Engineering Apprentice HARWIN PLC

PETA Ltd are working with Harwin to recruit the Engineers of the future. This exciting new partnership will give ten apprentices the chance to experience a unique and bespoke training scheme. If you are looking for an apprenticeship that will combine a passion for engineering with the chance to kick start your career then this opportunity is for you.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 10 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8.30am - 4.30pm Monday - Thursday and 8.30am - 3.30pm Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    03 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

If you are looking for an apprenticeship that will combine your passion for engineering with the chance to kick start your career, this opportunity could be ideal for you. The start date for the Harwin academy will be 29th August 2023.

Harwin has been successfully providing apprenticeship opportunities for nearly 20 years. Our trainees are a vital part of our workforce and many have had long and rewarding careers with the Company.

Due to the specialist nature of the processes within Harwin there may be roles available in all our divisions, including:

  • Plastics
  • Electro Plating
  • High Speed Stamping
  • Automated Assembly
  • Robotic production
  • Software Programming
  • R & D Machine / Tool Build or Design
  • Product Design

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

As an Engineering Apprentice, you will complete a Level 2 Engineering Operative qualification.

Our students will complete a comprehensive training programme covering 12 modules together with the opportunity to gain work experience within our manufacturing and engineering facility. The roles will primarily be based at the Harwin facility in Farlington but apprentices must be flexible to travel to the PETA site in Havant for some training delivery.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The career opportunities at Harwin are very varied. As we are an extremely dynamic organisation our roles change and develop frequently. We invest heavily in the training and development of staff in all areas of the business. This is an ongoing process to ensure they have the right skills and experience to support Harwin as it continuously adapts to new technologies, engineering process improvements and innovative product launches. Where appropriate we support our trainees should they wish to continue onto Level 6 (degree).

As a privately owned Company, we re-invest a very large percentage of our annual profit back into enhancing our processes, technologies and people. We have a high staff retention rate and seek to give our employees as much opportunity as possible to achieve their career ambitions. You will be employed by Harwin from the outset of your apprenticeship as a demonstration of our commitment to the investment in you. Many of our apprentices from the last 20 years are still with the business today in very key roles such as:

  • Head of Research and Development
  • New Product Initiative Manager
  • Product Designer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Have a 'can do' mentality, Motivated to achieve, Able to work independently, Respectful to staff and tutors


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

Things to consider

Benefits: As an Engineering Apprentice you will be offered: 37.5 hour working week (8.30 am – 4.30 pm Monday to Thursday and 3.30 pm finish on Friday). 25 days holiday. Incremental salary reviews as your training progresses. Company uniform & laptop. 3x salary life cover. Pension Scheme. On-Site Parking (first come first served).

About the employer

Harwin plc manufacture superior electrical / electronic components of the highest quality for demanding applications. Based in Portsmouth for over 70 years our products are distributed worldwide through a network of partners in Europe, Asia and the US. Harwin offers a breadth and depth of expertise in such markets as industrial and instrumentation, medical, military, aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics and telecommunications. What Next? If you are looking for an apprenticeship where no two days will be the same, we want to hear from you. Please click apply below to register your interest our Engineering Apprenticeships




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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 10 Aug 2023