Quality Engineering Apprenticeship SULZER PUMPS (UK) LIMITED

Would you like to join a world leader of flow equipment supplying pumping solutions? Why not join our energy team within the Flow Equipment division in Leeds as a Quality Apprentice. If you are a highly motivated, innovative, organised and driven with a keen eye for detail you can help us take Sulzer Flow Equipment to the next level.

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

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Closing date: 27 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    1st Year Apprentice– £14,256 2nd Year Apprentice – £17,424 3rd Year Apprentice – £20,592 4th Year Apprentice - £25,344 4th Year Apprentice (last 6 months) - £28,512

  • 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 7.00am to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday and 7.00am to 12pm Friday

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a quality engineering apprentice, you will be working towards being competent in the following areas:

  • Collaborate with customers, both internal and external, to resolve any quality related issues
  • Support in the development and monitoring quality control plans
  • Review client specifications and liaise with the Quality Department
  • Support and chair meetings relevant to position
  • Communicate with internal departments to ensure that projects are delivered on time

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

  • Level 3 Engineering Technician - Technical Support Technician 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 to Year 4 - Workplace learning: 

  • EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence - Technical Support Technician)
  • 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. This will meet the Knowledge, Skills and Beahaviours required for the apprenticeship
    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?

  • We offer excellent opportunities to develop, along with a competitive salary and company bonus scheme. Possiblity of higher education

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, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Passion for engineering


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 (minimum) or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 (minimum) or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4 (minimum) or equivalent) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (general or mechanical) (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) + service days. Defined contribution pension scheme. Employee Assistance Program. On-site car parking. Access to a wide range of discounts on Everyday Shopping, Entertainment, and Lifestyle. Long service awards.

About the employer

Sulzer Pumps UK Ltd based in Leeds is now one of the largest pump manufacture plants in the world. Since the 1930’s Sulzer Leeds has grown from a small engineering company to an international supplier of pumping equipment for the oil and gas industry, the power generation industry as well as water industry. With a purpose built factory and offices opened in 1981 for the dedicated production of centrifugal pumps, some of the world’s largest and most powerful pumps have been designed and manufactured at Leeds for customers on all continents. Sulzer Pumps operates in over 120 locations worldwide.




Manor Mill Lane Leeds

West Yorkshire

LS11 8BR

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this apprenticeship, you have to undertake some initial assessments. Once you have completed all these, you will be offered to come to Appris (training provider) for an interview. Appris also offer you the opportunity to apply for similar positions that they have on offer for summer 2023.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 27 Mar 2023