Apprentice Workshop Mechanic E P Barrus Ltd

Working within the extensive workshop facility, producing a variety of industrial, marine or vehicle engines and product to correct technical build standards and special instructions. Testing completed product in our test facilities. Manufacturing, repairing or modifying engine parts, jigs or components to drawings or instructions.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Thursday 07:30-16:30 / Friday 07:30-12:00

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

• Producing engines/products to build standards and special instructions. Testing completed product. Manufacturing, repairing or modifying engine parts, jigs or components to drawings or instructions.
• Ensuring work hours for jobs are recorded accurately.
• Complying with all Company Health and Safety policies and procedures.
• Undertaking off the job and in house skills and product training.
• Maintaining work areas and equipment in good, clean condition.

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

Qualifications included:

  • Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship Standard. Company Training Plan & Assessment.
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Development Knowledge (1 day per week for 2 years at college)
    Development Competence Qualification (workplace)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills - Maths (If required)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills - English (If required)
  • End Point Assessment at the end of the apprenticeship


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Job roles this could progress into:
    Workshop Mechanic, Workshop Team Leader, R&D Technician, R&D Engineer, Sales Engineer, Applications Engineer, Technical Support Engineers, Service Engineer,

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Time Management, Interest in Engineering


GCSE or equivalent A min of 5 GCSE's inc English, Science & Maths (Grade 9-4 A*-C) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent In engineering/science (Grade Level 2) Desired

Things to consider

Practical apprenticeship in a busy workshop environment. Dedicated, conscientious and reliable Flexible attitude to work Keen to learn and committed to achieving apprenticeship qualification Practical and hands-on Experience with a mechanical based hobby or interest would be an advantage

About the employer

Barrus has developed partnerships with major international companies representing leading brands in the garden machinery, garden tools, marine, vehicle and industrial engine markets. Each of these market sectors are serviced and supported by specialist teams, delivering professional sales and technical after sales back up to the Barrus network of over 3,000 authorised dealers to provide the highest quality products to the end user. Recognised worldwide as a leading custom engine builder, our applications engineers and engine builders ensure the optimum engine specification is supplied direct to our original equipment customer's production lines. Barrus' dedicated research and development team work as consultants to the 'Ministry of Defence' the 'Royal National Lifeboats Institution' and other 'Military and Emergency Organisations' supplying specialist engines and equipment. The demanding operating environments that these organisations encounter set the standards that we apply across all our products and services. This is what makes Barrus 'The Power Behind the Brands'. Barrus is committed to providing total customer satisfaction which is why it has developed highly efficient service and support systems for its dealers. Its investment in spare parts systems ensures that customers' demands for prompt delivery of replacement parts are met. Barrus' own fleet of delivery trucks ensure that products are delivered safely and on time.


E P Barrus Ltd


Glen Way

Launton Road


OX26 4UR

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Training provider



Sally Parr


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2023