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Advanced Technical Apprentice CUMMINS LTD.

Cummins Engine Plant is looking to recruit 5 enthusiastic apprentices to join our team specialising in Engineering at Darlington Engine Plant within the Technical Operations group. This role is a four-year apprenticeship designed to give the individual exposure to a range of Engineering functions across the Darlington site.

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Closing date: 15 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed between Monday - Friday with 30-minute lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Engineering functions that you will rotate across the 4 years include:

  • Application Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Pilot Centre
  • Value Package Introduction Build (VPI)
  • Product Engineering
  • Test Operations
  • Facilities
  • Cummins Emissions Solutions (CES)
  • Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE)

During each rotation, the successful applicant will be given a skills matrix to complete during their time in each department consisting of day to day tasks, training and support for other engineers working in the area.

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

Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticership Standard:

  • Level 2 Foundation units
  • Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • The successful applicants will attend college full-time in the 1st year and will attend 1 day per week in years 2, 3 and 4 with the remainder of the working week based on site

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • There are opportunities for progression for the right candidate upon successful completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Integrity, Diversity, Inclusion, Caring, Excellence, Can do attitude, Drive to succeed


GCSE or equivalent Any subject x 2 (Grade 4-9 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English and Science (Grade 5 GCSEs 9-5 (A*-B)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 5 GCSEs 9-5 (A*-B)) Essential

Things to consider

The first year of the apprenticeship will be based at Derwentside College. Please check travel arrangements prior to applying for the role.

About the employer

Our culture believes in POWERING YOUR POTENTIAL. We provide global opportunities to develop your career, make your community a better place and work with today’s most innovative thinkers to solve the world’s toughest problems. We believe in flexibility for you to explore your passions while making an impact through meaningful work within our inclusive workforce. That’s what #LifeAtCummins is all about.




Darlington Engine Plant,

Yarm Road



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Training provider



Apprenticeship Recruitment Team


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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