Industrial Engineering Apprentice RITTAL-C S M LIMITED

We have an exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to kick-start their career with an Apprenticeship in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Studying with City College Plymouth, you will be able to earn while you learn - becoming a valued member of our workforce in the process.

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Closing date: 07 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The starting rate is £11.63 per hour with incremental rises on completion of the various apprenticeship training stages.

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday. Working hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Design, fabricate & install new production equipment in sheet metal, paint & assembly.
  • To support new equipment installations.
  • To support new product introductions ensuring they have the equipment and processes to achieve the
    required output.
  • To carry out risk assessments on new processes, ensuring they are safe to be carried out.
  • To order materials and tools for jigs and fixtures needed for the above.
  • To work with production to improve the methods of material flow through the factory.
  • Identify continuous improvement activities and implement the actions.

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

  • This is a full, 4-year Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship programme run in conjunction with City College Plymouth.
  • You will attend College once a week. 
  • This apprenticeship incorporates a Mechnical Engineering HNC within the studies 

For further information on this apprenticeship please visit the webpage below:

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The apprenticeship programme has been designed to provide candidates with comprehensive training in mechanical and manufacturing engineering to aid the business across a broad spectrum of plant and equipment in a Sheet Metal production faculty.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5/6 (B)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Core) (Grade 4/5 (C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Technology (Grade 4/5 (C)) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade Level 3) Essential

Things to consider

We welcome applications from those who have the following: - a level 3 qualification in Engineering - an A Level at grade C or above in maths or science - T Level pass in an appropriate subject area

About the employer

Rittal is the world’s largest manufacturer of enclosures for the electrical, electronic and IT markets. With dedicated, highly motivated and skilled staff the Company has achieved market dominance through a commitment to providing its customers with excellence in every respect.




Broadley Industrial Park




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Apprenticeship standard

Engineering manufacturing technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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