Control Panel Wirer Apprentice D BENSON (CONTROLS) LTD

D Benson (Controls) Limited are looking for an Engineering Fitter Apprentice to complete a Level 3 Apprenticeship to join their team. An engineering Fitter apprenticeship at Bensons provides an excellent grounding in the working methods and skills needed to succeed in the industry.

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

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Closing date: 03 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    18 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

In year 1 the apprentice will successfully complete the centre-based training at the AMRC Training Centre before transitioning into Bensons. The apprentice will spend time in each of the manufacturing teams at Bensons, learning the skills and processes needed to become a multi-skilled technician. From day one the apprentice will have the opportunity to contribute towards continuous improvement activities within the business.

In years 2 & 3 you will work closely with a mentor and alongside experienced team members and existing apprentices to further develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for the role. 

Experience of working independently will be gained in the factory. In addition, the opportunity to work on customer sites will be provided, as well as spending time in our test department to gain further knowledge and skills in how complex control panels operate.

Principle role & responsibilities:

  • Learn to read electrical schematic drawings
  • Develop the skills required to become a capable electrical fitter and panel wirer
  • Work effectively as part of a high-performing team at company and customer premises
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of Bensons as an organisation

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

  • You will study on a Level 3 Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship Standard on an Engineering Fitter pathway
  • On completion of this, you will gain a qualification in Engineering at Advanced Level 3 standard
  • During the first year of the apprenticeship, your learning will take place at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre based at Catcliffe, Rotherham, for an initial block of study on a full-time basis. After this, you will attend the Training Centre for one day a week for knowledge study

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Completion of the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications which are acknowledged and respected by employers across the world. These can open the door to many more opportunities, such as Engineering Management and Project Engineering positions across a range of sectors worldwide

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths Higher Paper (Grade 4 or above) Essential

About the employer

Established in the 1960s and based in Normanton, West Yorkshire, Bensons is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality, bespoke, electrical control panels. As a family owned, skills-based business, it is vital that we invest in our team to allow us to continue to develop and grow the business, apprenticeships are key to our future success. Bensons has a reputation for quality, allowing us to work with blue chip organisations such as Honeywell, Centrica and Johnson Controls on flagship projects around the UK. Our panels can be found in over 30 different countries.








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Training provider



Recruitment Team

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please follow the link to apply on the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre website and complete an application form. Once this has been received, it will be reviewed, and you will receive an email response with the next steps of the application process. Please note the AMRC Training Centre reserves the right to close company vacancies, should they get filled, ahead of the published closing date.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Jul 2023