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L3 Electro-Mechanical Fitter Apprentice Marden Edwards Ltd

Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA) is supporting Marden Edwards Limited to recruit Level 3 Engineering Technician apprentices to join their team

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    39 hours per week 07:30 hours to 16:45 hours Monday to Thursday with 45 mins unpaid for lunch; 07:30 hours to 12:30 hours Friday. Hours are made up of both on the job training and study.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Marden Edwards. has an opportunity for the right person to become an apprentice and gain their skills with a company proactive in its field and expertise.

The successful applicant:

  • will become a highly skilled electro mechanical assembly fitter.
  • At the end of the apprenticeship, be able to mechanically, electrically and pneumatically assemble a wide range of complex packaging machinery involving electrically driven mechanical movements, pneumatic actuators and electronic control sub-systems.
  • be able to use a range of hand and power tools, undertake manual machining operations, use various measuring devices, accurately set and shim to complete various sub and final assemblies.
  • be trained to make their own wire looms, populate and wire boards and panels and final machine wire including electrical testing and commissioning.
  • be able carry out repair and diagnostics to machinery.
  • install software, commission programmable logic controllers onto machinery.
  • Will, as an electro mechanical fitter apprentice, form part of the company’s succession planning. The company will support personal & professional development.
  • ensure a safe working environment by working safely in accordance with site Risk Assessments, Health & Safety procedures and rules at all times.
  • develop in the role to enable effective use of technical and engineering skills and knowledge in a logical, practical, applied way to solve problems.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You should be a career orientated individual, have a methodical and practical approach to learning and encompassed with a desire to succeed academically. Being hands on will also ensure that this apprenticeship is fulfilling, rewarding and achievable.  


Personal qualities

Enthusiasm and a determination to succeed. Self-motivation, to ensure college deadlines are met, and an inquiring mind.

Work effectively as a team player in every respect – within your own team while on shift but also the wider maintenance teams.

Ensure attendance at daily shift briefings to understand the wider production performance and needs and how this impacts the maintenance team.

You should be a career orientated individual, have a methodical and practical approach to learning and encompassed with a desire to succeed academically whilst also being proactive. This will ensure that this apprenticeship is fulfilling, rewarding and achievable. 

The willingness to assist colleagues and undertake any other duties within level of capability as required between core responsibilities is essential.

Desired qualifications

4 GCSEs, grades A-C (achieved or predicted), including maths, English Language and science. (Equivalent qualifications will be considered). Candidates meeting these minimum criteria will be invited to SETA to sit aptitude tests.

Future prospects

An opportunity to progress your career with the organisation

Things to consider

Starts at £5 p/h depending on age of the candidate, increasing every year until they're 20, then it is based on performance.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual and will be an excellent opportunity to begin your career with a progressive company. 

Apprentices must be able to travel to and from SETA training facilities in Millbrook Southampton for long block training weeks and to Marden Edwards in Wimborne.

You will be required to attend long block training at SETA Southampton to ensure your training is effectively given and also to work within the teams at Marden Edwards whilst not attending the normal workplace.

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

Marden Edwards, established over 50 years, is a world leader in the design, manufacture and assembly of overwrapping and shrink-wrapping systems. Our position as international market leader is the result of an exceptionally comprehensive product range, an ability to tailor machinery to individual applications, and a worldwide network of trade partners providing local expertise and after sales service.  

Over 10,000 Marden Edwards systems have been manufactured from our UK factory and installed in over 150 countries worldwide. All our systems are designed, manufactured and supplied to the latest ISO standards to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 45001:2018, seamlessly integrating our overwrapping machinery into your production process.

It is a measure of the reliability and lasting quality of the machinery that many of the early machines, produced up to 50 years ago, are still in production and fully supported by our after sales division.


Marden Edwards Ltd



Nimrod Way E Dorset Trade Park


BH21 7SH

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Southampton Engineering Training


Tracy Simper 023 8087 8319

Working with Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA), our engineering training provider, Marden Edwards Limited have designed an apprenticeship training programme that meets our needs whilst giving our apprentices the opportunity to succeed.


Apprentices will undertake a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard programme.


This will include a period of practical workshop based ‘off-the-job’ training at SETA’s Apprenticeship Centre in Southampton to work towards foundation knowledge, skills and behaviours in engineering (including Health & Safety).


You may also begin a technical certificate (depending on your prior attainments) where you will be required to attend SETA one day a week over two academic years.



After your initial training at SETA, you will be with your employer working towards developing your skills, knowledge and behaviours for your apprenticeship, as well as gathering evidence for a portfolio required for an independent end point assessment which will be taken at the end of your apprenticeship.  This can consist of practical observation, an online test and a professional discussion.


For candidates who do well this opens the opportunity for further career progression.


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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