Apprentice Fitter - Electrical or Mechanical IMA SWIFTPACK LIMITED

IMA Swiftpack Ltd specialises in the Design and Manufacture of packaging machinery for the Pharmaceutical industry. Its core machinery is electronic tablet counting equipment for tablets and capsules into bottles. We have an excellent opportunity for an Apprentice to join our manufacturing team based in Alcester, as an apprentice fitter.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    1st Year - Apprentice Minimum Wage + 10% (For all Ages) 2nd Year  If Under 18 - Apprentice Minimum Wage + 10%  If over 18 - National Minimum wage

  • Working week

    In first year: Monday :9.00 - 4.00, Tuesday - Thursday: 8.30-4.30 Friday: 8.30-3.15 In Company 8am – 5pm Monday to Thursday 8am – 1pm Friday

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Every day is different here at Swiftpack which gives great variety to the working week.  The basic tasks you will learn to master are:

·       Reading engineering drawings.

·       Basic machining on a lathe and milling machine.

·       Assembly of complex machine parts.

·       Assembly of pneumatic systems

·       Ability to trace and report faults during assembly.

Understanding of design concepts.

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

Year 1: To be based in the Worcester Group Training centre, one day in the classroom working through a Development Knowledge qualification. Four days in the workshop working through practical units that will result in the completion of a Foundation Competance qualification.

Year 2: Four days per week in company, one day at the centre to continue the Development Knowledge. Within Swiftpack you will work and train in rotation of the company to understand how the company works.
Year 3 - 4 :Fulltime in company - , in addition to working through a Development Competence qualification, as well as getting ready for your End Point Assessment.

Certificates Awarded:

Fire Safety Awareness
First Aid Certificate
Foundation Competence
Foundation Knowledge
Development Competence
Development Knowledge  
End Point Assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is the opportunity for the right person to grow within the company and achieve any of the roles available. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Time Management, Multi-work task management, Strong Commitment


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

Alcester is limited in a Public Transport Network so any potential candidates will need to consider how they will be able to travel to and from both HWGTA and the factory.

About the employer

Employer Description For example, an established manufacturing company, based in the West Midlands, with 25 years’ experience in industry. IMA Swiftpack Ltd are part of the IMA group and specialise in the Design and Manufacture of packaging machinery for the pharmaceutical industry. Our core machinery is electronic tablet counting equipment for filling solid dose products (tablets and capsules) into bottles. Along with filling equipment it also designs and manufactures all other associated equipment required for a primary bottle filing production line. This includes bottle unscrambling machines, bottle cleaning machines, desiccant inserting machines, tablet hopper filling machines, cotton wad inserting machines, bottle capping machines, cap sealing machines and cap retorqueing machines.




Swiftpack House 3 Arden Road Alcester


B49 6HN

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Training provider



Donna Harper Edwards

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

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