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Apprentice Engineering Fitter - Level 3 Baker Perkins Ltd

Successful applicants will receive a carefully tailored training programme to become a qualified engineer. You will attend our training provider to gain your nationally recognised qualifications on a day release basis. Salary is reviewed regularly throughout the apprenticeship to reflect progress against the objectives of each phase of training.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,254.44 to £18,278.00

    Minimum starting pay will be £12,936.60 per annum, but may be more depending on national minimum wage for age.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday - 07:30 to 16:00 and Friday - 07:30 to 12:30

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    45 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As part of your apprenticeship training you will work to become a fully skilled Mechanical Fitter.

You will work in the fitting shop and will learn how to assemble and test the parts to make our special purpose machinery.

Once fully skilled Mechanical Fitters:

  • Assemble complete machines and sub-assemblies to customer specifications, and to test completed equipment
  • Assemble kit of parts using drawings and internal paperwork system
  • Install pneumatic pipework
  • Assist with testing of finished equipment and to complete test records
  • Operate portable hand tools for drilling, grinding and sanding etc.
  • Work within planned times for jobs, and to feedback deviations when necessary
  • Supply feedback on machine and process improvements
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, assisting other sections when required
  • Support mechanical work within the maintenance team
  • Work on customers’ sites as part of an installation & commissioning team
  • Work on customers’ sites as part of the Customer Services team

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

  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • EAL Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering – Pathway MMD: Fitting & Assembly
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)

An apprenticeship standard certificate graded at pass, merit or distinction via an end point assessment.

Attendance at college will be required initially on a 3 day a week basis with the rest of the time on site reducing during the apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Baker Perkins apprentices over the years, after gaining their apprenticeship and experience, have moved in to many different areas of the business for example Production Engineering, Design, Project Management, Sales Support and Installation and Commissioning

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Passion for learning new skill, An interest in how things work, Interest in practical engineer


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

About the employer

Manor Drive Paston Parkway Peterborough PE4 7AP


Baker Perkins Ltd


Manor Drive

Paston Parkway



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Training provider




Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

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