Apprentice Mechanical or Electrical Fitter IMA SWIFTPACK LIMITED

IMA Swiftpack Ltd specialises in the Design and Manufacture of packaging machinery for the pharmaceutical industry. Its core machinery is electronic tablet counting equipment for tablets and capsules into bottles. We have an excellent opportunity for an Apprentice to join our manufacturing team based in Alcester as an apprentice fitter.

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Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    1st Year Apprentice Minimum Wage + 10% (For all Ages) 2nd Year  If Under 18 - Apprentice Minimum Wage + 10%  If over 18 - National Minimum wage

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday: 8am – 5pm Friday: 8am – 1pm Including 30 minutes for lunch from Monday to Thursday

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Every day is different here at Swiftpack which gives great variety to the working week. The basic tasks you will need to master are:

  • Reading engineering drawings
  • Basic machining on a lathe and milling machine
  • Assembly of complex machine parts.Assembly of pneumatic systems
  • Ability to trace and report faults during assembly
  • Understanding of design concepts

The training you will be getting

Formal training is delivered at HWGTA located in Worcester (WR4 9GN):

Duration approximately 40-45 months.

Year 1 includes 26-42 weeks off the job training to cover practical and theory aspects

Year 2 would include 1 day per week to complete EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Development Knowledge

Years 2, 3 & 4 will be based in company developing skills in preparation for the end point assessment to gain your Engineering Fitter Level 3 qualification.

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.

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

There is also a five-day teambuilding residential trip that is held in the spring of each year offered to all apprentices on programme.

This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:

  • IET for Eng Tech

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There are always options to progress within the company and if a vacancy should arise, we are pleased when we can offer jobs internally when possible. We have several employees who have progressed through the business during their employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Mechanical aptitude, Interest in Mechanical Process, Desire to learn, Good timekeeping, Committed


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/ 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade A*-C/ 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

Alcester doesn’t have a great Public Transport Network so any potential candidates will need to consider how they will be able to travel to and from both HWGTA and the factory. This position could be closed sooner than the listed closing date should a successful applicant be identified

About the employer

IMA Swiftpack Ltd are part of the IMA group and specialise in the Design and Manufacture of packaging machinery for the pharmaceutical industry. Our core machinery is electronic tablet counting equipment for filling solid dose products (tablets and capsules) into bottles. Along with filling equipment it also designs and manufactures all other associated equipment required for a primary bottle filing production line. This includes bottle unscrambling machines, bottle cleaning machines, desiccant inserting machines, tablet hopper filling machines, cotton wad inserting machines, bottle capping machines, cap sealing machines and cap retorqueing machines.




Swiftpack House 3 Arden Road Alcester


B49 6HN

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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


Emily Jackson

01905 330732

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

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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