Apprentice Engineer FIVES STEIN LIMITED

Apprentices will receive training in a wide range of mechanical and electrical engineering skills which will include the use of computer based design work, and hands on involvement in the construction, testing and installation of equipment. Candidates must be self-motivated, conscientious and be willing to eventually travel and work abroad.

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Closing date: 02 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay is subject to annual increase.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 7am to 3:30pm Friday 7am to 12pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    31 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Mechanical skills including: 

  • Manual and mechanical handling
  • Bench fitting
  • Working with hand and power tools 
  • Machinery assembly – mechanical fitting 
  • Air, gas, oxygen and water pipework fitting 
  • Welding – oxy-acetylene, electric arc, TIG and MIG

Electrical skills including: 

  • Low voltage systems 
  • Single and three phase power 
  • Inverters and drives 
  • Installation and commissioning 

Cross discipline skills including:  

  • Health and Safety, including risk assessment 
  • Office computer programs 
  • 2D and 3D CAD 
  • R&D projects and prototype testing 
  • Inspection skills – including supplier FATs / Site Inspection and surveys 
  • Supervision skills 
  • Planning and scheduling project work and an introduction to Project Management. 
  • Production Engineering including workflow and MRP  

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


  • 13 months practical training period, plus 3 months for End Point Assessment

Delivery model:

  • Work-based training with your employer
  • Day release during term time (approximately 3 days a week for 1 year)
  • Approximately 12 on-site assessment visits per year
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required)
  • Off the job training will count for at least 6 hours a week of an apprentice’s time at work

Qualifications included:

  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Knowledge)
  • Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship

End Point Assessment:

  • Practical assessment
  • Professional discussion

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As our objective is to train potential Installation and Commissioning Engineers. For the right candidate there is an opportunity for a career and further development with Fives. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Creative, Initiative, Self-motivated


GCSE or equivalent 4 GCSEs, including English and maths (Grade A*- C / 9 - 4) Essential

Things to consider

Please apply as soon as possible for this role. Should the right candidate be found prior to the closing date, then the vacancy may be closed early. Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session: Any new person applying for apprenticeship roles where Abingdon and Witney College deliver the training will be required to attend an Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session at Witney or Abingdon campus. This will consist of a series of initial assessments (required prior to any apprenticeship offer), completion of essential paperwork, the opportunity to find out more about the apprenticeship process, the training included, and a forum for your questions. As a new Apprenticeship applicant you will only have to undergo this process once. If you would like to talk to us about the assessments or if you would need any extra support to attend the Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session please call us on 01235 216216. Qualification checks: By applying for this vacancy you are giving Abingdon and Witney College permission to undertake a Learner Record Service check on your previous qualifications. We make every effort to ensure that applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds or those who may not have the formal GCSE entry requirements can access apprenticeships where possible. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £5.28 per hour from April 2023 but many employers pay more than this. This applies to 16 - 18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over during the first year of their apprenticeship. After this, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Fives Stein Limited is a world leader in the supply of technology and plant for the production of glass, including melting furnaces and conditioning forehearths. Part of the Fives Group, which has global sales in excess of one billion euro, FSL benefits from the security and support provided by the group’s extensive technical and financial resources.




4a Churchward

Southmead Park


OX11 7HB

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Training provider



Joshua Harris

01235 216 216

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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