Apprentice Engineer

£5-£13.50 Per Hour (£200-540 Per Week) Dependant on Experience
05 Jul 2019
02 Aug 2019
Account Executive Thomas Coombes
Contract Type

We are pleased to present you with a fantastic opportunity to kick start your engineering career with an innovative manufacturer of precision parts, using state of the art machinery. The right candidate will have the opportunity to earn a fantastic wage and be supported through further training and development.

Job Description:

· Identifying materials (usually provided)

· Identifying most suitable method of manufacture (always discussed as a team)

· Loading program and setting tools (ideally candidate will be encouraged to write their own programs with assistance / supervising initially with long term self-motivated approach)

· Manufacture of parts (paying particular attention to the tolerances on the supplied drawings adjusting machine parameters to ensure components meet the tolerances)

· Inspection parts as they are manufactured (using micrometres, Vernier callipers, height gauges, thread gauges and pin gauges + other methods)

· Following in house procedures (ISO9001 certified set procedures that must be followed)

· Cleaning finished components ready for final inspection

· Maintaining machines (ensuring they are kept clean)

· Safe removal of waste materials

· General Cleanliness

· Dealing directly with customers

Working Week:

8-5 Monday Thursday 8 until 2 on Friday with potential overtime after 2pm, ½ hour lunch Occasional off sight duties Time allocated for College release, agreed with Tutors.


Coffee machine and tea making facilities provided.

Training to be Provided:

Apprenticeship Title: Improving Operational Performance

Pathway (1) Title: Performing Engineering Operations

Optional Unit choices: Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Machine tools, Maintenance, Production, Technical, Welding and Fabrication


The programme requires candidates to work towards a framework of qualifications, as follows:

• Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations

• Level 2 City and Guilds Diploma in Engineering

• Level 1 Functional Skills in Math

• Level 1 Functional Skills in English

• Level 2 Functional Skills in Math

• Level 2 Functional Skills in English

• Level 2 Award in Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Expected Duration:

24 Months

Skills Required:

Must have an interest in mechanical engineering. Must be mechanically minded, A good understanding of maths and data entry skills including axis understanding, coordinates, sign convention, trigonometry, volumes areas…...All basic math skills.

Qualifications Required:

Math, Science and technology based GSCEs are essential. Ideally a level 1 or higher in engineering with some basic skills gained (this level of understating will have a direct impact on stating salary)

Personal Qualities:

Friendly, polite and good time keeping essential. We start and end at a set time every day. Lateness and lack of time keeping will result in pay reduction!

Future Prospects:

We will always assist the right Candidate as its our vision to always train in the workplace. Every day brings new challenges and the employee should always get as much benefit as the employer. There is no limit to training….If you are capable we will assist in making sure you can reach your own goals as we as meeting our own.

Other Important Information:

All applications must be made through Apprenticeship vacancies. Do not contact the employer direct as this may result in your application not being considered. The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.90 per hour effective from 1st April 2019. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

Reality Check:

We are located 1min from billingshurst train station. You will be expected to arrive via your own methods. (train or personal car) If your car breaks down you must come buy train or bus.

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