Apprentice Engineering Operative EPA MANUFACTURING LIMITED

We offer a varied work environment with many different types of equipment that require a hands-on approach to maintain and run. A unique opportunity for an individual to learn and grow with a well-respected company, working in the defence industry. We have a structured growth program and many opportunities to advance within the company.

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Closing date: 03 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    We aim to pay above minimum wage, depending on ability and experience, we are open to wage increases as apprentice progresses.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm. Shifts will be dependent on age and possibly overtime opportunities.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Operatives will work individually or as part of a team to carry out a range of engineering operations which could include ensuring machines and equipment used are maintained and serviceable, dealing with breakdowns.
  • Operating a variety of manual and automated machines including repair and maintenance of machines and tools, dies, jigs, and fixtures.
  • Fabrication of a wide variety of products and assembly of metal parts.
  • Preparing materials and equipment for engineering processes, providing technical support as required.

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

The Apprentice will work towards their Apprenticeship Standard in Engineering Operative Level 2.

The successful candidate will be assigned a dedicated assessor who will provide support and guidance throughout the course. This is a Day Release programme which means you will attend Lincoln College, 1 day per week, term time only. This will fall within your contracted working hours.

Course Outline:

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There will be opportunities for career progression within our organisation, due to continued expansion and growth.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984; Section 21 and a DBS check to be completed on the successful applicant.

About the employer

Design, development and manufacture of defence products.




Hangar 2211

626 Squadron Way



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Training provider



Ruby or Margaret in the Apprenticeships Team

01522 876284

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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