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Engineering Technician Fitter - Apprentice HANSA FLEX UK LIMITED

Do you have a heart for machines? Then HANSA-FLEX is the right place for you! Our mission is to get machines running (again) with state-of-the-art hydraulics. Our high-quality standards and our tireless commitment to customers has made us a leading international company in our field. Our employees are the greatest asset of our family-owned company.

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Closing date: 02 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. 8am-5pm. 1 hour lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Assemble equipment according to schedules. Review work/test systems thoroughly. Identify and resolve issues and feedback problems. Communicate and cooperate within the team. Participate fully with the stock control system. Complete administration as required. Adhere to company policies and procedures and participate in the Health and Safety. Participate in training, team meetings and staff development. Contribute to a clean & organised workshop. Work in an ethical and professional manner.

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

Standard ST0432 Fitter

You will be trained in all aspects of engineering to include manufacture, assembly, and installation to a high standard.

L2 Dip in Advanced Manufacturing (Foundation Comp)

L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Guildford College 

Two days a week in college in year one, and one day per week in year two.

Maths and English is required at grade 4 (C), thus no functional skills will be required as part of the course.

This occupation is found in manufacturing and process sectors.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to produce complex high value, low volume components or assemblies in full or part, using machines, equipment or systems, to the required specification. For example, turbines, cranes, gearboxes, production lines, rigs and platforms. Fitters may typically have a mechanical, electrical, electronic, control systems, pipe fitting or instrumentation bias. To produce or re-furbish the components fitters will interpret drawings/specifications and plan their work, for example ensuring they have the right tools, equipment and resources to complete the task to the required specification. Fitters are required to check their work against quality standards and make adjustments as required based on their knowledge. On completion of the task a fitter will hand over the product and prepare the work area for the next task by checking equipment meets the standards required to operate. They may be based in a workshop or clients premises - this may include hazardous environments.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation typically interacts with line managers/supervisors; depending on the size of the employer and nature of the work they may work as part of a team of fitters or independently. They may interact with personnel in other functions for example installation and maintenance engineers, health & safety and quality assurance personnel, as well as internal or external customers.

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for completion of their work to the required specification and deadlines, in line with quality, health & safety and environmental regulations and requirements, with minimum supervision.  


Mandatory qualifications
Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) – Awarding organization EAL; GLH 750, Level: 3

OR Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) – Awarding organization Pearsons; GLH 720 Level: 3

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, and subject to you meeting the criteria required, there may be an opportunity to continue with us as a full-time member of the team which could lead to an exciting and rewarding future career. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Flexible., Able to prioritise.


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 (C) or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 (C) or above) Essential

Things to consider

You will need to consider how you will get to work, time, distance, and cost. This role is a 42-month apprenticeship and as part of your apprenticeship you will be required to attend college day release and complete an Engineering Standard Apprenticeship qualification.

About the employer

HANSA-FLEX is one of the world’s leading suppliers of all-round solutions in hydraulics. For 50 years now customers from all industries have relied on the quality and dependability of our products and services. Our portfolio ranges from basic hydraulic hoses to the complex planning and installation of entire hydraulic systems.




Columbia Works

Fleming Way Unit 2

Manor Royal

RH10 9JU

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Training provider



Mark Chen-Wishart


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

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