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Advanced Apprentice Engineering Fitter Pudsey Diamond Engineering LTD

Training under an apprenticeship scheme to become an Engineering Fitter. Pudsey Diamond Engineering are a growing manufacturing company looking for highly capable individuals to join them.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £192.40 to £380.00

    Wages explained

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

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

Pudsey Diamond Engineering is looking to recruit a keen Apprentice to join our busy manufacturing team.  The candidate would learn the skills to become a qualified Welder using the apprenticeship route for certification.…….

Reporting to a Team Leader under control of the Production Manager, you will join our manufacturing team to participate in the smooth running of the manufacturing organisation.

The position will require the candidate to be actively involved within the day to day running of the factory, assisting and shadowing of tradespersons as required and undertaking small projects to facilitate the passing of the Engineering Standard for Fitter.

This will involve:

  • Reading technical drawings
  • Marking out
  • Fabrication
  • Cutting
  • Working to agreed requirements

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Evidence of practical hobbies or any relevant full or part time work will be an advantage.

Personal qualities

An interest in engineering will be essential, as will be a mature attitude towards health and safety.

Desired qualifications

Applicants should have 4 GCSEs at grades 4 or above, including English language, maths and a science subject (predicted grades or equivalent qualifications).  Candidates will also be asked to sit some aptitude tests.

Future prospects

Pudsey Diamond Engineering believe in training employees and are keen to use Apprenticeship schemes wherever practical since this will give the best combination of teaching and work in a real factory environment.

Progression in the organisation is based on merit and is dependent on the demonstrated achievements and commitment of the individual.

Things to consider

Pudsey Diamond is a manufacturing organisation and the work in the manufacturing unit reflects its particular market sector.

The work can on occasions be physically demanding, but never unsafe as we take pride in our health and safety as well as our quality record.

All employees, including trainees are required to undertake specific H&S and Quality awareness relevant to their jobs and are expected to take responsibility for their own work and workspace, and preventing risks to others.

Applicants need to be aware that some of their training will take place in Southampton; Pudsey Diamond will make a contribution towards travel expenses during the 16-20-week period but applicants need to be committed to all aspects the apprenticeship programme including organising their own travel arrangements

About the employer

Since 1982, Pudsey Diamond Engineering has been supplying local authority lighting engineers and contractors throughout the UK with street lighting and furniture, spares, accessories and hardware to maintain and improve their lighting stock and the environment. Constant reinvestment has seen the business grow, enabling us to employ modern CNC production machinery to manufacture high quality products and components in house at competitive prices.

Computerized design, manufacturing and control have allowed us to maximize our versatility, quality and efficiency to enable us to supply an ever increasing range of our mainline products from stock ensuring that the right stock is available at the right time

Qualified Engineers together with investment in training young people to be an integral part of the business ensures expertise and enthusiasm are applied in meeting customer requirements. Within the company we have considerable experience in engineering and lighting.

Our Investment has resulted in a flexible production facility capable of high volume production runs whilst being equally adept at designing and manufacturing one-off specials and small batches.

We pride ourselves in being able to give expert advice and backup to lighting engineers, buyers and contractors, working with them to provide equipment and components tailored exactly to suit their needs.


Pudsey Diamond Engineering LTD


Mitchell Close


SP10 3TJ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Southampton Engineering Training


tracy simper 023 8087 8319

Working with SETA, our training provider, Pudsey Diamond have designed an Advanced Apprenticeship training programme that meets its needs and will challenge its Apprentices to excel.

Dependant on start date, a period of familiarisation at the Pudsey Diamond manufacturing unit will be followed by the start of a Level 3 standard and undertaking your level 3 BTEC qualification (this BTEC will take 2 academic years of one day release to complete)

The initial training will take place in SETA’s training centre in Millbrook, Southampton full time for approximately 16-20 weeks.

Thereafter work will be in the Andover factory with day-release to the training centre and regular visits from assessors at SETA to ensure you are on track to be ready for your End Point Assessments (EPA).

This EPA will consist of three parts, which must be achieved in order for your apprenticeships to be successful.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

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