Apprentice Mechanical Engineering Operative IPP (EUROPE) LIMITED

This is an exciting opportunity to join a large engineering company as an Apprentice Engineering Operative. You shall be ensuring machines and equipment used are maintained, operating a variety of conventional machines and assembling and repairing machine and press tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, and other hand tools.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2024

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 - Thursday 7.00am - 4.00pm and Friday 7.00am - 12.00pm (Flexible on start and finish times).

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

As an Apprentice Engineering Operative, you shall be involved in general engineering operations whilst developing your relevant skills and knowledge.You shall work individually or as part of a team to carry out a range of engineering operations which include:

  • Ensuring machines and equipment used are maintained
  • Operating a variety of conventional machines
  • Assembling and repairing machine and press tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, and other hand tools
  • Preparing materials and equipment

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Engineering
  • Level 2 Competence in Engineering
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential progression within the company and the opportunity to do the next level of apprenticeship, depending on the role being done.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

A desire to learn, Enjoys practical tasks, An interest in engineering, Polite, Punctual, Reliable


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-D/3-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-D/3-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade A*-D/3-9) Essential

Things to consider

Travel to work due to location of site - please ensure you do your research. Will be required to attend day release at the training centre on Pride Park in Derby.

About the employer

Having been a part of the IPP Group since 2008, IPP Scomark has been transformed from a small jobbing shop into a world class manufacturer of butt weld fittings, specialising in Duplex, Super Duplex, nickel alloys and stainless steel. The company operates from a 7000 square metre state of the art manufacturing facility and as part of the IPP Group is able to draw on vast raw material stocks enabling fittings to be made on very short lead times.




Unit C Barton Business Park Barton Under Needwood


DE13 8BX

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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




Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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