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Engineering Apprenticeship Houghton International Electrical Services Ltd

Level 3 Engineering Fitter Do you aspire to work in the engineering industry? Do you want to gain a level 3 apprenticeship in engineering? This may be the perfect opportunity for you!

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

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Closing date: 02 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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 - Thursday, 8.00am - 4.30pm and Friday, 8.00am - 3.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

To follow a formal structured training programme:

  • Work as a full member of the Houghton International Team, developing skills for rewinding, repairing electro mechanical equipment, motors, gearboxes and pumps.
  • Learn how to use mechanical and electrical fault finding techniques
  • Develop skills over time to contribute to the provision of complete build, repair and preventative maintenance solutions for electronic, electrical and mechanical systems from small servomotors to the largest power generation systems
  • Comply with all health & safety procedures
  • Promote good housekeeping for an efficient working environment
  • Must be prepared to work in a workshop environment and on site
  • Deliver excellent internal and external customer care and satisfaction
  • Be an ambassador for Houghton International

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good level of mathematical skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good timekeeping skills

Personal qualities

  • Determination to succeed
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player

Desired qualifications

  • The candidate must have at least 5 GCSEs, or equivalent, at grade 4 / C or above including maths and English language, IT and sciences
  • Please note that Level 2 adult literacy and Level 2 adult numeracy will not be accepted

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme there may be further opportunities of ongoing future personal development.

Things to consider

  • The candidate’s successful application may lead to an aptitude test and interview with Tyne North Training and an interview with the prospective employer

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

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

Houghton International pioneers technical and commercial innovation in the repair, maintenance and life extension of rotating electrical machines, operating through three specialist Divisions; High Voltage Coils, Electro Mechanical Services and Rail. We service a broad range of sectors including rail transport, power generation - renewables, hydro, industrial, oil & gas and marine, serving a global customer base through our partnership and agent network.

Our commitment to innovation and continuous improvement has resulted in HiFLEX™ our world leading fully cured, totally flexible insulation system and in the rail sector we continue to lead the traction motor repair market with HiTRAX™ coils, the only insulation system in the world developed and marketed specifically into the traction motor market by a traction motor repair company and HiTRANS™ our patent pending transient dynamic MA Set test process that electrically simulates full load conditions on any type of Motor Alternator (MA Set).


Houghton International Electrical Services Ltd


C A Parsons Works

Shields Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Tyne North Training Ltd

  • The advanced apprenticeship is typically a 4 year programme
  • The successful candidate will work towards and complete the following qualifications: Level 3 Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

The link will take you to our engineering applications page simply follow the prompts.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 02 Jul 2022