Electro-mechanical Engineer Degree Apprenticeship SESAME ACCESS SYSTEMS LIMITED

A world class engineering degree without the debt? Learn from some of the best Manufacturing Engineers in the UK. Complete our fully supported 5-year Degree Programme. Enjoy international travel (Sydney, Los Angeles) whilst installing Sesame's award-winning lifts across the planet.

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

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    company pension + annual bonus + subsidised company ski trip weekend + cycle to work scheme + snooker Friday

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7am to 4pm (45 hrs per week) including 1 hour breaks + overtime. May start 6am for site work. One work day per week for University study. 4 to 5 block University weeks per year.

    Total hours per week: 45

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Learn all aspects of Electro-mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacture, install and service Sesame's bespoke wheelchair access lifts
  • Use your technical knowledge to fault find and develop Sesame's world class product range

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

  • BEng (Hons) in Electro-mechanical Engineering
  • Training workshop at Byfleet Surrey KT14 7LF
  • 4/5 weeks of block University training at University of Nottingham every year  

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This is a 5-year apprenticeship.

We hope the candidate will stay with Sesame, leading a Manufacturing or Installation Team and progressing through the company to Management Team level. 

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, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Proactivity, Hunger to learn


A Level or equivalent any (Grade B) Essential
A Level or equivalent any (Grade B) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade B) Essential

Things to consider

We would like the Apprentice to shadow our Head Engineer for a significant portion of the training. He will provide training for you but also encourage you to fault find and recommend solutions. You will also have a workplace Mentor throughout the duration.

About the employer

Your employer will be Sesame Access Systems Ltd. Sesame designs, builds, installs and services bespoke wheelchair access lifts, across the planet. www.sesameaccess.com Our Clients include Sydney Opera House, Bank of England and Qatar National Library. You will receive on the job training from our very knowledgeable Sesame Engineers, one of whom will also be your professional Mentor. Training will cover all aspects of Sesame lifts, including hydraulics, electrics, design, manufacture, fault finding, individual workplace projects, materials and manufacture, statics and dynamics, drive systems, hysteresis, thermodynamics, electrical control systems, computer aided design (CAD), understanding drawings etc. Your work based experience will compliment your studies.







KT14 7LF


Alison Lyons


01784 440088

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Electro-mechanical engineer

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, please send the following to alisonl@sesameaccess.com by 31-03-23: 1. Cover letter with expected A Level Grades and why you want this job 2. CV For an informal chat, contact Alison Lyons, Director of Commercial Development on 01784 440088. You will be invited to attend our workshop for interview and a practical engineering test. If successful, you will be issued a Conditional Offer, pending a short Maths paper / interview with the University to satisfy their entry process.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2023