Prodrive Technician Apprentice Prodrive Ltd

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to start a career in Engineering? Our client Prodrive, is looking for 5 Apprentice Composite Engineers who can join their business in Milton Keynes.

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Closing date: 03 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    8.00 - 4.00pm Monday-Friday

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    54 weeks

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

Role and responsibilities:

  • To maintain and develop skill levels in all aspect of laminating, trimming and inspection
  • To achieve daily set targets
  • Learn to Laminate, Trim and Inspect Composite Components to high standards with demanding time constraints
  • Versatile and prepared to undertake varied tasks
  • Learn to read engineering drawings
  • Follow the production manuals at all times
  • To carry out duties as requested by the management
  • Be aware of good working practices related to composite component manufacture
  • To keep the place of work in a tidy, clean and safe condition at all times
  • To ensure that patterns / moulds / components are carefully handled and that all reasonable care is taken to prevent any form of damage being caused to them
  • To maintain thorough and current product knowledge and read all technical information as supplied
  • To adopt safe working practices at all times in compliance with health and safety regulations and company policy, drawing to the attention of supervisory, management staff any matter of concern relating to safety of equipment or safety procedures
  • To advise the Cell Leader/Supervisor of any quality / process issues during build and/or repair
  • To be able to show flexibility

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Ideal skills and personal attributes for a Prodrive Apprentice are:

  • A genuine interest in composites
  • Enthusiastic
  • Wants to continually develop and progress
  • The ability to interpret and understand technical CAD drawings

Personal qualities

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Team player and motivator
  • Wants to continually develop and progress
  • Work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-assured
  • Outgoing and driven
  • Presentable
  • Enthusiastic

Qualifications required

Entry requirements - a minimum of 5 GCSEs including Maths and English Grade C or above

Future prospects

On successful completion of the Apprenticeship, there will be an opportunity to develop within composites across a wide range of sectors including motorsport, automotive and aeronautical.

Things to consider

We are looking for applicants with the energy and passion to pursue a vocational qualification, who can show a passion for Engineering, along with the confidence, belief and determination to achieve their career goals.

About the employer

Prodrive is a world-leading motorsport and technology business operating in the motorsport, automotive, aerospace, defence and marine sectors.

While the company is perhaps best known for motorsport, today it is just one part of an organisation, which in the last decade has diversified to become a technology business working in a range of sectors and providing a range of services.


Prodrive Ltd



Precedent Drive

Milton Keynes

MK13 8PE

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Training provider

Delivered in partnership with TXM Academy you will be required to attend TXM Academy’s Training Centre in Milton Keynes one day per week to gain the technical knowledge element of composite engineering qualification of the apprenticeship.

Your Apprenticeship will consist of:

  • EAL Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Composite Engineering
  • BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Engineering Specialist: manufacturing Engineering) (QCF)
  • City & Guild Functional Skills Qualifications in English, Maths and ICT at Level 1 (if required

Apprenticeship framework

Composite Engineering

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by TXM RECRUIT LTD


Jan Lansdell 01908 228668

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Closing date: 03 Oct 2017