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Due to continued business growth, we are looking for an experienced Electrical Assessor to join our team!  Waterside specialises in Electrical and Mechanical engineering for industry, working with some of the biggest names in food, drink, plastics, pharmaceuticals and chemicals in the North West.  Our team has in-depth expertise of industrial plant and processes, and we set a high standard of training for our growing base of apprentices and workforce learners.

The role is flexible part-time or full time.  For more information on this great opportunity, click on the link below:

Waterside Electrical Assessor Vacancy - Part Time or Full Time

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your C.V. with covering letter for the attention of Miss Kathryn J. Kirby, H.R. Officer or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications closing 24th November 2017



Finding faults on complex electrical control systems can be a real challenge, especially when there is a production manager breathing down your neck wanting to know how soon the line will be fixed.

So what approaches can maintenance staff take to get the bottom of the issue quickly?

ABB ACS150 drives on Electrical Maintenance course
Waterside's Electrical Maintenance course now includes setup and commissioning of ABB ACS 150 drives to demonstrate the principles of using inverters.  Delegates are first taken through core concepts such as the benefits and disadvantages of using drives, as well as an overview of Pulse Width Modulation.  Delegates then move onto practical exercises, including wiring up a drive system by following industrial standard circuit drawings, reading and understanding motor and drive nameplates, safe initial power up, and basic parameterisation.  All the practical work is done on Waterside's training rigs, which are designed and built to the same standard as typical industrial control panels.

Year 10 student creating an electromagnet
A group of Year 10 students from Ormiston Chadwick Academy in Widnes recently attended at an engineering taster day at Waterside Training.  The students gained first hand experience of practical mechanical and electrical engineering activities.  These included stripping and rebuilding pneumatic cylinders, correctly re-assembling a bolt arrangement, wiring up electrical plugs and creating basic electromagnets.  Manufacturing topics were also covered through a lean manufacturing game.

Kathryn Kirby (l) presents the Young Engineer/Scientist award to Tegan McCann (r)
Waterside Training was proud to sponsor the recent Wigan and Leigh Education awards held on June 27th.  Our congratulations go to Tegan McCann who won the Young Engineer/Scientist of the Year prize sponsored by Waterside.  Tegan has gained a scholarship with NASA and will be heading to the University of Arizona this summer.  We wish her the very best of luck, she has an exciting future ahead!

electrical mechanical engineering apprenticeship


Waterside is holding an open evening, where you can find out much more about engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships.  We specialise in apprenticeships for industry, where there is a strong demand for electrical and mechanical engineers as well as highly capable process technicians

You could end up working with a major manufacturer or industrial firm, including some big brand name companies.  We work with major multinationals in food, drink, plastics, pharmaceuticals and chemicals.