) and above in Maths, English and Physics

  • Level 2 Engineering apprenticeship or A levels in technical subjects (Maths, Physics, Electronics, IT etc.)

  • Full, clean driver’s licence

Personal Qualities:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • customer focus

  • Willingness to learn and improve continuously

  • ‘Can do’ attitude

  • Team player

  • Ability to take ownership where needed and show initiative in problem solving

Please apply now via the National Apprenticeship website https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch and search for Philips under employer and 'location' one of the seven areas mentioned above. Further information regarding the roles will also be found here. Assessment centres will take place between 15 and 30th July 2019 in the Manchester and Guildford areas for all seven roles.

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