Level 3 Advanced Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship Fluid Power Design Ltd

The role covers manufacturing areas and engineering techniques, including working on small assembly lines, using assembly tools (pneumatic nut runners, torque controlled screwdrivers, crimp machines for electrical terminals, etc.), using engineering machinery (milling machines, lathes, pillar drills), and the latest Solidworks 3D CAD software.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 4.30pm, Friday 8.00am to 2.00pm, with 30 minutes unpaid lunch break each day.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    10 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Assembly of a varied range of engineered products, to engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Electrical loom assemblies, mechanical products, spring systems, hydraulic systems, etc.
  • Training to operate engineering machinery, including assembly tools, machines and engineering equipment ( Conventional Milling Machine, Centre Lathe, Pressbrake, Bandsaw, Pillar Drill etc.)
  • Opportunity to learn basic 3D CAD skills.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Problem solving & organisational skills
  • Excellent verbal & written communications skills in English
  • A practical aptitude for engineering & technology

Personal qualities

  • Able to work as part of a small team.
  • Self-motivated
  • Punctual
  • Driving license preferred but not essential
  • Ability to work under pressure and own initiative

Qualifications required

  • 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grades A* - C including Maths & English

Future prospects

Progression onto full time employment and opportunity to learn basic 3D CAD skills.

Things to consider

In order to learn general mechanical and fitting skills, the applicant may be required to work outside from time to time, and also be prepared to travel. Driving license would be an advantage but not a requirement.

About the employer

Fluid Power Design Limited (FPD), based in Grantham Lincolnshire, provides engineering solutions to problems within many industries, particularly within the transport sector. They aim to add value, whether it be a newly designed proposal or an up-graded system. They will tailor the input to suit the specific requirements; reliability, engineering competence and professionalism form the basis of their overall service.


Fluid Power Design Ltd


Unit 2B

Dysart Road


NG31 7LE

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Training provider

  • L3 Engineering Diploma
  • NVQ Level 3
  • PLTS
  • ERR
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in; Maths, English, ICT

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Grantham College


Michelle Barrow 07850507189 mbarrow@grantham.ac.uk

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017