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Manufacturing Engineering Apprentice Huco Engineering Industries Ltd

Apprentices sought to learn skills appropriate to production in a lean manufacturing environment and/or an injection moulding cell and toolroom. Apprentices will spend time in different manufacturing cells and support functions.

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Closing date: 05 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 0745 to 1645 Friday 0745 to 1245 Day release for formal classroom based education during college term times.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Learn and develop skills required for the machining and assembly of engineered products for automation and motion control, including
  • Health and Safety in a manufacturing environment
  • Theory and practice of machining processes such as turning and milling
  • Hand skills and the use of engineering hand tools
  • CNC programming, setting and operating
  • Lean manufacturing principles and practice
  • Problem solving and process improvement
  • Apply acquired skills in a live production environment
  • Follow all Company rules and processes
  • Attend off-site training classes provided by the Company’s chosen further education partners
  • Complete all required training assessments

Reporting to:

  • Assigned Team Leader and Production Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to read, understand and follow technical instructions
  • Practical and organisational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Keen for knowledge and new skills

Personal qualities

Required attributes

  • Diligence:  Willing to invest time and effort into learning and growing in knowledge and experience
  • Time management: Developing an understanding of Standard Work and learning to work to strict production schedules
  • Interpersonal Skills:  Treat colleagues with respect at all times, follow instructions and be able to ask pertinent questions.
  • Problem solving:  Ready to learn how to identify problems, prioritising through understanding when problems are urgent or important or both.

Desired qualifications

Maths and English to GCSE Grade C level (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Apprenticeships do not guarantee future employment with the Company but we have a history of successful apprentices who have gone into full time roles including some who have been promoted to leadership positions within the Company.

Things to consider

Covid 19:

  • Please note, that due to COVID19 and social distancing measures, some initial interviews may be conducted by telephone or other remote means. Employers are required to take appropriate Health and Safety measures when employing a new apprentice. Each employer will advise applicants of which appropriate measures to follow.

About the employer

With more than 40 years of innovation, Huco is recognized as a world leader in precision coupling and piston air motor technologies. Backed by extensive application experience, utilizing the most advanced materials, Huco designs and manufactures innovative power transmission solutions that meet the most demanding customer requirements.

Huco manufactures a comprehensive range of precision coupling types including beam, Oldham, Uni-Lat, bellows, rigid, flex membrane, jaw and double loop. A full line of highly efficient piston air motors and air motor/worm gearbox assemblies is also offered.

Reliable Huco products can be found in a variety of key markets including food processing, energy, textiles, medical, packaging, metals, machine tools and material handling on applications such as stepper & servo drives, dynamometers, scanners, pumps, fans & blowers,mixers, conveyors and compressors.

Huco is part of the Altra Industrial Motion group, a US listed public company with revenues of approx. $2bn and more than 8,000 employees. 


Huco Engineering Industries Ltd


Mead Lane, Merchant Drive


SG13 7BL

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Harlow College


Kellie Tighe 07739467348

Harlow College offers 2 different routes through the Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard.

The qualifications you will achieve will be:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge) - Machining Route Only

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Machining / Mechatronics
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Machining / Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

Plus functional skills at Level 2 Maths and Level 2 English if you do not hold a C/4 or above grade in GCSE

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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