Apprentice Mechanical Fitter DORLEC LTD

This is an exciting opportunity for an apprentice Mechanical Fitter, working on pumps, gear boxes etc which have been sent in for repair or restoration from their customers. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to earn a salary and gain a level 3 qualification.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    8:00am - 16:00pm Monday to Friday Weekends as required

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Carrying out repairs and overhauls to electric motors, gearboxes, pumps, and various engineering equipment associated to our trade.
  • The apprentice will be learning and working on tasks such as repair, overhaul of motor pumps and gearboxes
  • Rewinds
  • Specialist and bespoke repairs
  • New and replacement motors, pumps and gearboxes.
  • Authorised distributors for WEG and Siemens Motors.
  • Comprehensive machining service
  • Balancing and instrumentation solution
  • AC & DC load testing

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

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards the Mechanical Fitter L3 Apprenticeship Standard, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group.

Typical qualification - Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) or Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) 

As part of your apprenticeship, and dependent on your prior attainment, you may be required to complete maths and English Functional Skills which is an integral part of your apprenticeship. Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition for these qualifications

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

For the right canidate there will be potential to progress with the business upon completetion of the apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

At Dorlec, we provide a total machining service. Our specially equipped machine shops are manned 24 hours per day to ensure that your downtime is kept to a minimum. With full backup facilities including electrical, mechanical and fabrication workshops guaranteeing the best possible service. The machine shop is comprehensively equipped and regularly upgraded to take advantage of technological developments, utilising a highly skilled and versatile workforce.




Derby Road Business Park

Clay Cross


S45 9AG

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Training provider



Chesterfield College

0345 850 1055

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

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