This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Maintenance Apprentice for the company with a long-term future, covering robotics, tooling and fixtures, electrical and mechanical machines, foundry auxiliary equipment and plant equipment.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Productivity bonus

  • Working week

    Monday and Tuesday, 7.00am to 3.45pm, Wednesday and Thursday, 7.00am to 3.30pm and Friday, 7.00am to 12.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Typical day to day duties will include maintaining all workshop equipment such as:

  • Robotics
  • Plant & Equipment
  • Tooling and fixtures
  • Electrical and mechanical machines
  • Foundry auxiliary equipment

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

  • This is a level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Mechatronics pathway), delivered over a 4 year period
  • The apprentice will be required to attend the training centre 2.5 days per week for the first two years as part of the training. (In-Comm Training Services in Aldridge, WS9 8UG)

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Mechatronics
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced
  • Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Once completing this apprenticeship, there will be potential progression to a level 4 HNC in Engineering if the apprentice is the right candidate for continued employment and is happy to progress further

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, An interest in engineering


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 9-4) Essential

About the employer

Castings P.L.C. is a market leading iron casting and machining group based in the UK, supplying both the domestic and export markets. The original foundry operation dates back to 1835 and today the group comprises of three trading businesses, employing over 1,000 people in the UK. The group operates two iron foundries – Castings P.L.C. (Brownhills, West Midlands) and William Lee Limited (Dronfield, Derbyshire) – together with the CNC Speedwell Limited machining operation which is also based in Brownhills. The group produces Ductile iron, SG iron, Austempered ductile iron (ADI), SiMo and Ni-resist castings up to 45kg in weight. Our four Disamatic moulding machines and three horizontal green sand moulding machines provide a foundry capacity of 70,000 tonnes per annum. Our machining operation is invested to support the capacity requirements of the foundry customer base and also to expand general machining in alternative materials.




Lichfield Rd.


West Midlands

WS8 6JZ.

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Training provider



Sue Fisher

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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