Design & Production Engineer Apprentice RITTAL-C S M LIMITED

We have an exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to 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. Using problem-solving techniques such as 6S, root cause.

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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 with Shift pattern TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Health and Safety in the workplace, including the correct use and care of PPE
  • The use of problem-solving techniques such as 6S, root cause
  • Good working knowledge of a typical manufacturing environment including processes, equipment and practices
  • Integration between the shop floor and office-based support teams
  • Standard vs Special process flow through the business
  • 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 Apprenticeship programme run in conjunction with City College Plymouth
  • You will attend college one day a week
  • Regular assessor reviews
  • You will study a Mechanical Engineering HNC for the Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician

For more information on this apprenticeship please see the below webpage:

Further progression may well be available in other areas within our sector, upon successful completion of Engineering Manufacturing Technician. There is opportunity to top up from the HND to HNC qualification during the period of learning.

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 facility.

Further progression may well be available in other areas within our sector, upon successful completion of Engineering Manufacturing Technician.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade B/5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Technology (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

To be eligible for this apprenticeship you will need a minimum of 2 of 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 - relevant work experience

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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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering manufacturing technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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