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Engineering Apprenticeship - Estimator JENKS & CATTELL ENGINEERING LIMITED

An Estimator is at the forefront of every job at Jenks & Cattell Engineering and is the tie between the sales and the engineering teams. This is the exciting role that is on offer.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday-Thursday 8.30am-5pm Friday – 8.30am-1.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will have a good knowledge of all our processes including laser cutting, welding and presswork and understand the process times, changeovers and limitations in order to manufacture a component. You will be responsible for putting costs together to work out the manufacturing cost including labour and overheads for the sales team to quote.

Thinking outside of the box is key to find more efficient manufacturing methods to save cost, improve quality and delivery etc. A mathematical and methodical mindset is crucial, as well as the ability to learn to operate CAD programmes including Solidworks, read engineering drawings, have confidence to speak and negotiate with suppliers and be literate on all Microsoft programmes especially Excel.

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

Engineering Technician L3:

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Technical Support
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) - for all starts from 1st July 2017

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There may be a position available on successful completion of this apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills


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

About the employer

Jenks & Cattell Engineering were established in 1886 and are one of the most experienced metal work companies in the UK with presswork, laser cutting and welding facilities. We mainly supply the automotive, EV and off-highway/engine industry. We have planned growth and secure business to grow by a further £5m in 3 years. Our current goals include improving efficiency of our equipment and processes, investment in new machinery including a 5-axis laser and enhancing our Target Zero philosophy. We like to grow all of our apprentices to fulltime roles and further education and have done for over a decade.




Neachells Lane



WV11 3PU

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Training provider



Clare McAuliffe

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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