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Apprentice Mechanical Engineer Edale Limited

This role will provide the successful candidate with recognised training skills to qualify as a Mechanical Engineer, and also training covering a range of disciplines within our manufacturing business. A permanent role could be offered after completion of the 3 year training period.

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Closing date: 30 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • To complete BTEC or equivalent qualifications
  • To perform high quality mechanical assembly following, where possible, the drawings and specifications supplied by the Drawing Office
  • To ensure that machine build times are kept within those budgeted by Production
  • To liaise with the Electrical Engineers to ensure that both electrical and mechanical work is co-ordinated to avoid reworking
  • To immediately report any component shortages to the Team leader or Manufacturing Manager
  • To report to the Team leader or Manufacturing Manager when a job has been completed or to move off a job if there are not sufficient parts available to continue the build efficiently
  • Responsible for reporting any quality failures to the Team leader or Manufacturing Manager
  • Responsible for reporting any problems related to the operation of equipment used to perform mechanical assembly to the Team leader or Manufacturing Manager
  • To ensure that there are sufficient supplies of consumable components to perform the tasks required using the Edale Kanban system
  • To define and report any areas for process improvement in accordance with the company’s Continuous Improvement program
  • To follow both the company’s Health and Safety and Environmental policies
  • To perform factory maintenance tasks when required
  •  To assist Stores Department when requested
  • To ensure that working areas are kept to the highest level of cleanliness
  • To perform any other task as may be reasonably required and consistent with duties of the post

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communicator
  • Able to work well as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • Have a good work ethic
  • Good timekeeping

Desired qualifications

  • For this standard A*-C/9-4 in maths and English or equivalent is desirable, however all applicants will be considered on merit subject to initial assessment against the requirements of the standard
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel essential
  • Willingness to learn is key

Future prospects

  • Possibility to progress within the company

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

About the employer

Edale are a leading supplier of high technology, narrow-mid web flexographic and digital printing presses and converting equipment. 

Constantly watching and focusing on the ever-changing needs of the printing and packaging market, we apply our renowned design and engineering expertise to provide equipment that helps you to deliver quality products day-in, day-out, enhancing your image, reputation and profitability.

Our printing and converting systems are designed to enable you to increase throughput and quality, reduce material wastage and enjoy maximum uptime. They are also fully upgradeable to stay ahead of you, and your customers, changing demands.

With over 50 worldwide agents and distributors, Edale have a long list of satisfied customers in many international locations.


Edale Limited


Unit 1


PO15 7FY

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Downs College


Liz Langley +442393879999

As an Apprentice, you will have the opportunity to study the following through this Apprenticeship:

  • An employer approved Level 2 Foundation Competence qualification
  • An employer approved Level 3 Development Competence qualification
  • An employer approved Level 3 Development Technical Knowledge qualification
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • End Point Assessment
  • English, maths and ICT if required

At Havant & South Downs College we offer different methods of delivery either work based or day release. This will be discussed with you upon appointment.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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