Power Engineering Services

"I'm very practically minded and wanted a job where I use my hands. It's a really good place to work and it has a great training environment."

John Williams
Power Engineering Apprentice


Duration: 4 years

Location: Hams Hall, Coleshill, Birmingham

What we do

Power Engineering Services (PES) is part of E.ON’s internal engineering service provider E.ON Anlagen service (EAS). EAS are one of the largest power engineering service providers in Western Europe. We provide a specialist service for the maintenance and repair of turbine generators and plants 24/7. We also offer a component manufacture service that includes the ability to reverse engineer items, adding improvements to the original design. Those who work here have the opportunity to provide engineering and maintenance services for some of the most technologically advanced power station equipment around. They are guided and supported by a small team of expert craftspeople who have experienced the same career path for themselves.

What you’ll do

Your role will involve providing engineering and maintenance services for some of the most technologically advanced power station equipment around. In fact, there are only four sites like this in the whole country. In your first few months, you’ll learn about power engineering generally. Then, depending on your skills and our needs, you’ll focus on either large machinery (which is mainly controlled by computer led technology) or you’ll work to become a mechanical technician. These technicians assemble components using hand tools to achieve incredible levels of precision. You can expect to undertake some project work too. What’s more, you’ll gain formal training and qualifications with our very own Engineering Academy in Nottingham.

What we’re looking for

Some of the work you’ll be doing demands exceptional levels of accuracy, so we’re looking for people who are meticulous, methodical and very focused on the detail. Enthusiastic and inquisitive, you’re fascinated by how things work and your academic achievements are supported by a real interest in engineering. This isn’t about sitting in front of a computer screen. It’s about seeing how things work on the ground. If you’re a good team player with that kind of passion – and you have at least five A-C Grades at GCSE, including English, Maths and Science – we’d love to hear from you.