Trainee Electrical Engineer


William Spilsbury

I work as a Recruitment Consultant within a team who specialise in Banking & Finance and Property & Retail graduate jobs.

My area of expertise 

The desk I work on has a huge list of clients ranging from startups to more established companies. We focus on anything from operations jobs within cool tech companies to client services jobs at established FinTech businesses.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

I'd just finished writing my dissertation and decided to get on the graduate job hunt, when a friend put me in touch with one of the team at Give A Grad A Go in order for them to help me find a job. Because of a non-profit student employability company that I started with a friend at university, they invited me in for an assessment day (prior to that I'd never considered recruitment). I fell in love with the Give A Grad A Go team!

The worst job I've had

I have been very fortunate, I've always enjoyed and loved all jobs I've held, from being a waiter in a tapas bar, working on a hog roast stall (by far the tastiest), a hand full of bar roles at local pubs or even working in the tea rooms at the National Trust. I've always chosen jobs which I love and enjoy that way it doesn't feel like I'm working (as hard).

If you’re looking for electrical engineering jobs in Hayes, West London, and you’re interested in working in the film industry, have we got the role for you – this leading film equipment company are on the hunt for a Trainee Electrical Engineer. With a second-to-none knowledge of film and TV equipment, this business are looking to share their expertise with a new team member – apply today!

Company profile

In this Trainee Electrical Engineer job, you will be joining an established company who specialise in the storage and supply of film equipment. Based near Heathrow, they provide a service to support high-end feature films, TV productions and commercials – and with credits for films like The Mummy, Wonder Woman and Star Wars Episode VIII under their belt, they are trusted by some of the industry’s titans. As they continue to grow, one of the UK’s leading managed storage companies are looking for a new Trainee Electrical Engineer to join them.

Job description

In this Trainee Electrical Engineer job, you will be able to add real value to the company from day one - working directly with a Senior Engineer to build and fix video & audio equipment, cables and components used on film sets. On a day to day basis, you’ll also be supporting the storage of client’s equipment - including prepping, testing and checking in / out rental equipment. Although you’ll receive training from highly experienced engineers, you will need to already have good tool skills and be able to solder.

Please note: For insurance purposes, applicants must be 22+ years old.

Key responsibilities

In this Trainee Electrical Engineer job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Cleaning, maintaining and manufacturing technical equipment
  • Cable assembly and soldering - training provided
  • PAT testing - training provided
  • Forklift duties - training provided
  • Receiving and processing new products / equipment
  • Assembly and testing of hire equipment
  • Delivery and collection of equipment to and from film studios
  • Preparing and testing equipment, managing client requests and providing technical support

So, what are we looking for?

  • Continuous training will be provided but having good tool skills and being able to solder is essential and will be a requirement from the start
  • An Electrical Engineering degree would be a plus, but is not a prerequisite
  • A full clean driving licence – please note that candidates must be a minimum of 22+ years old for insurance purposes
  • Ideally, a background in electronics assembly
  • Someone who is able to manage the heavy lifting of equipment
  • Flexibility – the company’s priorities often change, and you will need to be able to change duties at short notice - this may include some weekend work
  • Discretion - working in sensitive areas of film production with major blockbusters
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • The confidence to work autonomously on projects
  • Confident with MS Office - Excel, Word and Apple, with ability to learn new programs quickly

What else is on offer?

  • An excellent starting salary of 20,000
  • 28 days holiday per year (including bank holidays)
  • The opportunity to work with some of the UK’s leading film companies
  • Hands-on training and career progression from the start

Looking for electrical engineering jobs in Hayes and want to work in the film and TV industry? If you’re interested in learning from experienced engineers, apply for this Trainee Electrical Engineer job in Hayes, West London today!