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Manufacturing Management Degree Apprenticeship level 6 Superior Seals Limited

The chance to pursue an apprenticeship with the winner of the National Apprenticeship Awards Medium Sized Employer of the year. Successful applicants will undertake a high calibre apprenticeship programme in the Company Academy.

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £182.78 to £361.00

    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

    Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    5 years

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available

With its own in-house training Academy and engineering workshop, Superior can support you during your entire Apprenticeship. The Company has been recognised for having one of the best Apprenticeship programmes in the UK by the National Apprenticeship Service and was awarded the prestigious Princess Royal Training Award in 2018 for its investment in apprenticeships, training and development of its employees.

Our apprenticeship is for someone who is keen on learning how a major manufacturing business operates. Offering opportunities in: Manufacturing Management, Logistics, Quality and Sales.

About superior:

  • Superior is a leading UK manufacture of high integrity O-rings, seals and special mouldings.

About the apprenticeship:

This apprenticeship offers you the chance to achieve a degree in Manufacturing Management. We will ensure that you get the full picture of the business, from core manufacturing, to project and business management.

Your first year at Superior will be spent full time in our training Academy with our dedicated training manager to support you. One day a week will be spent at Bournemouth and Poole College, to ensure you get a full understanding of an engineering business, from the ground upwards. Once you have completed your first year in our Academy, you will complete monthly rotations in each area of the business.

The apprenticeship role includes:

  • Full Health and Safety training
  • Manual machining training
  • Finishing skills training
  • Analytical Methods for Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Business and Project Management
  • Team leading and leadership development

Our Engineering Apprenticeship is accredited by The Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE.

The criteria:

Applicants will need to have (or be predicted) a minimum of 3 A-Levels or equivalent (Grade C/4 or above, preferably in maths and Science) or Level 3 in Engineering.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • A solid level of maths is essential
  • You will be hard working, enthusiastic with excellent interpersonal skills
  • You will need to be diligent with a positive attitude to work and study
  • Flexible
  • Adaptable

Personal qualities

  • Accountability – personal responsibility
  • Commitment - don’t give up when things get tough
  • Cooperation – to be a team player
  • Excellence – set high standards and strive to meet them
  • Innovation – look for ways to do your job better
  • Integrity – tell the truth and treat others with respect

Desired qualifications

  • This is an excellent opportunity to train with the best, in an industry where qualified personnel are in demand all over the world
  • If you have got, or expect to get at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, or equivalent, to include maths, English, Science and one Technical subject, and want to join a dynamic, fast-moving company, you have come to the right place
  • You will also be predicted or have 3 A Levels or equivalent at grade C or above

Future prospects

HNC- Foundation Degree - Degree (For example: Bachelors in Engineering) - Master's Degree (all funded by Superior).

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

The winner of the 2018 National Apprenticeship Award for Medium Sized Employer of the Year, Superior pursues innovation and constant improvement in the design, manufacture and supply of ‘O’ rings and special mouldings.

Today, we have a customer base which includes some of the worlds most renowned and respected manufacturing companies. Superior works closely with global market leaders in sectors including engineering, automotive, food and beverage, electronics and medical equipment.
We strive to help ensure the dependability and quality of our clients’ products. As these products evolve, they, in turn, create ever more sophisticated demands. Superior is committed to the pursuit of perfection.

We are a leading company in our field and work tirelessly to remain so. Our goal is to become the preferred supplier of precision seals and special mouldings to even more of the world’s finest manufacturing companies.
Excellence seeks out excellence.


Superior Seals Limited


Unit 8


BH21 7SH

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bournemouth & Poole College

Manufacturing Engineer Level 6 BEng degree level including HNC/FDEng en route.

Apprenticeship standard

Manufacturing engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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