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Engineering Apprentice Electrical and Mechanical FORD HALEWOOD TRANSMISSIONS LIMITED

Waterside Training in partnership with Ford Halewood Transmissions Ltd has ten fantastic opportunities for apprentices to join their production team as either a Mechanical or Electrical engineer, You will become part of the engineering team to fully support the manufacturing process at Ford and become a fully qualified engineer with experience.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 03 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting wage will be £15170 developing to £30,342 per annum in year 4

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.45am - 4.30pm (Year 1) Site Based working year 2 onwards, shift work may be required depending on the requirements of the Company

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice you will be:

* Working on machinery in the Mechancial workshop to create your own tools and parts

*Working on Lathes machines and milling machinery

*Following instructions to create and wire your own panels

*Programming of panels and fault finding in electrical workshop

*Working as part of a team on projects related to your workplace

The four-year engineering apprenticeship will initially cover broad based training and grounding in Electrical and Mechanical skills at Waterside Training in St Helens with years 2,3 and 4 working on plant at Halewood alongside qualified craftsmen in either an Electrical or Mechanical discipline whilst continuing to attend college day release up to Level 4 HNC

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

Apprentices will complete a programme of both theoretical and practical learning over a four-year period. Initially, based at Waterside Training undertaking broad based training during year 1 in Electrical and Mechanical techniques before moving to a programme of working on site for a global organisation with experienced engineering technician's tackling “real life” activities.  You will receive both vocational and academic training on and off site.

During the first year from September 2023 to July 2024 you will develop your skills and knowledge by attending Waterside Training Limited on a block release basis to carry out foundation training in Electrical and Mechanical techniques working from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Over the first two years you will complete a City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Engineering giving both academic and workshop skills.  Additional training will also be completed during your apprenticeship to cover the requirements of the programme such as Health & Safety Training, Lean Manufacturing and specific training as required by the company.

From July 2024, you will commence your full site based training at Ford, 4 days per week with day release to continue your academic training.  Your site based work will follow the Level 3 Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician standard and you will continue to attend your company site for the remainder of your apprenticeship programme.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You will be a fully qualified HNC Engineer in either a Mechanical or Electrical discipline with the option to continue on to a HND Course and will then be in full time employment with the prospect of promotion

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Engineering (Grade 5) Desired

Things to consider

This would be a four-year apprenticeship programme. You will need to be able to travel to both Waterside Training St Helens and Ford, Halewood to carry out your on and off site training. Waterside Hours; 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday (year 1) Year 1 will be based at Waterside, St Helens. Years 2, 3 and 4 will be site based at Halewood, Speke.

About the employer

Ford Motor Company, is a global automotive industry leader, that manufactures or distributes vehicles across six continents. The Halewood Plant has a proud 59 year history as a local employer dedicated to manufacturing high quality transmissions. Ford are currently investing up to £230 million at the facility to transform it to build electric power units for future Ford all electric passenger and commercial vehicles. The business invests significantly in its apprentice programme. Given the level of investment it goes without saying that individuals who successfully complete the high-quality apprenticeship are offered permanent positions. Ford Halewood supports the onward development and growth of all personnel and has a track record of promoting from within based on performance and achievement. Ford Halewood Transmissions Limited is wholly owned by Ford of Britain motor company. Ford is a Disability Confident Leader. Ford of Britain is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity for all and is opposed to any form of less favourable treatment or harassment on the grounds of race, religion or belief, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or disability.





Speke Blvd, Speke


L24 9LE

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Training provider



Michelle Lewis

01744 616837

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Complete the online application form on Waterside Training Ltd website. They will then contact you if your application has been successful to explain the next step in the recruitment process

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Mar 2023