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L3 Engineering Apprentice (Electrical/Electronic bias) INDUCTOTHERM HEATING & WELDING LIMITED

The Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA) is supporting Inductotherm to recruit a Level 3 Apprentice engineering fitter to join their team and develop within the organisation

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Daily travel expenses to/from SETA. Annual salary review. 21 days holiday. Christmas shutdown. Laptop. Branded workwear. PPE.

  • Working week

    8:00am - 4:00pm Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 3:00pm Friday - year one at SETA 7.00 am to 3.30 pm Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 2:30pm Friday - year two onwards

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

In the first instance you will spend the first academic year (September to July) attending SETA in Millbrook, Southampton as a full time apprentice full time.

This will be 37 hours a week, Monday to Friday, where you will undertake theory tuition (a BTEC in Engineering) and practical training across many disciplines to gain an overview and introduction to Engineering.

After this period of time you will then join Inductotherm Heating & Welding Ltd, in Basingstoke, whilst returning to SETA one day a week for the next academic year in order that you complete the BTEC Theory.

Whilst at Inductotherm Heating & Welding Ltd you will be working with experienced members of the team to impart mentoring, practical skills and knowledge to progress  your training, which will include:

  • Mechanical assembly
  • Brazing
  • Coil repair
  • Stores to complete the assembly of electro/mechanical cabinets and assemblies to diagrams and schematics

As you progress you will also:

  • Use machinery under supervision such as horizontal bandsaw
  • Pedestal drill
  • Power punch
  • Hydraulic folder, circular saw as part of the manufacturing and assembly processes
  • Marking out copper prior to manufacturing process
  • Hand inspection of manufactured parts prior to assembly

These are just some of the areas of work our apprentices carry out, as your time progresses you will be carry out more varied and detailed work to ensure you cover all the areas of training in order that you are ready to undertake the End Point Assessments (EPA) to complete your apprenticeship.

Throughout your apprenticeship you will be visited by a member of SETA to ensure you gather the required evidence and practical skills to pass the EPA.

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

Apprentices will undertake a Level 3 engineering fitter apprenticeship Standard programme. This will include a full-time period of practical workshop based ‘off-the-job’ training at SETA’s Apprenticeship Centre in Southampton.

You will also begin a technical certificate (depending on your prior attainments) where you will be required to attend SETA one day a week over two academic years. After your initial training at SETA, you will be with your employer working on developing your skills for your End Point Assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Manufacturing
  • Test Engineer
  • Electrical/Electronic Design Engineer
  • Service Engineer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Physical fitness, Willingness to learn, Develop Skills learned


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 & Above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 & Above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Design & Technology (Grade 3 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent IT (Grade 3 or above) Desired

Things to consider

Travel to and from SETA training (Southampton) and workplace (Basingstoke).

About the employer

Inductotherm Heating & Welding Ltd designs and manufactures the world’s most technologically advanced systems for induction heating & welding. Part of the privately owned global Inductotherm Group.




Thermatool House Crockford Lane



RG24 8NA

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Training provider



Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA)

023 8077 1908

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

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