Engineering Fitter Apprentice VECSTAR LTD

Vecstar Ltd is a leading manufacturer of Laboratory Furnaces, Industrial Oven and Heat-Treatment equipment. Due to our ongoing success and business growth, we are seeking to recruit Engineering Apprentices onto our training programme and to work in our busy Production and Design facility in Chesterfield, near Sheffield.

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Closing date: 04 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Working hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    10 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Read & understand engineering drawings 
  • Assembly of components
  • Fitting of components
  • Inspection of components
  • Final assembly and testing including safety checks & quality assurance certs

Please note for this role it will either be the Mechanical or Electrical pathway. 

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 engineering fitter Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group
  • 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?

  • Progression throughout the company
  • HNC/HND for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Respectful and honest, Punctual and reliable


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

Things to consider

Must be able to travel to work on a daily basis and to the training Chesterfield College center on day release. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

About the employer

Vecstar Ltd is a leading company in the UK manufacturing Electric furnaces, high temperature ovens and other heat treatment products to the highest quality. Our products are used by blue chip scientific and industrial companies and universities around the world.







S41 9RF

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Training provider



Hannah Donald

01246 500500

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

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