Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship KINETROL LIMITED

Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship up to level 3 with the potential to progress onto HNC or Foundation Degree. The company offers the opportunity to experience all aspects of manual & CNC machinery using the very latest production equipment, in addition apprentices will also spend time in the Design Drawing Office, Research & Development.

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Closing date: 08 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Annual Apprentice pay based on age *16yrs = £14,358 *17yrs= £16,041 *18yrs = £17,461 *19yrs = £18,941 *20yrs = £22,308 *21yrs + =£23,200

  • Working week

    39 Hours per week Monday – Thursday 8am to 4.30pm Friday 8am to 3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    01 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Kinetrol offer a double apprenticeship award.

The first being through college day release and NVQ assessment up to level 3 in Mechanical Engineering Manufacturing and opportunity to continue to HNC or Foundation degree level.

The second is an internal Kinetrol Apprenticeship Award. This is awarded for successful completion of mechanical practices completed in our production facilities including tool room and R&D departments alongside drawing office C.A.D and design office experience.

Kinetrol has a wide range of engineering applications within its manufacturing facilities.

  • Die Casting: 7 machines ranging from 40 tonnes to 800 tonnes, casing in both Zinc and Aluminium alloys.
  • Full Toolroom & Research and Development Facility
  • Turning: Manual, CNC single spindle, twin spindle, twin spindle twin turret.
  • Milling: Manual, CNC Horizontal and Vertical machine centres.
  • Robotics & Automation: Currently running 4 fully automated robot cells and developing more using our in-house automation team.
  • Wire cutting, Spark eroding, grinding, flat bed, cnc & manual. CNC programming in ISO, ISO Fanuc, & Hiedenhain languages.

Kinetrol's aim is to produce skilled mechanical engineers who will be able to help continue and develop our highly respected quality orientated business into the future.

Applicants must be independent in terms of travel to and from work & college, college travel allowance will be given by the company.

The training you will be getting

Apprentice will be attending weekly classes at Farnborough College of Technology.

Throughout the apprenticeship the learner will achieve the following qualifications: 

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Machining
  • Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)

The apprentice will also earn a certificate for achieving the Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Kinetrol's aim is to produce skilled mechanical engineers who will be able to help continue and develop our highly respected quality orientated business into the future.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

About the employer

Kinetrol was established in 1958. Initially the company's activities were based on its damping expertise which led to the development of Kinetrol's rotary viscous dashpots for smooth motion control. Kinetrol later invented and patented its vane-type rotary pneumatic actuator, recognising the emerging need for quarter-turn valve and mechanism actuation. Since then, the company has added many actuator control modules to meet the growing demand for more precise and sophisticated process control and monitoring. Kinetrol operates from three sites in Farnham, England, and exports at least 70% of sales to countries all over the world across many different industries e.g., oil and gas, food and drink.




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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


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Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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