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Engineering Technical Apprentice ALPHA MANUFACTURING HIXON LIMITED

Gain a general understanding of electrical and mechanical engineering principles through a combination of on-the-job training and classroom/workshop-based training in conjunction with The JCB Academy. You will apply safe systems of working, apply proven techniques and procedures to solve engineering/manufacturing problems.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Excellent prospects for progression within The Bri-Stor Group. Progression from Level 3 to Level 4 is a realistic ambition.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 16:30

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Studying towards a Diploma, students will gain a basic understanding of electro-mechanical principles through work experience in such areas as:

  • CNC laser and punching
  • CNC press brakes
  • Bench fitting
  • Welding and fabrication

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

Studying an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship over a four-year period, specialised programme designed to develop formal engineering knowledge and skills.

  • Three of those years include spending time at The JCB Academy as a block release to acquire an engineering to earn an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Engineering Technical 
  • Work will be carried out alongside vastly experienced professionals to provide knowledge on a wide range of subjects including health and safety, advanced mathematics, computer-aided design (CAD) software techniques and machine installation and calibration
  • Both practical and theoretical methods will be utilised to ensure apprentices develop the wide range of skills they will need to succeed in the engineering profession

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Excellent prospects for progression within The Bri-Stor Group. Progression from Level 3 to Level 4 is a realistic ambition.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

Alpha Manufacturing Ltd, also part of the Bri-Stor Group, is the UK’s largest manufacturer of light commercial vehicle conversions and van storage, supplying the UK market for over 35 years. We manufacture a comprehensive range of products, including modular and bespoke van conversions, interior racking and van roof equipment. Occupying a 35-acre site, employing over 200 people, and the capacity to work with over 2,500 vehicles at a time, our facilities incorporate assembly, fitting workshops and vehicle commissioning centres.




Church Lane



ST18 0PS

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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