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Apprentice Mechanical Engineer KNOWSLEY S K LTD

Knowsley SK are looking to recruit x2 Apprentices to join their team based in Trafford Park. The role will involve the assembly and testing of Valves, fire hydrants, deluge systems and firefighting equipment to customer specifications and high industry standards. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to start a career in engineering!

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Closing date: 12 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    07.30 – 16.00 Monday - Thursday 07.30 - 12.30 Friday

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Fundamentally, the role will be to assemble and test Valves, fire hydrants,deluge systems and firefighting equipment to customer specifications and high industry standards. This could also include onshore / offshore servicing and commissioning visits in the UK and overseas dependent upon experience.

Duties to include:

  • Interpreting and following drawings/diagrams and/or specifications for required component or assembly
  • Planning work activity, including resources, equipment and tooling
    Re-furbishing components, Quality checking and adjusting components or assembly against required specification; for example, testing and calibrating
  • Identifying and resolving problems with components or assembly; fault diagnosis

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

Level 3 Engineering Fitter apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Practical Skills to be completed at The STEGTA Training Centre based in Flixton
  • Work based portfolio of competence to meet the Standard requirements of Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) to be completed at College on a day release basis over 2 years
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End Point Assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion of the Level 3 Apprenticeship, there may be opportunities to progress onto higher levels of education.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Interested in engineering, Wants to work practically, Excellent timekeeping, Proactive approach to work, Self motivated, Manage multiple priorities


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including English (Grade A*-C / 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/5) Essential

Things to consider

Please ensure that you'll be able to travel to the location of the employer and the STEGTA Training Centre before applying. Please do not contact the employer directly - all applications to come via STEGTA.

About the employer

Knowsley SK, are part of the High Value Asset business unit within the SK Fire Safety Group. We continue to be at the forefront of fire protection system design and supply to the high risk oil, gas, and petrochemical industries worldwide with a very well-known range of specialist water and foam based products.







M17 1AE

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Training provider



Sonja Hope

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

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