Electrical Engineering Apprentice (Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship Standard) POWELL (UK) LIMITED

Powell in Bradford is looking for electrical engineering apprentices to go on their successful Level 3 Engineering Fitter programmes. Your role will involve the manufacture of high-value switch gear and instrumentation. Whilst on your 4 year journey, you will train to meet high electrical and electronic skills, knowledge and behavioural levels.

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

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Incremental rises throughout the apprenticeship. Other rewards: Life Assurance Health care Pension

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 08:30 - 16:30 / 17:15 and Friday, 08:30 - 12:00.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Appris are very proud to be working with Powell UK to deliver this Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering. Over your 4-year programme, you will be trained on-site by skilled engineers who will train you in job specific skills in electrical engineering.

You will cover a range of competencies to manufacture electrical products such as:

  • Switchgear
  • Control gear
  • Motor control and power automation

You will work towards being autonomous in skills such as:

  • Electrical diagnostics
  • Electrical testing
  • Quality assurance procedures

Off-the-job requirements at Appris in Bradford will ensure you receive the best training away from your workplace.

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

Level 3 Engineering Fitter apprenticeship standard.

You will study and be mentored in the workplace and at Appris, Bradford to become a fully skilled Engineering Fitter.

See programme content below:

Year One - 1 day per week, academic term time at Appris Engineering Training Centre: BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Electrical Foundation Competence Units)

Year Two and Three - Day release, academic term time at Appris Engineering Training Centre: BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Electrical Development Knowledge Units) 

Year One to Four - Work Based Learning at Powell - Training, Support, Mentoring and Assessment to achieve Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours (KSBs)

You will also be supported in preparation for your End Point Assessment (EPA) with an independent external body

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Successful applicants can look forward to the possibility of a full-time position, post-apprenticeship.

Applicants may have the opportunity to study BTEC Level 4 HNC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering for a further 2 years.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Patience, Engineering interest


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4 or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Please ensure you can arrange suitable transport for the start and finish times of the job. This role also includes off-the-job training at Appris in Bradford, so please make allowances for the travel. Please note: if you are unsuccessful, Appris will offer you the possibility for your application to be used for similar roles with its member companies.

About the employer

Powell was founded in 1947 as a metal-working shop to support the local Houston, Texas petrochemical facilities. While we began small, the company has grown over the past six decades to become the strategic supplier of choice for highly complex and integrated systems for distribution and control of electrical energy and other critical processes. A complete description of the markets served by Powell is available. Today, the firm is headquartered in Houston, Texas and has locations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Our customers include engineering-construction firms and end-users in the oil and gas, electric utility, transportation, and other heavy industries. Our products and services include metal-clad switchgear, metal-enclosed switchgear, motor control, bus duct, utility switches, integrated electrical equipment enclosures, offshore modules, control and monitoring systems, energy management systems, and process control systems-- plus a very large variety of support services including installation and commissioning, spare parts, switchgear life extension, replacement circuit breakers, project management, and field support. Company profile: ​Powell is driven by safety. With our custom-engineered solutions, we provide a safer working environment for our customers, who must operate and maintain the equipment we provide. With our product development efforts, we push the envelope of what is possible. Powell is an innovator and industry leader in bringing safety-related features to our customers. This has been true for virtually the entire period of our existence. At Powell we know and understand the concerns of engineers, operators, maintenance technicians, employees, and suppliers.




Factory Site

Ripley Road



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this apprenticeship, you have to undertake some initial assessments. Once you have completed all these, you will be offered to come to Appris (training provider) for an interview. Appris also offer you the opportunity to apply for similar positions that they have on offer for summer 2023.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2023