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Apprentice Engineer Level 2 Kirton Engineering

We have an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join our team as an Apprentice Engineer. The role will focus on both electrical and mechanical engineering with a view to further development including working on control panels and using CAD systems. Feel this could be the role for you? Apply today!

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

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Closing date: 17 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday. Hours TBC.

    Total hours per week: 39.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Engineer to join the well-established team at Kirton Engineering. The role will focus on both electrical and mechanical engineering with a view to further development including working on control panels and using CAD systems as you progress further with your apprenticeship.

The company are looking for a candidate to become an integral part of the team and once qualified, you could progress to working off-site, focusing on PVC pipe fitting and mechanical engineering. The ideal candidate will show enthusiasm for the role and be willing to learn new skills. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join a company with a proven track record of employee longevity.

The apprentice will be expected to:

  • Observe and follow the health and safety protocols of Kirton Engineering
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Show an enthusiastic attitude to working and learning
  • Be punctual at all times
  • Have an interest in electrical and mechanical engineering
  • Show an interest in career progression, possibly to service engineer

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Welding
  • Plating
  • Drilling and cutting
  • Interpreting the CAD drawings
  • Being responsible for your own daily activities
  • Prioritising tasks and workload
  • Develop a good working relationship with both external and internal customers

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good attention to detail
  • Hard working and adaptable
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn
  • Able to listen and follow instructions
  • Able to undertake manual handling tasks

Personal qualities

  • Good time keeper
  • Able to co-operate with others as part of a team
  • Good work ethic

Desired qualifications

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and maths (or equivalent). (If you do not already meet these criteria, we will ask you to sit initial assessments to indicate which level you are currently working at).

Future prospects

The opportunity to secure permanent employment for the right applicant with the option of working remotely and progressing to service engineer

Things to consider

  • The candidate will be expected to make their own travel arrangements to work and college
  • As an apprentice you can apply for a NUS Apprentice extra card which can be used at hundreds of high street and online brands.

About the employer

Coming from its legacy Waste Water Reclaim foundations Kirton has developed a wide range of products to suit Reclaim, Industrial and Potable water applications. Today we specialise in the design and manufacture of a comprehensive range of water treatment and water processing products that include Waste Water harvesting and reclaim, Water Filtration, Water Softening, Water Purification and use Reverse Osmosis technology in a number of its applications.

A niche area that we have developed more recently is the provision of units that can create drinking water from salt water and other ‘non-potable’ water sources.

Our scope of supply includes that of Design, Manufacture, Installation and Commissioning of the equipment based on customer specified requirements. We help our customers and their customers understand not only the financial cost and process efficiency benefits of their water usage but also the environmental advantages of operating a “Cleaner Water” operation.

We work with OEM’s, consultants and the end customer based upon the nature of the channels to market to provide top quality solutions that efficiently use a critical natural resource. To ensure that our customers get a full suite of services we have a top-quality repair, maintenance and service infrastructure that covers not only the UK mainland but our clients around the world.

We’ve helped multiple industries across the globe benefit from the best water treatment technologies available. We draw on our long-standing experience and knowledge gained by working in these sectors to design, engineer and fully implement water solutions time and time again. The technical capabilities that the company have are some of the best in the sector and we work with industry leaders in developing our own systems, processes and products to match the ever-increasing demands of this critical market place.


Kirton Engineering


Unit 15

Station Road, The Crown Business Park

Melton Mowbray

LE14 3NQ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Stephenson College


Apprenticeship Team (SMB Group) 01530 519 001

Intermediate Engineering Operative Standard.

  • Block release to our Stephenson campus, Coalville. (Part of the SMB Group)
  • Functional skills if necessary
  • On-the-job training
  • Off-the-job training

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

All applications should be made through the Stephenson College (Part of the SMB Group) website and under no circumstances should a direct approach to the employer be made. Any direct approaches will result in your application NOT being considered for selection. Please understand that we may close vacancies prior to the publishing closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received. Please ignore the below statement to apply through the employer website, this is an automated message from the National Apprenticeship Service.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 17 Dec 2021