Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineer Apprentice PARKER HANNIFIN MANUFACTURING LIMITED

You will be working in a dedicated engineering team, maintaining existing (sustaining),and creating new products. Key areas include mechanical, production and manufacturing engineering, product developments and testing on technology driven products. Engineers based in Littlehampton are part of a larger divisional team across 5 UK and EU locations.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary will be reviewed twice per annum and a 5% Annual Bonus Scheme is in operation

  • Working week

    8.45am - 5.00pm Monday - Thursday and 8.45am - 3.45pm Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

An opportunity to interact with like-minded individuals of differing engineering disciplines on products and play a key role in new product development. Example work includes - but not limited to - cost value analysis of existing product to reduce cost and simplify design, production cell optimisation (kaizen), fault-finding and problem solving (especially in production), mechanical component design for new products. This role offers varied experiences with many challenges to expand and learn from.  

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

You will achieve a B(Eng) Mechanical Engineering (Hons) Degree, studying one day a week at the University of Chichester (Bognor Regis Campus) during each academic year.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Due to the size and global nature of Parker, excellent opportunities for progression exist, both within the growing Parker Condition Monitoring business unit but also the wider corporation.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Focussed, Proactive, Reliable, Working to deadlines


GCSE or equivalent at least 5 subjects including English and Maths (Grade 6+) Essential
A Level or equivalent at least 3 subjects including Maths (Grade C+) Desired
BTEC or equivalent relevant subjects or Apprenticeship at Level 3 (Grade Pass+) Desired

Things to consider

We are seeking someone with a scientific or engineering background who can offer experience of broad practical hands-on skills for fault-finding, modification and prototype/test bench creation; knowledge and understanding of product lifecycle and CAE; and who has proven ability to learn new technologies. Relevant work experience, including customer-facing experience, will also be taken into account in assessing applications. You need to be a strong team player with strong communication skills, and a willingness to travel to other sites when required and to University on a weekly basis. Possession of a driving licence is desirable.

About the employer

Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies based in Cleveland, Ohio US. For 100 years the company has engineered the success of its customers in a wide range of diversified industrial and aerospace markets. Parker has been operating for 47 years in the UK. To meet its customers’ needs in motion and control, Parker provides the broadest range of products available from any single supplier. This is supported by expertise in nine major technologies: hydraulics, pneumatics, electromechanical, filtration, process control, fluid and gas handling, sealing and shielding, climate control and aerospace. These Apprentice roles will be within the Parker Condition Monitoring Business Unit which specialises in the development and sale of products including used oil analysis equipment, bunker fuel testing equipment, wear debris analysis equipment and many other items for condition monitoring. We supply a range of Instrumentation and high Technology sensors used for In-Process Measurement in petro-chemical, land based and marine/offshore industry applications. The Condition Monitoring Business Unit is part of the Hydraulic & Industrial-Process Filtration Division EMEA division.




Unit 3-6

Thorgate Road


BN17 7LU

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Apprenticeship standard

Manufacturing engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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