Electromechanical Apprentice ELGA LIMITED

As Technical Apprentice you will learn skills related to product development and engineering design while attending day release courses to achieve academic qualifications. This role is regarded as ‘on the job training’ and the apprentice will be expected to assist the Research and Development team in the development of new projects.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 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 Friday (hours to be discussed upon interview)

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    20 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  1. Develop an understanding of engineering/electronic design and development practises.
  2. Attend a day release course to achieve the minimum academic qualification of HNC in Electro Mechanical Engineering in an agreed timescale.
  3. Complete a record of the training received in a form agreed with a training provider.
  4. Support Development and Controls Engineers in the development of our products.
  5. Manufacture prototype parts and test apparatus used during product development.
  6. Spend time in other ELGA LabWater departments to gain an appreciation of other business activities.
  7. Become proficient in the use of drawing and modelling packages, ultimately producing drawings for final production parts. Creo (Pro Engineer) and AutoCad.
  8. Develop a detailed understanding of manufacturing technologies, how processes can be applied and made more efficient.
  9. Ensure development areas are kept clean and tidy and that all necessary tools and equipment are maintained.
  10. Visit suppliers with Development Engineers and Quality Engineers to gain experience in negotiation, as well as developing a deeper understanding of manufacturing processes and their limitations.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Strong communication skills both verbally and written, with the versatility to communicate at all levels in a clear and concise manner.
  • Keen to work and develop as an individual and within a team.
  • A good level of IT competency
  • Good organisational skills with an eye for detail.
  • Able to priortise workload and manage multiple tasks.­­­­­­­­­­­

Personal qualities

  • Are you self-motivated and able to work on your own initiative?
  • Are you a team player?
  • Are you calm under pressure?
  • Are you eager to learn and able to retain information?

Qualifications required

  • A practical aptitude for electronics and technology.
  • 5 GCSE Grade A-C or equivalent including English, Maths & a Science.

Future prospects

Full time Job within the Organisation

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. A training and development plan will be designed for you as we want you to grow and develop within Veolia; this may include external training as required for the role. Veolia offers the following benefits to name a few; • Competitive salary • 25 days holiday plus 8 public holidays • Life Assurance • Pension Scheme • Group Income Protection • Social events And also.....Private Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to work scheme, Gym Membership, Travel Insurance, Health Screening, Health Cash Plan, Shopping discounts and much more. (*Benefits are based on probation and length of service)

About the employer

ELGA is an integral part of Veolia Water Technologies, the world leader in water treatment. Veolia Water Technologies provide complete solutions for water treatment. Innovating in key areas such as sustainable development, resource and by-product recovery, our differentiating water treatment processes enable us to offer solutions suited to every application. We are experts in water.




Lane End Industrial Park

High Wycombe

HP14 3BY

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Training provider

Mechanical Manifacturing Engineering - Level 2

Apprenticeship framework

Manufacturing Engineering

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Henley College


Melanie Falconer 01491634219 mfal@henleycol.ac.uk

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2017