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Engineering Apprentice (Machinist) Sumed International (Uk) Ltd

Based predominately at our Hadfield site the apprentice will learn all aspects of manufacture of different components used in or for various medical devices. There will be some community field-based assignments also.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 24 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:00, including off-the-job training.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    17 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Reporting mainly to the production manager, initial training will be involving learning the various operations to enable the apprentice to learn the workflows and get used to working with our different methods of production and machinery it involves.

Various machines will be used throughout the production operations and full training will be given to ensure our very high health and safety expectations bare met.

Production operations will include:

  • Wheelchair assembly
  • RF/HF Welding
  • Clicker pressing
  • Screen printing
  • Heat sealing
  • Shrinking and sealing
  • Mixing and filling
  • General marking and cutting operations
  • Basic sewing operations
  • Product marking and traceability
  • General warehousing duties
  • Loading and unloading collections and deliveries
  • Cleaning and decontamination of cushions and mattresses
  • Serving and maintenance of beds, hoists, and similar equipment
  • Carrying out preventative maintenance on all machines

We have a team of field-based service engineers responsible for the maintenance of plinths and maintenance. LOLER and PUWER testing of lifts and hoists. Within the apprenticeship, there will be field-based assignments.

Full training will be offered throughout, and the apprentice will be closely monitored by a senior member of staff.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

The ideal candidate will be eager and willing to learn new operations whilst working as part of a small, busy team.

All applicants must be fit and able to work with a positive attitude and problem-solving mentality.

Friendly, able to work as part of a small busy team, have a can-do attitude, organised and reliable.

Desired qualifications

Ideally you will have achieved GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

This is an excellent career opportunity for the right candidate with the potential to expand your skill base and grow as a member of the Sumed team whilst adding value to our growing company. Excellent career progression opportunities will be available for the right candidate.

Things to consider

Please consider how you will get to work each day. 

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

Sumed are manufacturers and distributors of a range of medical devices and offer servicing solutions for medical devices in a hospital or community setting. Our focus is to provide solutions to the pain and discomfort caused by pressure ulcers on the skin of people who have limited mobility; this is achieved mainly by the prevention of pressure damage.

Our products and equipment are sold primarily to healthcare professionals either in the NHS or Social Care but some available for the public to buy direct from us. We have a growing export business.

At our Hadfield site we manufacture many different components used in or for various medical devices such as alternating air mattresses and wheelchair cushions. We manufacture different ranges of wheelchairs on site and are the contractor to different service contracts within the community and NHS.


Sumed International (Uk) Ltd


Unit 1-2

Graphite Way


SK13 1QH

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by University Of Derby


Kath Ferns 0800 0740099

Level 3 Engineering Technician - Machinist pathway apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply directly through Buxton & Leek College using the link provided.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Nov 2021