Remanufacturing Electrical & Mechanical Technician Apprentice CARWOOD MOTOR UNITS LIMITED

An exciting opportunity to join a high-profile company and earn while you learn. You will be involved in many tasks including: Disassembling, cleaning, inspection, assembly, testing, remedial work of various types of automotive electrical and mechanical products. You respond to other Ad-Hoc requests made by higher Management as and when required.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8 am to 4.30 pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    31 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking to recruit an Apprentice Electrical & Mechanical Engineer operating out of our Stafford Park 12, Telford facility. The position will require 1 day a week at TCAT & the remaining time at Stafford Park. Full product training will be given.

If you are interested in a career in Electrical & Mechanical engineering and would like to be paid whilst learning then please forward your CV via your TCAT representative.

You will be required to:

  • Disassembling, cleaning, inspection, assembly, testing, remedial work of various types of automotive electrical and mechanical products.
  • Following work instructions to complete remanufacturing process.
  • Responsible for Strip & Survey Reports, component traceability, whilst always referring to a Work Instruction during dismantling, assembly and test.
  • Responsible for adhering to the Planned Repair Schedule in accordance with the Customer Contract requirements.
  • Be responsible for all activities associated with maintaining product quality in accordance with the requirements of the company and customer.
  • Respond to other Ad-Hoc requests made by higher Management as and when required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful candidate will need:

  • To be able to work well within a team
  • To work safely in mind at all times
  • To be self-motivated
  • To work to a high standard & strict deadlines

Personal qualities

The successful candidate will need:

  • To take responsibility for their work
  • To be self-motivated
  • To be ambitious
  • To be willing to learn and develop
  • To be punctual and reliable

Qualifications required

To apply for this position, you will need:

  • To have GCSE Maths, English and ICT at grades A*-C or equivalent level 2 qualifications in these subjects

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship there will be a permanent position with exiting career development prospects. Qualified engineers will earn basic wage in excess of 24K plus overtime.

Things to consider

Telford College are managing this vacancy on behalf of this company. As part of the screening process of applications you may be contacted by Telford College and invited in for a face to face interview as part of our screening process. Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by Government. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution. The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices from the 1st April 2017 is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. The new NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by this age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate for their age.

About the employer

Starting as a small electrical car parts business in the suburbs of Coventry in August 1966, Carwood quickly developed a high quality remanufacturing operation for starters and alternators as well as a becoming a thriving regional battery distributor. Over the years the company expanded and diversified into the diesel and auto electrical markets, always striving to keep customer service at the forefront. A new remanufacturing facility for rotating electric machines (mainly starters and alternators) and turbochargers was opened in Newark Nottinghamshire in September 2008 to provide additional manufacturing capacity. Subsequently relocated to Ollerton following the acquisition and integration of IMER in 2012. Carwood acquired the LSUK electrical rewind business in Yeovil, Somerset in November 2008. This has been renamed Carwood Rewind and provides a very good fit with the rest of the company’s electrical business, giving quality control over the electrical rewinding process that is integral to the high quality remanufacture of stators, rotors and other wire wound components. Importantly, the expertise and technical capability at Yeovil enables Carwood to extend it’s customer base to industries outside of the automotive field. To support our UK Defence Customers a new satellite warehouse and logistics facility was opened in Warminster, Wiltshire, in November 2008. During 2009 additional new satellites were opened in Colchester, Catterick and Donnington. These provide the Army with short ex-stock lead times on a wide range of parts and components and allow them to reduce their own inventory while maintaining high fleet operational status levels. In 2010 we purchased a majority shareholding in BDS Systems Ltd based in Hull who are suppliers of quality spare parts to the Bus Door industry, we changed the Name to Carwood [BDS) Ltd, taking full control in 2012 and relocating to Driffield. A major expansion and redevelopment of the Cawood Diesel Systems factory at Smethwick in Birmingham took place in 2012 to further expand the state of the art remanufacturing processes including an industry leading ISO 14664 Class 7 Clean Room Assembly Facility. Carwood continues to grow steadily through working closely with customers and achieving OE standards of quality processes and products in the remanufacturing industry.




Unit 23

Stafford Park 12



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Training provider

As part of the apprenticeship the candidate will be working towards a workplace training plan within their organisation as well as working towards the apprenticeship framework components with Telford College. The candidate will achieve the following qualifications:

  • NVQ Performing Engineering Operations level 2 Engineering (day release to TCAT)      
  • Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate in Engineering (day release to TCAT)
  • Functional Skills in English & Maths at level 1 or 2
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Improving Operational Performance

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Telford College of Arts & Technology


Carol Bailey 01952 642271

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017