Advanced Apprenticeship – Engineering (Level 3) RICARDO UK LIMITED

Ricardo “High performance Transmissions Products” manufactures low volume, high precision components mainly high-performance cars. We are currently looking for exceptional new people to join our team and become highly skilled in all aspects of assembly and production planning / management associated areas.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 7.00am - 3.30pm (with 30 minute lunch break) and Friday 7.00am - 12.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Assembly Technician:

  • Assembly operations (depending on role)
  • Operational planning
  • Team working and team management
  • Ensure all aspects of health and safety are adhered to

Manufacturing Technician:

  • CNC Turning and Milling
  • Gear Hobbing, grinding and manufacture
  • Multi Axis Turn / Mill / Hob Lathes
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Understand and apply all company quality procedures
  • Ensure all aspects of health and safety are adhered to

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

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
    (Foundation Competence)
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (Foundation Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Engineering (Developmental
    Competence / NVQ)
  • End Point Assessment (EPA)

Ricardo internal mandatory training:

  • Manual handling
  • Health and Safety Essentials
  • DSE
  • Fire Awareness

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On successful completion of the apprenticeship and training, the candidates will have the opportunity to further their careers in the assembly or manufacturing areas, with the potential through further development to progress to senior technician and ultimately team leader in a highly prestigious, motorsport environment.

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, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Time management, Determined, Resilient, Curious and willing to learn, Self-motivated, Problem solver, Confident communicator


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

Will be required to demonstrate a good level of experience and achievement in the following subjects: • Maths • English • Engineering • Science subjects

About the employer

In Performance Products we design and manufacture low and niche volume engines and transmissions, with our client list including some of the world's leading automotive manufacturers (e.g. Aston Martin, Bugatti, Porsche) and high performing Motorsport teams. Guided by our corporate values of respect, integrity, creativity & innovation and passion, we enable our customers to achieve sustainable growth and commercial success




Ricardo Midlands Technical Centre

Southam Road

Radford Semele

CV31 1FQ

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Training provider



Nicola Somers

01926 477091

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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