Multi-Skilled Apprentice Royal IHC

You will be based at our factory site in Blyth. You will undertake and complete an apprenticeship as a multi-skilled technician covering hydraulic, mechanical and electrical elements. Parts of your role within the business will be to become proficient in operating and using a wide range of machine shop tools & equipment etc.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Contracted to 37.5 hours per week Monday to Thursday : 0730-1600 (30 minutes for lunch) Friday 0730 – 1300 (paid break of 20 mins)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your role at Royal IHC will involve the following:

  • Become proficient in operating and using a wide range of machine shop tools & equipment
  • The individual will be required to work in a team and individually under supervision
  • Develop fitting and assembly skills, including hand and power tools
  • Undertake training and become competent in the use of site plant & machinery
  • Use various items of measuring equipment & instrumentation for assembly, operating and testing purposes
  • Develop mechanical, electrical & hydraulic assembly skills
  • Gain the ability to read & understand engineering drawings & schematics
  • Have a basic understanding of all business functions within Royal IHC Limited
  • A proactive approach of safety rules, procedures and guidelines to ensure that the Royal IHC safety culture develops
  • Understand the requirement for QA & QC processes & tools
  • The role may occasionally require travel and work nationally and internationally as required to meet the needs of the business and appropriate to the role
  • Any other duties as directed by line management or SMT member

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

Day Release is one day a week at Ashington Campus, Northumberland.

Full Engineering Technician Level 3 Standard

(BTEC or HNC depending on age of apprentice at start date)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of full time employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Any Other Subject (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-5 - A*-B) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential

Things to consider

Some working away from base for familiarisation and learning may be required. Onsite working in company work shop, some computer work may be required. This apprenticeship is based at our factory site in Blyth

About the employer

As a leading supplier of maritime technology, Royal IHC provides you worldwide with a clear competitive edge in the dredging, offshore, mining and defence industry. Navigating new waters in an ever-changing world, our aim is always to find the most efficient and sustainable way forward.


Royal IHC


71 Grey Street

Newcastle Upon Tyne


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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