Apprenticeship at Boels

Boels your career with our Apprenticeship Mechanic

As an Apprentice Mechanic you will be kept busy learning how to service, maintain and repair light and medium machinery and plant equipment. After you have completed your repair tasks you’ll be taught how to check and test equipment ensuring it is certified as safe and fit to be hired to our customers. 

As an Apprentice Mechanic, safety and quality will be in the forefront of your mind. You’ll be taught the importance of Health & Safety (H&S) compliance and you will learn how to carry out safety inspections and checks, as well as learning how to keep comprehensive records of the work. 

What will you be working on?

Some of the machinery you’ll be working on will include:

  • Engines
  • Transmission systems
  • Hydraulics
  • Electronics
  • Parts of plant chassis/frames, such as tracks, wheels and booms
  • Generators
  • Compressors and concrete mixers to compacting machines
  • Powered hand tools and disc cutters  

What will you be working on?

About the Apprenticeship

You will complete a Level 3 Land-Based Service Engineering Technician qualification at Reaseheath College based in Nantwich, Cheshire East, North West which will take 36 months to complete. Reaseheath deliver agricultural engineering training for leading national and international companies including JCB, Case IH, New Holland. You will be trained by specialist staff in their fully equipped workshops to ensure you gain the technical knowledge required for a successful career in modern engineering. 

You will commute to Nantwich 3 times per year for 3 weeks each time on a block release programme. As the apprenticeship requires extensive travel it is preferable that you have a driving licence and car, however this is not mandatory if you are comfortable with public transport (of which all travels costs are covered by the business). 

While you’re at college for 3 weeks you will get keys to your own on-site residential accommodation which is fully supported by a 24/7 safeguarding team. You will also receive a food card which covers the cost of meals whilst on campus. In addition, the college has onsite facilities which include:

  • Multiple catering outlets open at various points between 8am until 7pm
  • Under 18 and HE common rooms for you to socialise and relax
  • Student bar in the heart of the campus equipped with a pool table, table tennis and large screen TVs. The courtyard is open as a bar in the evenings for HE students.
  • Access to our state-of-the-art college gym and sports activities
  • Shuttle bus into Nantwich and local shops – specific days and times
  • Free WiFi in all halls
  • Free onsite car parking – you’ll need to obtain a permit from the transport office for this when you start at college

Our orange Family

Whether it's on a large construction project, at a music festival or right next door while the neighbour is building a new patio; you've probably seen our orange machines. With 7,200 colleagues and 750 branches in 18 countries, we are the number 2 family-run machine and equipment rental company in Europe.

Our Boels DNA pushes us to always go the extra mile for our customers, so that together we deliver the best results. And although our organisation is growing significantly, we stay close together as colleagues – as one big orange family.

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We are looking for new members to join our Boels Family who have a keen interest in engineering and want to learn about the inner working of plant machinery and small tools. To apply at Boels Rental you will have: 

  • Preferably 4 GCSE’s including English and Maths at grade C/grade 4 or above 
  • Driving Licence and car or be comfortable with public transport links due to extensive travel
  • Complete a basic English and Math assessment upon enrollment at college
  • Practical and logical skills where you have a love of tinkering and problem solving  
  • Be of any age - there is no maximum age limit for applying
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What Boels offers

If you come to work with Boels Rental as an Apprentice Mechanic, then you do that for a good reason. We will value your skills and that is why we provide all of our employees:  

  • 33 leave days of annual leave per year including official bank holidays
  • No weekend work! 
  • At Boels, we recognise the benefits that contributing to the community can have on our mental strength. This is why we also offer all our employees one additional day of leave per year (separate to the annual leave allowance) to spend supporting their local community, getting involved with a local charity, or boosting their mental strength. 
  • Discretionary quarterly bonus scheme 
  • All travel, accommodation and food costs are covered by the business during your 3 week block release
  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity Pay 
  • Boels Rental offers you an Employee Assistance Programme with access to legal, health and wellbeing advice and support when you need it most which includes professional counselling service (
  • Boels Rental recognises and honours our employees with quarterly and annual awards. 
  • You can take advantage of the TechScheme (  
  • You can take advantage of the Cycle to Work scheme (  
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Are you interested in an apprenticeship at Boels? Or do you still have questions? My name is Francine McKay and I am happy to answer via WhatsApp/SMS on 0031 639 111 121. To apply directly use the button or email directly