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As an Apprentice General Assembler you will learn to complete mechanical/electrical assembly work to technical drawings and CMM output. Visit our vacancies page for video and more info on Ametek at

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £250 per week minimum - £13,000 to £15,600 PA to start with incremental increases

  • Working week

    07.30 to 16.00 Monday to Thursday and 07.30 to 13.00 on Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

In this wide-ranging apprenticeship you will learn: 

  • Mechanical assembly work to drawing and/or Coordinate Measuring machine output (CMM). 
  • Electro/mechanical work, fan/motors and or heaters to drawing and/or CMMs. 
  • Use basic hand tools and measuring equipment. For example torque drivers, crimping tools, micrometers and verniers 
  • Soldering of small components 
  • Brazing 
  • Carry out, where appropriate, mechanical and electrical tests as defined in the process control documents. For example: Flash, resistance and inductance 
  • Complete all relevant documentation. 
  • Provide any information or help required to customers, suppliers and visitors from other companies within our group of companies who often tour the factory floors, and may well take the opportunity to examine parts, talk to staff or watch them carry out their work.  Therefore, the ideal candidate should be able to communicate at all levels. 
  • Participate in any Continuous Improvement and 5S activities that affects the quality or output of the product. 

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

Engineering Fitter L3 Apprenticeship Standard - This will include on-site training at Ametek and day release attendance at college.

On completion of the apprenticeship, you will have achieved the following qualification;

  • An employer approved Level 2 Foundation Competence qualification
  • An employer approved Level 3 Development Competence qualification

The final apprenticeship completion certificate will be issued on achievement of the above qualification and successful completion of final end point assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To become a fully trained and qualified General Assembler with Ametek.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Manage own workload, Good practical skills, Ability to meet deadlines, Self Motivated


GCSE or equivalent another 3 subjects (Grade 4/5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths, English (Grade 4/5 (C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science, ICT (Grade 4/5) Desired

Things to consider

Like all apprenticeships, this requires a long-term commitment - in addition to the development of practical skills and knowledge, there will be assignments and portfolio entries to complete, as well as college coursework. This is a fantastic opportunity to complete an apprenticeship and work with a top organisation and achieve recognised qualifications. You may also find the link below useful if you need to travel to work by public transport.

About the employer

Ametek Design and Manufacture Thermal Management and Motion Control Products for the Aerospace, Defence, Oil & Gas and Rail industry.




111 Windmill Road


TW16 7EF

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Training provider



Pauline Jones

01274 416989

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

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