Technical Mechanical Apprentice CULLUM DETUNERS LIMITED

This is a fantastic apprenticeship opportunity to join a specialist engineering business based in Heanor as a technical apprentice where you will be involved in drawing, project calculations and site surveys.

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Closing date: 03 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 8:30am-5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    16 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Year one:

  • Under instruction and within training guidelines, operate/train in the use of Cullum machinery/ equipment in order to gain a good knowledge of machine capacities and metal working techniques.
  • Learn and develop plating skills and increase knowledge and understanding of fabrication processes.
  • To carry out instructions from the Technical Service Manager and Team Leaders in all aspects of the role and produce a consistently high standard of work, meeting the targets and deadlines set by manager and relevant training facilitators

Years two and three:

  • Preparation of engineering calculations over a number of disciplines in support of detail design schemes
  • Participate in research and development activities
  • Aid with the carrying out of site survey activities
  • Produce sketch drawings of design concepts in sufficient detail to enable production of detail design definition drawings
  • Use IT packages effectively in the course of engineering activities (excel, word, Mathcad, CAD, PDM, PLM, etc.)
  • Interpret engineering drawings
  • Interpret and implement engineering specifications and standards
  • Self-development to meet new requirements
  • Provide progress status reports to line management on a regular basis and work to achieve or improve company and customer objectives of program, cost and quality
  • Hazard identification and risk reduction

The training you will be getting

  • 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 Technician Level 3, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group

You will also recieve:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Engineering Manufacturing

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full time position within the company 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 5) Essential

Things to consider

Please be mindful of the minimum grade requirements the employer has set

About the employer

Cullum Detuners Limited is a world leading engineering company with a proven track record in providing advanced engineered solutions to the Aerospace, Energy, Marine and Nuclear Sectors. Browsing our website you will be viewing our company history; the range of products and services we provide and an overview of some of the prestigious projects with which we have been involved.




Adams Close Heanor Gate Industrial Park


DE75 7SW

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


James Sayles


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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