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Level 3 Engineering Fitter Apprentice Knight Electrical Switchgear Ltd

You will initially gain an understanding of key electrical components by working with them hands-on for eight weeks in our stores facility. You will then be assigned to various electrically skilled staff to acquire the skills necessary to become a qualified panel builder.

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Closing date: 04 Aug 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.5 hours, Friday 5 hours. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Tasks will include:

  • Assembly techniques
  • Fitting and wiring electrical components
  • Understanding wiring diagrams
  • Crimping cables, torquing bolts
  • Electrical testing
  • Checking bills of materials
  • Preparing goods for shipment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • An interest in electrical work
  • Practically minded, use of hand tools and a tidy approach to working
  • Commitment to the job and training
  • Comply with relevant quality, organizational and health and safety standards
  • Organisational skills and ability to see larger tasks as a series of smaller tasks
  • Able to follow instruction, but also be self-motivated
  • Attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Flexible
  • Willing to learn and be adaptable
  • Hardworking
  • A genuine passion for engineering

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs at C/4 or above including maths and English, and preferably a science subject or equivalent

Future prospects

  • The company actively encourages ongoing training and development to allow progression to other roles - related roles within the company include supervisory, CAD, estimating, engineering and project management and test

Things to consider

  • Successful candidate will be eligible for receiving a £500 bonus for successfully completing first year and achieving a positive college report. Additional hours may be required to meet specific customer requirements. College hours within the normal working week will be classified as work hours and paid at the full rate. Why us?
  • Company size - big enough to have proper structure and processes but small enough that you can have an influence
  • Progression – the company employs highly qualified, tools based job managers, supervisors and testers
  • Variety- the company also employs electrically qualified estimators, CAD specialists, project managers and engineers
  • Environment - work in a clean, temperature controlled, consistent working environment with no excessive travel
  • Welfare - free workwear, company funded events, too allowance
  • Job satisfaction – contribute to manufacturing items which protect lives

About the employer

Knight Electrical Switchgear is a specialist provider of electrical switchgear, control panels and related products – products which control and protect electrical systems. The company’s products are built in a dedicated factory in Donyatt and installed in hospitals, schools, prisons, naval bases, museums, shops and solar farms throughout the UK. The company is successful, innovative and widely recognised as one of the foremost suppliers of its type in the UK.


Knight Electrical Switchgear Ltd


Knight Electrical Switchgear Ltd

Unit 1 Donyatt Business Park



TA19 0RG

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Training provider

Bridgwater & Taunton College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bridgwater & Taunton College

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Engineering Fitter:

  • Engineering Fitter Standard - Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • Edexcel L3 BTEC Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • Edexcel L3 BTEC Dip in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • EAL L3 Dip in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • EAL L3 NVQ Extended Dip in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
  • EAL L3 NVQ Extended Dip in Installation and Commissioning
  • EAL L3 NVQ Extended Dip in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths (If required, exemptions apply)

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

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