Electrical Engineering Apprentice A F SWITCHGEAR LIMITED

These roles are well suited to candidates who have an interest in engineering and are committed to beginning a career in this sector.

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Closing date: 03 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay may vary dependent on age of the candidate.

  • Working week

    37.50 per week. Monday to Friday 08:00 – 16:00 with 30 mins lunch break

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Learn how to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications.
  • Be trained on how to assemble a range of control panels.
  • Learn how to maintain control panels, machines and equipment.
  • Learn how to inspect and test completed assemblies and how to diagnose and rectify faults.
  • During year 3 there will be an opportunity to experience other areas of the business, including sales and Engineering design.
  • These secondments are essential in supporting personal development.
  • Gain a good understanding of the sector and the products and services supplied by the AF Switchgear Group, attend college and produce work of a high standard.
  • This employer is committed to providing further opportunities and supporting personal development upon successful completion of this programme.

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

Level 3 Engineering Fitter apprenticeship standard, including Functional Skills if required.

This programme includes BTEC Diploma in advanced Manufacturing Engineering.

This programme is delivered via a day release delivery model which means that one day per week, your attendance is required at our Engineering campus, NG17. This attendance is required during term time only.

You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession.

You will experience a blended learning model.

You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.

At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship there could be the opportunity to pursue engineering, supervisory, sales and other exciting opportunities within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Logical, Team working, Good Time Keeping, Smart professional appearance, Self motivated and reliable, Confident, Genuine interest in the sector


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Essential

Things to consider

GCSE at grades A*-C / 9-4 or equivalent are essential, specifically maths and English. Any offer of employment made prior to results day will be conditional upon securing the grades expected.

About the employer

AF Switchgear are one of the UK’s largest Switchgear Manufacturers. Established in 1974, they have unrivalled experience in the design and manufacture of electrical switchgear and control applications. The company operate from five modern sites in Sutton in Ashfield which cover: Sales, Design, Administration, Manufacturing, Fabrication and Paint. For further company information please visit www.afswitchgear.co.uk




A F Switchgear Limited

Nunn Brook Road

Sutton In Ashfield

NG17 2HU

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Training provider



Ryan Smith


01623 900479

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

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