Fitter Engineering Apprenticeship NTM/GB LTD

NTM are looking for engineering apprentices to join their team to work across multiple manufacturing. This will be alongside attending HWGTA in Worcester. Work will include hydraulics assembly and testing, pneumatics assembly and testing, electrical assembly and testing, welding, internal paint shop and shot blast.

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Closing date: 15 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

    Company hours are Monday - Thursday 6.30am - 5:30pm. There will be a shift pattern, so you will not be required to work from 6.30am - 5:30pm, these are just the core hours.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    17 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Supporting the production manager in developing a high standard of refuse vehicles
  • Reading drawings and carrying out works in accordance with drawings supplied in build packs.
  • Using power tools, hydraulics, electrics and completing MIG welding
  • Working in a timely manner producing finished products to build process deadlines
  • Ability to raise issues during a build process and record any changes
    Support sub-contractors, such as camera, weigh and other ancillary companies while on site
  • Monitoring build process and liaising with production manager so
    appointments for sub-contractors can be arranged
  • Capturing and recording information to be standardised and used in future builds
  • Finalising all relevant paperwork
  • Assisting with the preparations for vehicle inspections and testing
  • To carry out and complete other duties as required in line with the companies needs

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

Formal training is delivered at HWGTA, located in Worcester (WR4 9GN). You will be placed at the training centre through your first year of the apprenitceship, one day in the classroom and 4 days in the workshop

With year 2 you will receive training one day per week which is a combination of face-to-face and remote, as per your assigned training plan

Additional training for functional skills in English and maths will be undertaken if needed

You will receive monthly visits from your assigned learning and development specialist, who will set you work, monitor your development and wellbeing and discuss training sessions. They will also prepare you for your End Point Assessment to gain your STANDARD - LEVEL 3 - ENGINEERING MECHATRONICS qualification.

There is also a five-day teambuilding residential trip that is held in spring of each year.

In house training will include:

  • Complying with Statutory Regulations & Organisational Safety Requirements
  • Working effectively and efficiently in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Conducting business improvement techniques (in induction)
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Assembling & testing fluid power systems 
  • Maintaining electrical equipment/systems 
  • Wiring and testing electrical equipment circuits 
  • Preparing & using lathes for turning operations 
  • Preparing & using milling machines 
  • Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system 
  • General welding applications 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A permanent position will be offered to the right candidates and progression opportunities will be available over time.

Possible future career opportunities include:

  • Maintenance Mechanical Technician
  • Maintenance Shift Leader
  • Project Management

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Patience, Strong Commitment, Time Management, Multi-work task management


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

Things to consider

This is a four year apprenticeship resulting in an Advanced Level 3 Engineering. The successful apprentice will be required to travel to HWGTA Worcester WR4 9GN in the first year and 1 day in the second year.

About the employer

Founded in 1950 by Lennart Nordin, AB Narpes Tra Och Metall (NTM) is anengineering company that develops, manufactures, sells and maintains refuse andrecycling collection vehicles and trailers. NTM bodies are a firm favourite in boththe public and private sector for residual and recycling waste application, offering customers quality and reliability in its vehicles resulting in low life cycle costs and following success in the Nordic and Baltic regions NTM decided to bring their experience to the UK market place. In 2003, NTM-GB Ltd was created and quickly became a market leader in the supply of compaction and non-compaction refuse and recycling collection vehicles by offering customers bespoke body solutions to suit their specific needs. After 8 years of successful business, NTM-GB acquired the British firm ‘LinkTip’ who specialised in tipping equipment and smaller refuse solutions. After 12 years of growth in the Shrewsbury and Willenhall areas, NTM-GB relocated to a larger factory in Kidderminster in 2015, where NTM-GB’s quality vehicles are now manufactured, assembled and maintained and NTM employ over 60 members of staff.







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Training provider



Donna Harper Edwards

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

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