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Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeship N.I.S. LIMITED

As a manufacturing engineer you will interpret, breakdown and process drawings and specifications to enable the manufacturing team to build products our clients have asked for. You will also provide support to other teams throughout the business. As an apprentice you'll be given all of the relevant on and off the job training necessary

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

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8 hours Monday to Thursday 5 hours on a Friday 30 min unpaid lunch break Mon - Thursday

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice you will undertake training to enable you to:

Interpret, breakdown and process engineering drawings and specifications to enable the manufacture of products in accordance with NIS procedures.

Provide engineering support to other teams in the organisation e.g. engineering design, projects, purchasing, production and quality departments.

Training and duties will include;

  • Understand and interpret engineering drawings
  • Generate Master Control Schedules for material procurement
  • Identify optimum manufacturing methodology
  • Extraction of all relevant information from client documentation,  specifications, quality plans.
  • Produce detailed manufacturing route cardsIdentify in-house/subcontract activities
  • Generate specifications for subcontracts
  • Generate supplementary manufacturing sketches
  • Problem solving

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Apprentices will complete the Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician Standard.

Apprentices will attend Preston College on a weekly basis to complete off the job training - at this moment in time, the training day is done on a Thursday.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

If successful in obtaining the NVQ level 4 and displaying behaviours and a positive attitude needed to succeed in NIS , then employment would be as a developing manufacturing engineer within one of the Project Portfolio teams. Further study will be considered dependant on future career pathway.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade Pass) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Engineering (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

No Physical constraints. This is predominantly an office-based job scrutinising engineering drawings both hard copies and electronic. Must have an eye for detail and be able to think logically about how components are to be put together

About the employer

Established in 1983, we have a long and proud track record of delivering high quality, often bespoke, products and services across a broad range of markets. From initial contact through to work completion, our Excellent People offer customer focused, pragmatic engineering services. Although bespoke solutions are one of our specialities, we also recognise the benefits of utilising and integrating existing technologies. Frequently drawing on our many years of experience and diverse industry presence, our focus is to deliver value-for-money engineering excellence to our current and future clients. We are privileged to work for a wide variety of prestigious clients on some of the most exciting and complex engineering projects in the world. From cleaning up nuclear legacies to developing the next generation of security scanning products, the one thing all our projects demand is excellence in engineering and manufacturing. Achieving that excellence is at the forefront of everything we do, working to the values that we have embedded within our people. This ensures that we perform to the very best of our collective abilities to deliver pragmatic, cost-effective services – powered by pride.




Ackhurst Road




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Training provider



Habib Shama

01772 225742

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering manufacturing technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

Applicants will need to apply through the Preston College website, and complete the online process. You may be required to complete an initial assessment and college interview once your application has been processed.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Aug 2022