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Advanced Apprenticeship in Dual Skilled Engineering ABB LIMITED

Consisting of first year, full-time off the job training at Gloucestershire Engineering Training and remaining 3 years of apprenticeship consisting of 4 days per week gaining work experience at ABB’s company premises, and 1 day per week at GET’s premises in continuation of apprenticeship studies.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    05 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

We wish to 'grow our own' internal sales technicians, to further develop into sales engineers, to meet identified future skills gaps.

First year full-time off the job training at the premises of Gloucestershire Engineering Training.

Second to fourth years of the apprenticeship spent on site at ABB’s site at Stonehouse in Gloucestershire, rotating around various engineering functions to gain experience. 

These functions will include:

  • Service [workshop]
  • Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain and Design & Development
  • Four days per week spent on site at ABB’s site, and one day per week at the premises of GET continuing off-site engineering apprenticeship studies

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Personal qualities

  • Self-motivated
  • Determined
  • Good attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic
  • Good at listening
  • Interest in technical matters

Desired qualifications

Five GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grade C+ (5) or above, which must include maths, English and a Science subject, together with a real interest in technical matters.

Future prospects

This apprenticeship offers a real opportunity to transfer at the end of the apprenticeship into a full-time, meaningful role within your chosen engineering discipline within a major global engineering company.

Further opportunity is available at the end of the apprenticeship to continue studying to Degree level on a part-time/distance learning basis.

Things to consider

This programme is a great opportunity, however, will require a lot of hard work and dedication. Learners will be expected to work 2 or 3 qualifications at the same time and also contribute towards production from the second year onwards. Failure to complete the programme may also result in failure to remain in employment.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
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About the employer

ABB is one of the world’s leading engineering companies. We help our customers to use electrical power effectively and to increase industrial productivity in a sustainable way. As a global organisation, ABB attracts top performers due to its inclusive culture and strives for excellence in integrity and social responsibility. ABB’s apprentice learners will undertake the first year off-the-job element of their apprenticeship program at Gloucestershire Engineering Training’s premises and for the remainder of their apprenticeship will receive a mixture of practical and academic learning and experience through both off and on-the-job training. We wish to grow our own manufacturing and repairs technicians who will further develop into engineers within these two career streams.  




Oldends Lane


GL10 3TA

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Gloucestershire Engineering Training Limited

ABB is very proud to be working with Gloucestershire Engineering Training as its apprentice training provider of choice for its apprenticeship development programmes.
Providing engineering companies across the county with the highest quality training in mechanical and electrical engineering, GET lead the way in quality of delivery, structure and disciplined learning, with a network of support for learners and employers that is second to none within the county.
During your apprenticeship you will complete :

  • NVQ3, Technical Certificate,
  • ERR,
  • PLTS,
  • Functional skills in maths, English and ICT (If applicable)

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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