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Production Engineering Apprentice Level 6 -Plymouth ALSTOM TRANSPORT UK LIMITED

Our Industrial Engineers work with the conception, design, development and installation of new products / production lines. Duties include improving the production processes to become more cost-effective and efficient over time, resolving technical problems and selecting precision tools for different machines using innovative and automated solutions.

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

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Closing date: 08 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Company pension scheme

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Concurrent engineering with Design Engineering to ensure products are designed for manufacture
  • Development and integration of cost-effective, innovative and automated production lines
  • Ensuring that the organisation’s manufacturing processes comply with relevant policies and government laws and regulations
  • Analysing and planning workflow, space requirements and equipment placement to maximise manufacturing efficiency
  • Analysing and reporting on production processes, methods, schedules, downtime, cycle times, availability of machines and waste management
  • Reviewing and calculating the costs of the different tools and equipment in the production process and predicting the overheads in future production requirements
  • Translating Engineering data and document into Manufacturing data and documents, to be used for production
  • Evaluating quality control processes and making recommendations for improvements
  • Coordinating maintenance and repair services to keep production equipment operational
  • Making sure that staff follow the manufacturer’s procedures and instructions while operating the equipment
  • Overseeing the work of technicians and shop-floor personnel
  • Establishing an effective work sequence

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

B.Eng in Professional Engineering (Manufacturing Engineer).

This will be completed with Aston University.

Training will be a hybrid model of attendance at University and online learning.

You will be given full training by experienced engineers at Alstom.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • We are looking for committed people to join us
  • We expect that upon completion as long as there is still a business need that Apprentices will go into their first permanent role with Alstom

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 5 Subjects including Maths, English & Science (Grade 5 to 9) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 subjects including a Maths based subject (Grade C to A) Essential

About the employer

This is an excellent opportunity to join a world leading engineering company where you will be working alongside qualified and experienced staff. Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions.





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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Manufacturing engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Mar 2023