Apprentice Engineering Technician in Mechatronic Maintenance COOKS BLINDS & SHUTTERS LTD

As the successful apprentice, you will work in a supported learning environment to develop the skills and knowledge that will assist over the 3/4- year apprenticeship and secure employment, progressing your career in the future. You will be required to work alongside the Mechanical and Electrical engineering team within a positive environment.

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Closing date: 03 Oct 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

    Monday- Friday, 08:00 - 17:00 (although this may be slightly modified). 60 minute break every day.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprentice's work will focus around the installation, service and maintenance of Industrial doors, fast action doors, roller shutter doors, loading bays, gates and barriers and auto doors. Electrical and mechanical fault- finding will also form part of the role, as well as other tasks.

Main duties will include:

  • To work under supervision to learn mechanical and electrical engineering skills
  • Learn the role of installation
  • Service and Maintenance
  • To undertake relevant training and operate plant as requested by the manager
  • Electrical and Mechanical fault finding
  • Welding
  • Fabrication and sheet metal working
  • Measuring components and dimensions
  • Marking out fixing holes and identifying suitable fixings
  • Grinding and cutting with abrasive wheels
  • Wiring safety control systems
  • Working at height
  • Stay committed and motivated when faced with challenges
  • Reading and understanding instructions
  • To carry out duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Health and Safety Policy and relevant Health and Safety legislation
  • To ensure the company’s policies and procedures are complied with at all times
  • General housekeeping required
  • Good, honest communicator
  • Follow a logical approach to problem solving

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

Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard- Mechatronics Maintenance Technician pathway:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 2 Award for Foundation Phase Gateway Assessment.
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering (Development Competence)- Mechatronic Maintenance Technician
  • For the End Point Assessment (EPA) apprentices will undertake a viva interview (to check occupational competence), a portfolio of evidence and professional competence against the EngTech standard
  • Apprentices must attend college sessions one day per week at the Ipswich Road campus, located near Norwich city centre

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • A permanent position may be available for the right candidate following successful completion of the apprenticeship
  • The business is looking for somebody who wants to develop and gain a position following their apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Fault- finding skills, Reasoning, Practical thinking, Good basic hand skills, Commitment, Strong work ethic, Excellent time- keeping, Motivated, Interest in Engineering


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4/C or L2 Functional Skills) Essential

Things to consider

Previous experience of working or learning in an Engineering environment is desirable, but not essential. All new staff are initially taken on a 3-month probationary contract. You will be paid monthly and will receive a contributory pension scheme. You will also receive 252 hours (21 days) paid holiday per year (including bank holidays). A lot of work is based within door openings so being comfortable working outdoors is a must. Applicants will need to be able to travel daily to Cooks Blinds & Shutters.

About the employer

Cooks Blinds & Shutters have been providing the interior and exterior furnishings for commercial and domestic premises for over 58 years. Cooks is a family enterprise having expanded into separate companies all working together to offer a large range of products and services throughout East Anglia.








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Training provider



City College Norwich (Apprenticeships)

01603 773365

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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