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Engineering Fitter Apprentice (Laboratory Operations) CUMMINS LTD.

Cummins Turbo Technologies is recruiting for a mechanical engineering apprentice to work their Laboratory Operations in Hudddersfield. The role is building, testing and inspecting highly complex standard and prototype turbochargers for the automotive industry. A great opportunity awaits applicants interested in motive engineering.

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

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Closing date: 06 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This is a starting rate based on applicants without any prior experience and/or attainment. This could change based on those factors. Incremental rises will be awarded on an annual basis, which will lead to a skilled rate salary.

  • Working week

    1st Year of the apprenticeship is at Appris in Bradford. You will be there from 8.30am - 4.30pm/5pm Monday to Friday. From the 2nd year onwards, you will be working from 7.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Technician in the Laboratory Operations function, you will be wokring towards responsibilities for the following duties:

  • Carrying out standard and non-standard turbocharger tests.
  • Working closely with engineers to determine best options/testing approach.
  • Setting up turbochargers in test cells and on engines to perform turbocharger functional tests.
  • Setting-up on test engines.
  • Writing complex test programmes.
  • Producing test data and assessing for quality prior to handing over to engineering.
  • Building prototype turbochargers.
  • Machining non-standard prototype parts.
  • Carrying out detailed disassembly and inspection of tested components.
  • Carrying out routine test cell and engine bed maintenance.
  • Engaging in and complying with HSE standards, policies, procedures, and regulations. 

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

Level 3 Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship Standard.

Year 1 - 5 Days a week at Appris Training Centre, Bradford, studying: 

  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence - Mechanical).
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge - Mechanical).

Year 2 & 3 - 1 Day a week at Appris Training Centre, Bradford, studying:

  • BTEC Level 4 HNC in Engineeirng (this is not mandatory and dependant on the outcomes of year one performance).

Year 2 to Year 4 - Workplace qualification: 

  • EAL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering.

Internal training, development and mentoring with highly skilled engineers in a variety of project and support based areas and other engineering related duties and requirements. 

In your 4th Year, you will continue to work towards your occupational competency in engineering and prepare for independent end-point assessments.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Successful apprentices can look forward to further learning and development, which can lead to internal promotion and increased pay. Many apprentices go on to study degrees.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Passion for engineering


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or C minimum) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5 or B mimimum) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4 or C minimum) Essential

Things to consider

Off-the-job training is delivered at Appris Engineering Training Centre based in Bradford. Therefore, please ensure you can get to both Huddersfield (Employer) and Bradford (Provider) sites for the times stated.

About the employer

Cummins Turbo Technologies and the Holset brand have been providing the commercial diesel market with innovative and reliable turbocharger technology for over 50 years. Holset was incorporated as a limited company in 1952, and was later acquired by Cummins Inc. in 1973. It is now one of the world’s largest and most successful turbocharger manufacturers with sales of approximately $1 billion per annum. With more than 50 years' experience and expertise gained in automotive, on and off- highway, power generation & marine sectors, we have developed a wide range of technical solutions including wastegated, variable geometry, power turbine and two-stage systems to meet the variety of needs dictated by this vast array of markets. From specialised military hovercrafts to the more conventional delivery vehicle, we have developed innovative dependable solutions to meet the most challenging of requirements. We collaborate very closely with our customers to meet the most demanding performance expectations and stringent emissions standards. The Holset product range will help you achieve your fuel consumption and emissions targets, whilst ensuring that your engine products deliver the performance, reliability and durability that your customers expect. Our global network of technical, sales, manufacturing and aftermarket support ensure that we continue to support your needs long after new technologies are launched to the market. With these world-wide capabilities, Cummins Turbo Technologies provides comprehensive international collaboration, an approach reflecting the needs of our global business partners.




St. Andrews Road



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply to Cummins' website only before March 6th 2023. Do not apply directly. Thank you.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 06 Mar 2023