Engineering Apprentice 3T RPD Ltd

3T RPD has recently expanded its Newbury operations to meet worldwide demand with further growth planned over the next 5 years. As part of our continued development we have 2 great opportunities for an Engineering Apprentice. You’ll learn various skills within the production teams prior to the successful candidate specialising in one area.

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    8:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Thursday, 8:00am – 3:30pm Friday. Each day has a 30 minute lunch. College days vary

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

3T RPD has recently expanded its Newbury UK multi million pound operations to meet worldwide demand with further infrastructure continued to be implemented over the next five years as part of an ambitious growth plan.

As part of our development we have two vacancies for engineering apprentices to join our talented 3T team.

These roles will sample various skills within the production teams prior to the successful candidate specialising in one area.

The apprentice program is a key valued part of 3T growth plan.

Job outline

To train as an engineering apprentice technician, to undertake a structured training program within an additive manufacturing environment

Major responsibility:

• Observing, learning and understanding a wide range of engineering skills and processes while under the instruction of skilled technical staff.

• Training will incorporate but not limited to hand fitting/finishing, quality inspection, manual machining, CNC multi axis machining, modelling, Additive Manufacturing Set Up and CAD design for AM optimisation.

• To be able to demonstrate these skills and processes as the training period progresses by working independently or with a team, to undertake tasks as instructed and increasing overall contribution to the department.

• To undertake and successfully complete suitable college courses throughout the training period, achieving the academic grades and practical skills in order to entitle yearly progression.

• Learning and understanding the importance of Health and Safety within an engineering environment.

• To learn how to maintain workshop equipment and to keep it in good repair.

• To maintain a logbook and work based evidence over the duration of the apprenticeship period, recording projects that have been undertaken and the skills learned.

• To maintain and to ensure general good housekeeping of the workplace.


The starting salary for this Apprenticeship is £240.50 per week, however this will be reviewed on successful completion of each year;

  • Year Two (on completion of year one): £288.46 per week
  • Year Three (on completion of year two): £336.54 per week

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good engineering knowledge with a methodical mentality.

Personal qualities

  • Good communication skills and wiliness to learn.
  • Good team player but will self-motivated to work alone.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Grade C above for English & Maths
  • Minimum successful completion of first year engineering course to either Level 2 or 3 standards.

Future prospects

* On-going employment in a growing company with career development prospects. * Further potential formal training up to degree level if agreed by employee and employer.

Things to consider

Greenham Common Business park is located four miles from Newbury Town Centre. There is an hourly bus service from Newbury Bus Terminal.

About the employer

3T RPD Ltd is a market leading production Additive Manufacturing company. Our production facilities build components for customers in a range of industries including aerospace, motorsport (F1), automotive and defence sector. We manufacture production quantity parts for end usage alongside one-off or prototypes in a range of metal alloys and plastics.


3T RPD Ltd


Unit 14-16

Fulton Court

Greenham Business Park


RG19 6HD

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Training provider

On-the-job training will be provided to achieve all aspects of the role requirements.  Plus, on-going support will be offered by your direct Line Manager and your Newbury College Assessor to achieve the Apprenticeship.

The Apprenticeship will include;

  • Competence Based: Extended NVQ Diploma Level 3 in Technical Support
  • Knowledge Based: Technical Certificate (Edexcel BTEC National Diploma in Engineering L3)
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English & ICT (All Level 2)
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills

Delivery of the Apprenticeship will be mainly in the work place with 1 day attendance at Newbury College for the taught element of the programme.

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Newbury College


Business Team, Newbury College 01635 845229

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2017