As an engineering apprentice at Barnfield you are mentored to learn a range of tasks such as installation of steelwork, access stairs and platforms, installation of pipework, ductile iron, steel and plastic, fabrication work. Also, workshop-based duties, mechanical installations, pumps motors gearboxes, use of lifting equipment and lifting operations.

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Basic working hours will be 40 hours any time between 07:30 – 16:30, Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    29 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Engineering Site Fitter Apprentice - 

Each apprentice will be placed with one of our project supervisors to learn how we at Barnfield Engineering deliver projects ranging from larger CDM projects up to £2,000,000.00 in value to small works projects around £1,000.00. The role shall be varied with time spent in the office, workshop and site environments. This will be a very hands on role assisting our team at all levels and mentored by our Project Supervisors.

Internal and external training shall be provided:

  • Installation of steelwork – Access stairs and platforms
  • Installation of pipework – Ductile iron, steel and plastic
  • Fabrication work - Workshop based duties
  • Mechanical installations – pumps motors gearboxes
  • Use of lifting equipment – Lifting operations

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

  • Working to achieve the Level 3 Engineering Fitter Standard
  • This will be witih weekly day release to Basingstoke College and workplace training and reviews
  • Maths and English Functional skills Level 2 will be delivered through classroom based weekly training for those who need to achieve them
  • On and off the job training and location to be confirmed

Mandatory qualifications:

  • Choose one of the qualifications: Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) – Awarding organization EAL; GLH 750, this qualification ensures full knowledge to complete the fitting role


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Barnfield Engineering encourage on-going training and development

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Team working, Eager to learn, Enthusiasm


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4 /C) Essential

Things to consider

Due to the location and working on site candidates will need their own transport.

About the employer

Barnfield Engineering Services Limited was founded in 1986 by Stephen Thorpe whose engineering background started in the food processing industry. Since 1986 from our site in Newbury Berkshire, we have provided specialist industrial installation and maintenance work to the Water Industries and Building industries in the UK and overseas for UK based Companies. The Company was awarded BS EN ISO9001 certification by SGS in 1998 and continues to operate to a clearly defined management system. The Company became limited in 2000 and growth has continued each year since. In 2006, the Company was awarded a framework agreement by one of the major Water Authorities to cover the carrying out of both clean and waste water engineering projects both new works and refurbishment and/ or replacement of existing facilities. Barnfield Engineering Services Limited has built up its reputation as a reliable, experienced, and well resourced contractor to the water supply and waste water services industries including the water authorities. Barnfield Engineering Services Limited provides a flexible approach to all its projects to ensure that Customers obtain a personal service adapted to suit their particular needs. The Company's reputation continues to increase in stature as it continues to provide a highly professional, reliable service and a high quality product whilst maintaining a commitment to customer care and to ensuring that projects are completed to the highest standards. Barnfield Engineering Services Limited has maintained an excellent safety record and ensures that all of the projects the Company handles are in accordance with current regulations and good practice using a highly skilled trained workforce all of whom carry a CSCS Card







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Karen Dodd


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Training provider



Rachel Eaves

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

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