Valve Technician (Peterhead, Scotland)


  • Apprenticeship duration: 5 years
  • The first year will be spent with our partner training provider

Qualifications you will work towards

  • SVQ Level 2 – Performing Engineering Operations
  • A National Certificate (NC) qualification
  • A Higher National Certificate (HNC) as a minimum
  • The opportunity to gain accreditation through the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • The potential for offshore training

Experience you will gain

You will learn skills including manufacturing, the use of hand tools, understanding materials, machining, and hand fitting techniques. From years 2 to 4 you will be given placements for 12 months in a valve department on a rotational basis. You will learn the basic functions of each valve type, common failure modes, how to safely strip and inspect each valve type as well as how to assemble and test the finished valve to the correct standards. Your experience will be supplemented by additional work-based training courses.

Typical responsibilities

You will be supported each step of the way to develop skills and knowledge in a wide variety of valve technologies. You will become proficient in assessing the condition of a wide variety of valve technologies and equipment, carrying out repairs and refurbishments, conducting re-assembly and testing operations to industry standards.

Entry requirements

Our preferred applicants will hold the following qualifications:

  • National 5 or equivalent in Mathematics and English
  • National 5 or equivalent in two from the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Graphical Communications, Art and Design, Computing, Craft and Design, Engineering Science or a relevant Skills for Work qualification

An applicant with a Foundation Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering will have deemed to meet all the above criteria.

Selection process

Applicants that meet the above entry requirements will be invited to undertake an aptitude test. Successful applicants will then be taken forward to the next stage of the selection process.

For more information on apprenticeships at Score, contact us.

Our advanced and specialist testing procedures and facilities ensure that all parts we overhaul and repair meet our exceedingly high level of quality.

Global coverage

We have offices and facilities all over the world, always ready when and where you need us.