L3 Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship HEATROD ELEMENTS LTD

Apprentice Production Operative based at Heatrod Elements in Farnworth, Bolton. The main requirements of the role are the efficient production of elements using hand tools, task specific machinery and manual assembly. Quality checks of manufactured product. Involvement in achieving internal KPI’s.

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Closing date: 08 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Year One - £5.78 per hour (219.64 per week)

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 4.00pm Friday 7.30am to 12.50pm 2 x 15 minute breaks each day 20 minutes lunch break (unpaid)

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Manufacture of elements
  • Bending, coil assembly, filling, testing and packing
  • Heater manufacture
  • Soldering, braising, blasting, pressure test, assembly, packing
  • General housekeeping
  • Attending daily huddles
  • Involvement in continuous improvement activities
  • Attending personal mentoring sessions

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

  • After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will have achieved all the relevant qualifications within the L3 Engineering Fitter Standard.

    ·        L2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) EAL

    ·        EAL L3 NVQ Dip in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering EAL

    ·        L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical) Knowledge Mandatory PEARSON

  • Training will, take place at Wigan and Leigh College – Pagefield Campus day release.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Following successful completion of the L3 apprenticeship there are opportunities to progress to technician level within production and possibly to Engineer depending on preferred development of individual.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

No requirement to work away overnight. Work based at the site in Farnworth, living within a reasonable commute is desirable.

About the employer

Greater Manchester based Heatrod Industrial is the UK’s leading manufacturer of heating elements and associated process heating equipment required for your industrial heating applications. Having recently moved into a brand new, environmentally conscious production facility in Bolton we are uniquely positioned to provide electric products and solutions using manufacturing processes which are sympathetic to our precious environment. "Renewable ways to make renewable energy friendly equipment".








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Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

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